The time has come round again to set goals for the new year ahead. But before we do that, let’s really consider our resolutions.
Because if they’re too big, unrealistic or out of alignment with the internal view of ourselves - it’s unlikely that they’re going to last, according to Psychology Professor Peter Herman.
However if our goals are small and support us in developing desirable habits, we are more likely to keep these resolutions.
Here at Boody we are all about feel good New Year's Resolutions. Which is why we have created a list of our favourites that will inspire you to be the happiest version of you, moment by moment.
1. Living better is living with less
We’ve all heard the Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up and ‘living with less’, but what about the closet that is your brain too? Reflecting on the year that’s been, have you wasted too much energy on depleting things that make you unhappy? Now is the perfect time to check in with ourselves. Are your daily actions and activities aligned with your personal values and what truly matters to you? Check out Alexandra Franzen's incredible tips here on cleaning your life and calendar for good.
2. Live in Harmony With your Convictions
What kind of energy are you exuding when you're living your truth? How do you act differently, talk differently, think and even breathe differently? According to Spiritual Guru Gabrielle Bernstein distinguishing between what it feels like to be in your truth vs. what it feels like to be in your ego is the trick to helping you live authentically. Even writing this down will help you take action consistently and maintain your personal power instead of relying on external circumstances. Then show up and commit.
3. Eating healthy depends on you (and only you)
Your body really is your temple. Maybe you feel like you’ve let yourself down with past New Year's resolutions because you tried a diet or eating plan that didn’t work. But there’s a very good reason for that. Because it isn’t a one size fits all. Nutritionist, Author and Health Blogger Jessica Sepel says we are all biochemically unique, and in a world where we are inundated with information, we need to tune in within ourselves. This includes a wholefood plate and balanced lifestyle.
4. Be a better consumer for a better world
We can’t radically change our environment overnight. But if we start on January 1 and repeat a positive deed for 365 days, then a greater change will happen. You can start with your daily cup of coffee.
It is estimated Australians use 1 billion disposable coffee cups each year and it is the second-largest contributor to litter waste after plastic bottles. - ABC News
Opt for a reusable coffee cup or have your coffee in-house.
Another simple yet incredibly positive change is to educate yourself by checking labels and certifications of the products you use from beauty, household cleaning and clothing. For example, Boody's processes are certified ECOCERT, WRAP, “Confidence in Textiles” (refer to our FAQ to learn more).
5. Eliminate negativity
A lot of our fears are based on choices we have to make and the fear of getting it wrong. But what if there is no right or wrong choice and every choice we make is the right one? What if people’s negativity they put onto us is only a projection of their own fears? Harnessing these very powerful thoughts is an incredible tool to eliminating negativity and boosting our self-confidence. Here’s 30 powerful quotes on failure to motivate you into success
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6. Move your mind and your body
Summer is the perfect time to soak up the outdoors and exercise in harmony with the environment. Maybe there’s a hike you would like to accomplish, go paddle-boarding with a group of friends, or take up yoga on the beach instead of a studio. Being a new year, this is also a perfect time to rev up your meditation and inner-reflection - even if it’s just ten minutes a day. Free mobile apps like HeadSpace can help you do just that. Visualise your desires and harness the feeling of joy it brings you, so you feel inspired to take action throughout the day.
7. Stay optimistic
This isn’t just a belief, but a lifestyle. It is entirely up to you how you choose to live your greatest life. So instead of beating yourself up when things don’t go the way you planned, allow life to be and realise it is all happening for you. There is always something to take from each and every moment. Feelings don’t need to be labelled good or bad but just feelings that are part of the human experience. The same goes for living your day to day life, it is your thinking that shapes your experiences.
8. Just do it!
Going back to point five, if you eliminate the fear of making a choice and just do it anyway, you’re going to take something away from it and add to your self-growth regardless of the outcome. So challenge yourself, surprise yourself, inspire others and make 2017 your most kick-butt year to date!
Here’s to a Happy and Healthy 2017! We’ve got some new styles just in time for the New Year. Shop summer whites in our Boody Women’s range here