Make 2018 A Year Of Discovery!
Peekaboo! Ah the joy of discovery. What laughter and joy it can bring. In addition to fun and games, we humans are innately curious. From newborns to old age there is something magical about the process of discovery.
So instead of resolutions, how about discoveries in 2018?
Ask yourself: What can you discover about yourself in 2018?
- That you enjoy doing?
- About a relationship you are in?
- About someone you love?
- About how you love?
- About a new hobby.
- About the world we live in.
- About other cultures.
- About your own culture!
- About the good things you have in your life.
- About why you react the way you do?
- About what makes you happy?
Discovery involves exploration and an open mind. It can be scary. And there is no guarantee you will always like what you find.
The rewards to discovery can be joy, excitement, personal growth, new experiences, or a new perspective on old ones, gratitude, letting go of things not working and the cathartic release that may come with it, and more…
Maybe in 2018 you will discover an interest in a sport, exercise or hobby that leads to better health, or weight loss… And the key here is, instead of thinking in the traditional terms of a “resolution to lose weight” which may feel like trying to turn a negative into a positive, and like a burden or responsibility, rather, to thinking about it in terms of discovering some activity you like. Then, better health and weight loss will come as a byproduct of that!
Maybe you discover a new hobby which leads to new friendships, better mood, etc…
Maybe you discover a new career interest which leads to better pay and or life satisfaction OR…Maybe you discover something about your job, or the job market, that leads you to appreciate the one you have more.
Maybe you discover that you have the freedom to make choices and that the feeling of being trapped is a construct of your own mind, and you are free to move on or stay put. And if you choose to stay put, this mental manipulation may help improve your outlook and lead to a happier more productive you!
I don’t think we ever lose that sense of wonderment that we are all born with. Socialization, and maybe a few bumps in the road, has a way of locking it away sometimes. But it is there. You can unlock it! And in 2018, I am challenging you to explore and or rediscover it!
All the best for a healthy and happy new year!
Peace on the journey.