The holidays have come and gone and the memories of yesterday will continue to live on. Many people set New Year’s resolutions such as starting an exercise program to lose weight and within 2 weeks, revert back to old habits. Gym memberships double during this time of year because many people have jumped on the bandwagon but easily get diverted from the path. Trust me there’s no judgment here because I’ve been there, done that.
The New Year brings a new energy for everyone because it gives us an opportunity to reset and start over. If you didn’t accomplish the goal last year, you have an opportunity to wipe the slate clean, start over again and begin fresh. But why do we complicate things by carrying feelings of guilt and condemn ourselves when we don’t make the goal?
In reality when we carry the negative emotions of guilt and condemnation, it becomes like a cloud over our heads. And no matter where we go, it continues to follow us and depletes our life force energy. Many times we become our worst enemy because of the internal dialogue and mind chatter that continues in our head over and over again.
There are many sacred texts available for us to use as a guide to help us along life’s journey. Some use them and some don’t. I’m a firm believer that they are words inspired by God to help us on our journey in case we divert from our path.
But in the world of technology and the hustle and bustle of life, it’s important that we take the time to be still. Psalms 46:10 reads, “Be still and know that I am God.” I applied that scripture to my life within the past 2 weeks and have had many breakthroughs! One in particular, I was inspired to take a 2 week social media break. The clarity and focus I experienced during the break has been priceless and my productivity level has gone through the roof!
Truth be told, I’ve accomplished more within the past 2 weeks than I have all year long! Yes it’s sad, but you must be true to yourself in order for change to happen. It has been my biggest lesson learned for 2016 – limit your time on social media or else you’ll get sucked into the technology vacuum and end up going down many rabbit trails.
I’m grateful for the experience and have decided to remove the app from my phone and allocate specific times in which to use it. It doesn’t matter how smart or rich you are, we’ve all failed at some things in our lives. But what matters most is not to remain there. Get up, dust yourself off, reset and start again!
Wishing you a boat load of peace, love and prosperity in 2017!