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Thursday, January 9, 2020

New Year, New What? by Dr. Sharice Bradford

It seems as if every time the new year rolls around people go into the frenzy of make resolutions or lifestyle changes or commitments that they follow for the first few months of the year and then by the King holiday it is back to life as usual. I know I have done that more times than I care to admit, which is why I decided that resolutions were no longer for me. I got off the resolution hamster wheel and decided that there were a few things I could do differently to ensure success in the coming year.
Here are three things that I do now that have served me well and I hope they help you too.

1. Throw away the resolutions. Why do we make resolutions? Who started that trend and why have we for generations decided that that was what we needed to do to make lasting or meaningful change in our lives. Statistically, resolutions don’t work. Studies demonstrate that less than 25% of people who make resolutions stay committed to those resolutions beyond 30 days.  30 days!  While only 8% of people accomplish their resolutions. 

2. So instead of making a resolution, select a theme or word for the year. Last year my word was Manifestation. I wrote it down and I posted it everywhere, I even made it my screensaver. I made sure that all of my thoughts, actions, and ideas lined up with what I truly wanted to manifest in my life. Just like Shaft had a theme song, come up with your ‘theme’ word for 2020 and make sure that everything you do, focus on or desire is in alignment with your word for the year. Be intentional about how you move and watch your life align with your desire.

3. Stay focused. It can be difficult to stay on track and keep going. Life happens to all of us, whatever or however life happens don’t let the distractions keep you from accomplishing your goals for the year. Keep your theme word for the year in front of your mind at all times. Tape it to your mirror, make it your screen saver, place it in your wallet, make sure it follows you wherever you go. Take a break if you need to, make the necessary adjustments but keep your eyes on the prize and keep your ultimate goal in mind. If you focus on one word or theme for the year and align everything else in accordance with that word or theme it will be a lot easier to stay the course instead of attempting to track that list of resolutions you made in December.

As businesswomen and as Bosses it is important to make moves that ultimately set us up for success and not stress us out or make the process any more difficult than it has to be.

Welcome to 2020 a New Year and a New Opportunity to live the life of your wildest dreams and greatest manifestations. What is your word for 2020?  Next month I will share mine with you! 

Learn more about Dr. Sharice Bradford via her website at  www.structuredsoulwellness.org and follow her on Twitter @CoachSharice7

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