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New Years Resolutions Suck – Part 2

 New Years Resolutions Suck – Part 2

 

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Mexico NY’s sunset

 

Went into a Mexican town near where I am staying to this restaurant that served the best shrimp ever.  We got the lat table and parking space as it was busy in this area with a New Years Day celebration going on al over and people were every where!

I got to watch the people having fun, playing, eating, celebrating – what joy!  Then I got to watch the sunset – and that is one of my most favourite things to do is watching the sun rise or set – such beauty and in the moment!!

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New Years day in Mexico

 

Now that we know from Part one why New Years Resolutions suck – what can we do differently to make sure 2017 doesn’t turn out like 2016, 2015, 2014 and so on!

We all have things we want to improve on, work towards, change or let go of – go ahead and make that list of those things.

Now ask yourself why?  Why is it I want to have, be or do those things……..keep asking yourself why or even what will it mean?

When you’ve gone as far as you can now dig a little bit and ask how you will feel when you get there.

ex

I want to lose 5 lbs

Why?

Because my clothes won’t feel so tight

What does that mean to me?

I can wear more of my clothes and feel better in my body.

How does that feel when I think of myself being able to wear more of my clothes and feel better in my body.

I will feel more confident, more attractive, healthier……..

What you are truly going for is the feeling or essence of what you desire – if there is no emotion behind it, there is no energy and it will not happen.

ex

I want to lose 5 lbs

Why?

because, I do

Yes but why?

I don’t know, so I can fit in my clothes but it never happens, this probably won’t be any different this time (you may be thinking as well)

How will that make you feel?

I don’t know, better……

 

See the difference, better yet FEEL the difference.

Get some energy behind what you truly desire not just in New Year’s Resolutions but anything in life – E-motion is Energy in Motion – if there is truly just nothing there there will be nothing there.  Time to spend some time and get real and honest with yourself.  I you want to lose 5 lbs but have no interest in doing anything different and really don’t care if you first into more of your clothes or not – then just be honest with yourself so that later on you don’t have an excuse to mentally or verbally beat yourself up.

On you have the why, the emotion and the energy behind it – then you will more naturally move in directions that will help you on that path – all of a sudden some of your cravings may go down, or you just aren’t as interested in eating some of those foods, or tv well what a waste time lets go for a walk, get out in nature or do some stretching become a priority.

Pay attention though – you may get tested a few days in – go back read our why, the emotions and you may need to really bring those feelings to the forefront again as since we are human beings it can be easy to fall back into old patterns and programming – it takes minimum 21 days to change a habit / pattern as we are creating neuro-pathways.

I know you can do it though – you’ve got it in you.

Why settle for mediocrity where there is so much more out there!!

You deserve it!!

I’e got your back as I’ve been there before!!

Have an amazing day and get in touch with your why and feelings!!

Life will never be the same!

Jodi

 

PS

For al little more on this I will be doing my first FB live later today – will keep you posted on time!

 

 

Why New Years Resolutions Suck!!

Why New Years Resolutions Suck!!

 

You have 2 choices in life

– to live the life you were born to live

or

– live the life you were conditioned to live!!

The greatest source of pain in life is NOT living your Soul’s purpose.

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Sometimes we need new eyes or vision to see clearer as to how we really want to be living!

2017 is going to be the year of truth and growth.

Lets not waste our time making the same New year’s resolutions as all the previous year.

Why do I say that?

These are the common resolutions people make each year

Lose Weight and Get Fit
Quit Smoking
Learn Something New
Eat Healthier and Diet
Get Out of Debt and Save Money
Spend More Time with Family
Travel to New Places
Be Less Stressed
Volunteer
Drink Less

 

AND the most broken ones.

Do any of these look familiar??

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Sometimes all we see or focus on is what we have to give up, get through or the pain of change.

 

As I write this I am sitting in a quaint, little roadside cafe with organic gardens around, sunlight filtering through, beautiful music softly playing, fresh food available and open, nice people around – oh and I am wearing flip flops too!

I have learned this nurtures my Soul big time!!

I became honest with myself and what I truly desired!

What is the definition of insanity?

Keep doing the same things over and over yet expecting different results!  And I know that – I’ve been there many times!

I stopped doing NY’s resolutions years ago.  I started doing thing daily, weekly, monthly that in a years time I could look back,reflect and say holy shit – good job Jodi!!!  Look at how far you’ve come, look at where you were and where you are now!

It’s those little things, those little steps / choices that we make daily that over time can hugely shift our lives – it does not have to be the all or nothing on NY’s!

Look at gym memberships as an example – the first week in January the gym is crowded – you will wait for machines, classes will be jammed pack full and my March back to the same old.

Stop jumping in with the all or nothing mentality!

Remember – it’s YOUR life – each moment is a choice point – what are you choosing?

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Is your foundation of yourself and your life solid and strong or not?

Stay tuned for Part 2 with some great questions to get you thinking about How Do You Want to be Living YOUR Life!!

Until then, have a fantastic New Years no matter what you are doing and prepare for 2017 to be a pivotal year!!

Much Love

Jodi

xo

 

Happy New Years!

Happy New Years!

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The Pier

As I sit and write this on the last day of 2015, I’m thinking back over the past year and what an incredible year it’s been. I have so much to be thankful for and if you are reading this that includes you as without you I wouldn’t have a blog!

I was able to leave my job I had for a short time in film as I created a residual income, did two amazing 6 week road trips down through the southern states getting my fill of sun, beach and warm weather with an incredible man, (and many photos taken), Plus many little side trips in between, I started picking up my camera more and now know that 2016 will have much more camera action going on. I have made many new incredible friends, ate amazing food, got my health back, started meditating, had more gratitude for things and people, got excited more at the little things in life, began deprogramming myself on many levels of programs that weren’t even mine (still going on of course lol), watched and captured many amazing sunsets, got to see whales, dolphins, bears and a few others in the wild, had many picnics, created art, got to walk my dog in the rainforest, made love often and turned 50………….

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Big Sur

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Sunset

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California

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Joshua Tree

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San Diego

I share that with you not to brag but to show what is possible. for me I had to step away from the norm and what was expected of me. Plus my kids turned 20 & 21 and are off doing their thing now – so it’s become more me focused and not in an ego type way!

I gave up making New Years Resolutions many years ago and now create intentions and get in touch with the truth of who I really am – or keep trying to – I am human!

Most New Year Resolutions are the same as last years, the year before and so on.

The most common ones are

– lose weight

– get into better shape

– get healthier

– make more money

– get out of debt

– quit smoking

– spend more time with family

– quit drinking

– more travelling

They are also the the most commonly broken!

What about being happy? What makes you sing, get you excited, make your juices flow. What about creating a life YOU love? Without comparing it to anyone else or what they have or are doing?

So I ask you – how will it be different this year? How will you do things differently?

What changes could you make, even if they were tiny things yet done daily, that could become more permanent in your way of living taking you closer to how you want to live and feel? So that at the end of 2016 you can look back and love what happened!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for stopping by and taking time to read this and share.

My wish of you is that 2016 is full of many amazing moments, tons of love, laughter, great health, abundance in all areas and anything else that makes your heart sing!

Create a Life YOU Love!

Jodi

xo

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