Happy New Year (2020)

Well a new Year is amongst us! I look at a new year as a new beginning. A chance to start a whole new year a little bit better than I did the last year. We all know that there are things we could do better at. A new year brings 

Fresh HOPES, Fresh PLANS, Fresh EFFORTS, Fresh FEELINGS, Fresh COMMITMENT. Welcome 2020 with a fresh ATTITUDE. Happy New Year.

May the new year bring all the good things in life you truly deserve. You had an amazing year already and you’re going have another more amazing one!

New Year Wishes: You may have had some really good memories about the past one, but you never know what’s the new one is bringing for you. Its time to be hopeful, have new dreams and make some new resolutions for the new year in your life. Its time to connect with each other and make new year wishes. Its time to move on and embrace what’s new. New year means a lot of new dreams and new achievements. People throughout the world anticipate eagerly for this time of year to celebrate the memories they made in the past year and to welcome the new one. 

Mindset Changes

These words have been borrowed from Billy Chapta

1.  Forgiving yourself and others -Stop waiting for an apology from the people who hurt you to finally give yourself permission to heal. Make love to the parts of yourself that old connections disconnected. Dip the parts they broke in self-love, wait for no one to come along and kiss your wounds.

2.  Stop settling for mediocrity -There are some who will be able to comprehend you on the surface and be completely unable to dive into the depths you have to offer. There are some who will be fascinated by the oceans within you, and be unable to swim in the waves you give off- Do not settle for mediocrity.

3.  Discounting your inherent worth -What you know about yourself is more important than what people think your intentions are. Not everyone will choose to see the good in you but what people think of you has nothing to do with who you are. Don’t muddy your own water by wiping away dirt that doesn’t belong to you.

4.  Focusing on your shortcomings rather than your growth and potential -Find no shame in starting over, find no shame in going back to the root and beginning again. Find no shame in rerouting because the path you took no longer gives you life. Find no shame in admitting that you made mistakes along the way. Find no shame in starting over.

5.  Relying on external validation -Stop asking for permission to be you, you don’t need anyone’s approval or recognition to live your truth. Validation is cheap therapy.

6.  Self-sabotage -Darling, it ended because it ran out its course and the universe is preparing you for something new. You can stop holding yourself accountable for friendships that dwindled out. You can stop holding yourself accountable for relationships that died. You can stop mistreating yourself.

7.  Learning to be patient – When the waves are not flowing your way, learn to be still in the moments that your mind is tempted to run. Learn that just because concern invites itself to the table does not mean that you have to feed it. Learn that your inner compass is never wrong.

8.  Quit Staying in unhealthy relationships -You deserve connections that don’t require you to walk on eggshells to get a point across. You don’t deserve connections that require you to sacrifice your peace just to protect feelings or egos. You deserve connections that don’t require you to distance yourself, from yourself.

9.  Work on positive talk -The universe has no opinion of you, the universe only reacts off the energy you give it. Your actions and thoughts are keys and shackles!

10.  Accept your imperfections -Show me the magic that exists within. Let me unearth buried diamonds in my soul that I’ve ignored in the past, let the love I have for myself be so loud that it silences unnecessary opinions in my ear. May truth continue to find me even when the world shuts its lights off.

11.  Shying away from discomfort of the unknown -Fear will keep you in cycles that seem never-ending, while doubts lurk in the background playing games with your soul. Drown your worries and concerns in honesty and light, so you can finally meet with your future.

12.  Evaluate if your actions are bringing you closer to your goals.

Let us thank god for a fruitful year that’s coming to an end today. May he keep us blessed with his supreme light of power and knowledge!

I wish God blesses you with the might to take every problem head-on and emerge unscathed. Sending you well wishes and praying for you in the coming year!

May God bless your family with prosperity, good health, and happiness in New Year. Praying that you and your family have a happy and healthy New Year!

I wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year, hope your plans will be fulfilled as you desired with the blessing of God Happy New Year!

Best Wishes for 2020!

XOXO

Kathy

How To Stay Focused On Your New Year’s Resolution

Take Stock to Start Your Year on The Right Foot!

Too often we charge in when it would be better to assess where we are first. It can be painful to look back to see our mistakes and shortcomings. And yet, it’s the best way to determine what we need to do to make significant changes in our lives. Before you prepare to start the new year with loads of new resolutions and goals, take some time to reassess your life in these different areas.

