New Year’s Resolutions. The concept drags me down. The word resolution is bad enough. It’s defined as ‘a firm decision to do or not to do something’ and ‘the action of solving a problem, dispute, or contentious matter.’ There’s a fist-y feeling, hunker down, and just do it power that I feel when I say the word out loud.
So this year, I’m dumping resolutions. I want to turn to the more positive way of looking at these.
I looked up the synonyms for resolution: and found a few that I’m adopting for my New Year.
I’m going to make bold heartfelt declarations that I will set my intentions to be full of moxie and pluck and spunk and be carried out with courage and boldness and will be heartfelt and gutsy.
So there. I just used 11 of the synonyms for resolutions and it all feels more purposeful (change that to 12).
So what are those declarations?
I declare I will be kinder.
I declare I will practice self-compassion.
I declare I will be a better listener.
I declare I will say ‘no’ when my gut tells me to.
I declare I will stay present to those I am with and connect at a deeper level.
I declare I will prioritize play.
I declare I will surround myself with people who inspire me and push me to be a better human being.
I declare I will continue to stretch, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
I declare this year will produce my best work ever.
I declare that I will do the things I love more often for the sake of nothing more than to do the things I love more often.
I declare I will use the word love more and that I will love more.
I declare I will take full responsibility for what I am creating in the world and for the energy I bring in it.