Understanding Resolutions vs Rituals in 2020
I go to the gym twice a week and typically park my car within 10 spaces of the door but last week was different. I had to park at the extreme end of the parking lot.
January Resolutions at the Gym
Why were there no parking spaces? Oh, because it’s January! These cars are owned by people with new year resolutions!
I’m happy to walk the extra distance for them all year if they make their workout into a ritual! Nonetheless, chances are it will be like every other year, and within weeks this parking lot will be easily available again.
Simple and FREE Trick
I wish everyone understood that resolutions don’t work, but habits and rituals DO work! Your new goal must be owned in thoughts and language.
Words are Powerful Tools
Statements that begin with the pronoun “I” can be your secret weapon for success. Statements used when thinking or speaking are potentially your most powerful tools for living the life you desire.
Examine the differences in speech in the lists below:
Old Resolutions vs New Rituals
I’m going to the gym twice a week
I try not to eat sugar anymore
I’ll go to bed on time
I will give up snacking after 7 PM
I go to the gym twice a week
I don’t eat sugar
I’m in bed by 10 PM
I don’t eat after 7 PM
What’s the Difference?
Resolutions are stated in the future, declaring what one intends to do, will do, is going to do, will try to do, or try not to do.
Ritual and habitual statements are already happening, declaring and owning who you are, what you DO and what you DON’T do.
The following phrases are almost magical. Listen carefully and correct yourself IN THE MOMENT.
- I am / I’m / I’m not
- I do / I don’t
- I go / I never go
- I always / I don’t ever / I never
- I (followed by any verb)
- I’m not a (adjective + noun)
- I won’t
- I can’t
Thoughts Precede and Control Actions
Can you discern which of the following statements help with healthy habits and which affirm the negative?
- I can’t get up early
- I’m creative in the morning
- I snack on sweets all day long
- I do a morning meditation
- I’m not a snacker
- I’m not a good sleeper
- I wish I were someone like that
- I want to do that
Allow your brain to use and hear it say healthy words. Notice and correct your thoughts throughout the day. Correct your statements as you speak and OWN your new habits and rituals.
I want YOU to live a long healthy life WITHOUT REGRETS!
Written by Kathryn Eyring
I know I’m not the only one who believes in the power of our thoughts.
Please share your thoughts in the comment box below…
Do you have a new ritual for 2020?
Do you believe you have the power to change your thoughts, words, and actions for a better life?