I love new beginnings.
Whether it is Jan 1st, Chinese New Year (this Thursday), the first day of Spring, or the Fall Equinox…I LOVE the idea of starting over.
It’s why I love Mondays. A fresh week ahead.
It’s why I love the morning time best. A chance EVERY day to start over and start fresh.
And of course we know that with every new breath we take…every conscious breath...we are starting anew.
What a gift it is…to have this opportunity to release the past, breathe into the present and welcome the future with open arms, love, and compassion.
Anything is possible for us. We forget this. I forget this.
When we consciously tell ourselves “This is a fresh start. A new beginning. Anything is possible for me“, and we truly mean it, we’ll feel immediate relief, ease, and excitement for what we truly desire to create in our lives.
So to keep us connected to the newness of every breath, every new day, season, year…I’ve come up with a few tips to steer us back on track when we forget the TRUTH and when we need to come back into our bodies and into the presence.
1. Remember to Breathe.
This is gold, baby. Inhale deeply and exhale with a sound of “ahhhhhh….”. Tell yourself, “I’m moving forward in a new way. I’m ready to let go of what was and be here now.”
Need help with some conscious breath? Check out this video
2. It is never a bad time to release stuff.
If you feel scrambled, confused, lost, frustrated, take a look around at your home, office, garage, in your car.
Is there clutter? Too much stuff?
One of my favorite ways to renew is to clean and de-clutter. I believe so much of our frustration stems from mental and physical clutter. Don’t know what to do? Clean your house. Wash the dishes. Start a new bag of clothes or household items to be donated.
3. Decide right now to check something off of your list.
Whether it is Monday, New Year’s Day, or just 4 pm in the afternoon, ask yourself “what has been nagging at me?”
Just do it. Call that person. Sit down with your taxes. Fix the broken door.
Check it off the list TODAY. Those voices will continue to weigh you down, cause anxiety and worry.
4. How you do one thing is how you do everything.
Become extremely observant and nonjudgmental at the same time. Be very kind and forgiving with yourself as you take a deep look at your dominating thoughts. Are they life affirming or full of self-loathing?
Take a gander at the way you drive your car, wash the dishes or talk to the barista when you are in a real hurry. Remember, be kind to yourself.
As you look at yourself in your day to day actions and thoughts, take notes. Write it down. Be real with yourself. Commit to being gentler, kinder, slower and more thoughtful. When you fall off track, revisit number one on this list. Over and over again.
5. Forgive yourself and everyone else.
We’re not letting anyone off the hook or allowing ourselves to be a pushover. We’re setting ourselves free. We’re moving from now to now…to right now. Letting go of what was and being here. Loving and forgiving ourselves and others. Doing it again and again as needed.
More on forgiveness here and here from recent blogs.
“The greatest gift that you could ever give to another is your own happiness, for when you are in a state of joy, happiness, or appreciation, you are fully connected to the Stream of pure, positive Source Energy that is truly who you are. And when you are in that state of connection, anything or anyone that you are holding as your object of attention benefits from your attention.”
~ Esther Hicks