Happy New Year! Are you one of those people who look at the New Year as a fresh start? If so, you are not alone. It is estimated that about 45% of Americans make New Year’s Resolutions which equates to about 146,395,428 people. Wow, that is a lot!
So what’s your New Year’s Resolution? Is it lose weight, get a new job, think more positive?
My New Year’s Resolutions are to be healthy, achieve my desired weight, continue blogging and keep thinking positive thoughts.
If you’ve not already started, now is a good time to keep a jar of all the positive things you wish for yourself and loved ones.
I meditate every day in the morning before I start the day and at the end of the day before I go to bed. Every morning, I read all my positive notes that I wish for myself and loved ones. Here are just a couple examples what goes into my positive thinking jar:
- I have great joy and inner peace
- I will make $xxxx in 2017
One of my favorite quotes is from the movie, Forest Gump where he says, “My mama always said . . . life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get.”
Life is the same . . . you never know what it will bring you. It can bring you great joy and great sorrow and how you look at things can make all the difference in the world. If you think more positive thoughts . . . the health benefits are amazing. Just check out the benefits below of the power of positive thinking in an article published by the Mayo Clinic (if this isn’t enough to start thinking positive . . . I don’t know what is:)).
- Increased life span
- Lower rates of depression
- Lower levels of distress
- Greater resistance to the common cold
- Better psychological and physical well-being
- Reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease
- Better coping skills during hardships and times of stress
In closing, I hope you make 2017 the best year ever! Here’s wishing you a year filled with health, happiness and thoughts full of positive thinking!