New Year, New Day, NEW YOU!
There was a time in my life when the beginning of the year was deemed by far as one of my most favorite times of the year. And why not? After all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, here’s our moment to reset. The first phrase heard to start the year off a very lively, boisterous “Happy New Year!”. Everywhere one goes for days after this becomes the greeting or farewell; it’s shared, received, and heard. It’s here and 2020 the start of a whole new decade has begun to lend a slew of emotions experienced by many all over the world. For a moment I challenge you to sit with yourself and ask how has this time felt for you?
Request for goal setting, vision board parties, and sparks of conversation to start this better version of you. Get fit, go exercise. eat healthy and work harder. Stop smoking, stop drinking, abusing drugs, eating junk, and judging. No pressure, right? Here’s the beautiful truth of it all…YOU ARE PERFECT and perfectly capable of shifting any challenging circumstance. Each day including the New Year gives us another moment to reset. When you open your eyes and discover that you are still among the living beings on this planet (smile) it’s another day to choose to be you. The version of you that feels so good about where you are now. You are doing this thing called life. It’s a journey and you, yes you are still on the path. One breath, one choice, one moment at a time.
Don’t like the last choice you made? There’s no undoing, but there lies possibly another opportunity to do it better the next time. Are you feeling out of alignment with a habit that no longer serves the better version of you? Has your habit negatively impacted your health, appearance, relationships, and/or your loved ones? We have within us to see life as a practice. We can take moments to visualize the kind of person we desire to be. The kind of relationships we wish to have with our loved ones and yes even the kind of year you would like to experience. It starts with first leaning all the way in to get to know you. The real you. The you without focusing on anything outside of you. So many things vying for your attention and distraction from fully experiencing this life. Diving into self-awareness requires your daily commitment to spending time with just yourself. Yes, we all get busy and we can all create an excuse for not having the time, but here lies yet another chance to tap into your power and carve out the space for this magic to happen. Not for anything or anyone else, but for YOU. All of this is so that the next moment lends a chance from that space to make a better choice.
There are so many ways to spark this practice. Over the last few years, I have enjoyed rather than considering a list of resolutions the focus of vibrating on one word or a phrase. I recently read someone state that her word for the year would be “Kangaroo”. Just hearing that makes me think of so many wonderful ways one can express the characteristics of a kangaroo. For me, rather than go with one word, I chose the phrase "Being Me". Just sharing this short phrase brings a smile to my face. I look forward to sharing more about this in photos, videos, and blogs to come. Is there a word or phrase that you’ve considered for this year? Whatever that word or phrase is, let it be one that brings you joy, peace, growth, and above all more love. Let it be something that ignites you into feeling more of you. Let today be the day that YOU decide that no matter what time, day or holiday it is knowing more of who you are is already greatness!
Be well, Be YOU, BE LOVE.
Love Talita Akana is a wife, mother, sister, and a friend. Over the years, she has shared guidance from the lessons she has learned. Grateful to be a vessel to assist others as a source of inspiration to touch another with what they learned to grow on their journey. This is Love.