I have never been a big fan of so-called “New Year’s Resolutions”. I think they are usually so broad and sweeping, or ill-conceived that by about one month into whatever it was that we swore we would not do anymore, or what we would do, we just give up.
Not that you need the end of one year and the beginning of a new year to start anything, but it is kind of a milestone event every year. And there is already champagne and confetti built in, so why not?
How about this… why don’t we instead say Happy New “You” to ourselves and then get to the business of implementing all of your creative ideas and feelings into being the best you… the most authentic you.
So, let’s call it a New Year’s “Evolution”. We are still evolving – yes, sister, even at our age, and especially at this age. This time of year is full of hope and new beginnings. And, when you are in your 50’s, 60’s and older, you just feel like time is so precious. Well, it is! You are so smart and intuitive. Now, time to expound on that.
What are you waiting for?
Like it or not, life is finite. We are alive now and still able to do so much, so let’s get going. Get yourself a journal, or a laptop, and keep one by your bedside (my brain really let’s go first thing in the morning, or sometimes in the middle of the night). Write down everything that comes to mind. Let your creativity flow – don’t hold back. Be honest, you are the only one who will see it, and sometimes we need to just get silly or way out there to let the real us come out. Just like when we were kids, remember how silly we were, how we played and created without fearing how we looked or what others thought? Sometimes it helps to put on your favorite music and even dance if you feel like it. Anything to get you loosened up.
Pretend that you only have 5 years left to live a healthy lifestyle – then what would you do? What is holding you back?
Here’s one of my favorite song lyrics to inspire you:
“In this undiscovered moment
Lift your head up above the crowd
You could shake this world
If you would only show us how.
Your life is now.”
So, is it time to start visualizing your dreams?
As part of Curated Over 40, I am hosting a small, intimate and authentic retreat for women in Italy. “Soul Trips” will enrich your mind and soul.
I call them “Soul Trips” because they are retreats for women where your senses will be awakened and your soul will be enriched by this type of travel.
Big hugs and inspiration,