Have you noticed that the popular New Year’s resolutions seem to be lose weight, quit smoking or stop drinking? While those are essentially positive resolutions, I purpose a new paradigm for Indigo Children and other Lightworkers. What if instead of losing, quitting or stopping we resolve to gain, start or add something new to our lives each year?
The tradition of setting a resolution comes from ancient Babylonians who made promises to their Gods at the beginning of the year. One of the reasons those lose, quit and stop resolutions don’t tend to stick is because they retain your focus. When you choose to gain, start or add, you are filling your life with good things that will eliminate the space in your life for the stuff you don’t want.
- Collect a new stamp on your passport
Travel. Travel outside your country if possible. That’s the kind of thing that blows open your perspective, challenges you and inspires you deeply.
- Make a new friend
Our habits tend to be associated with the company we keep. Make a new friend who is doing the things you are ready to do this year. Use the buddy system to keep each other inspired.
- Start cooking
Cooking is a great way to take control of so many things in your life including your physical and mental health. But the less obvious impact can come from the health of your community when you buy local products, which in turn has a major impact politically. Cooking is a powerful action.
- Create something
Paint. Write. Sing. Build. Design. Whatever your creative medium may be now is the time to embrace it and create something. Having a creative outlet is a total game changer.
- Do something new
Be bold. Go where you’ve never been before! This is the year you will do something totally unexpected and add some serious depth to yourself that will last a lifetime.
- Read a book
Not just any book– a really weird one that you have to special order or dig through a second hand bookstore to find. Those are the magical ones that give you bits of wisdom you’ll carry with you forever.
- Grow something
There’s nothing quite like the feeling you get from growing something. Be it food, a child, a business, an organization… Growing anything will give you the deep roots you need to establish the foundation on which to grow yourself.