  • Obligations—Ever wish you had more time for what was genuinely important to you? Now’s the time to make that change. And the first step is by looking at all the things you’ve taken on that no longer feel important. Consider each committee, sponsorship, extended family and friend obligations that no longer feel fun. If they feel like a burden, it’s time to unload them. That may feel challenging. After all, no one wants to let others down. But this is your life, and it’s time to choose you instead of others’ wants.
  • Finances—If you wish you had more money but can’t or don’t want to work more to get it, take a careful look at your finances. Quite often, little wants turn into needs. Scan through last year’s bank statements and make a note of any recurring payments. You may wince when you see how much you’ve spent on unnecessary things throughout the year. Having occasional treats for you and your family is okay. But if “shopping therapy” has become a burden, now’s the time to fix it. Make a list of all the ways you could cut back without feeling deprived. For example, could you eat out two nights a week instead of four? Is it essential that you shop for clothes every month? How much could you save if you took your lunch to work three days a week instead of getting take-out? Do you find it fun to have four bazillion TV channels? These are just a few ways you can trim expenses, so you can save for things that matter to you instead.
  • Dreams and Goals—Many people site not enough time or not enough money as the reason why they stay in dead-end jobs, don’t pursue their passions, or make real changes in their lives. If that was you and you’ve taken our advice and reevaluated your obligations and finances, those excuses should no longer be holding you back. So, what do you want really? To go back to school and start a new career? Turn your side-hustle or hobby into a business? Purchase and cook homemade, whole foods that support your health and wellness? By choosing to make those two changes in your life, you’ve now opened up a whole new world for yourself. Grab it, and don’t look back!

4 Changes That Can Transform Your Year (and Your Life)

Sometimes, making changes that you want to see in your life feel nearly impossible. It takes a willingness to step outside your comfort zone to make significant changes that will transform your world. If you want to start your year out right, these subtle changes can be the beginning of a happier, healthier life.

  1.  Listen to Your Intuition—We like to think life is linear and rational. But more often than not, we make blind decisions based on what we know at the time. But what if you started following your intuition more often than your brain? Often, the right choice is the one we don’t fully understand at the time. Your intuition can lead you down a path you least expect, but that can change your life in exciting ways. Worry less about connecting the dots and spend more time riding the wave.
  2.  Understand Your Why—You want to make changes but find year after year, you have yet to make it happen. One reason for this is because you don’t understand why you want to make the change. Or you understand it, but you focus on how hard it will be to make the change. Look at the big goal you have and ask yourself why you want it. Will it free up time, make you healthier, or make retirement more comfortable? If the answer is yes, you should keep your thoughts on how much better your life will be when you’ve made the change, and then take action. Always start with your “why.”
  3.  Take Action—Often we humans wait until the time is right to do something meaningful. And for this reason, many of us have regrets later in life. What do you genuinely want? If you can answer that question automatically, it’s time to take action. Any action. It doesn’t have to be the “right” action. But making that first step will lead you to discover the right next steps to take that will lead you to where you want to go.
  4. Stay Shortsighted—Have you ever thought you’d like to make a significant change in your life but then thought yourself out of it? When we look too far into the future, we can get overwhelmed and end up doing nothing. Ask yourself what the first step would be to make that change. Then the next step. And the next one. Most successful people didn’t know where exactly they’d end up. They just knew they wanted to change their lives, and so they did, step by step. Don’t let the fear of the unknown future steal your happiness today by keeping you paralyzed.           2020 will be your Year!

New Year’s Resolution vs Setting Goals

 Welcome!  Happy 2020!

The Beginning of A New Year!

Change is never easy. Just the idea of leaving old habits, things, and people behind can be enough to make us feel uneasy. There’s this overwhelming sense of uncertainty that make us feel afraid of finally making that big change and starting over.

New Year’s Resolution and Goal setting. This year in 2020, let’s try a new Photo by Alexa Williams on Unsplashmethod for accomplishing our Life Desires.

Let’s try to discover how this year we can successfully achieve the things we want.

Should you forgo making a New Year’s Resolution? According to research on the topic, about 60 percent of us admit that we make a New Year’s resolution but only about 8 percent of us are successful in achieving them.

So, what are we all wishing for in 2020? Here are the top 10 New Year’s resolutions according to a survey of 2,000 people:

  1. Wikipedia’s Definition of A New Year Resolution and Goal Setting!

This New Year 2020!  Let’s set Goals!  Decide what you want to accomplish! Write it down!  Have a game plan and execute!

If you want to succeed, you need to set Goals. Without goals, you lack focus and direction. Goal setting not only allows you to take control of your life’s direction; it also provides you a benchmark for determining whether you are actually succeeding.

Think about it; if your goal is to loose weight but you are eating pizza at 10:00 at night, this act is contrary to what you are wanting to accomplish.

To accomplish your goals, however, you need to know how to set them. You can’t simply say, “I want” and expect it to happen (which is what we normally do when setting New Year’s resolutions).

Goal setting is a process that starts with careful consideration of what you want to achieve, and ends with a lot of hard work and consistency to actually do it.  Below are the 5 Golden Rules !

  1. Set Goals That Motivate You– To make sure that your goal is motivating, write down why it’s valuable and important to you. Ask yourself, “how would your life change if you were to achieve this goal?”
  2. Set Smart Goals– You have probably heard of SMART goals already. But do you always apply the rule? The simple fact is that for goals to be powerful, they should be designed to be SMART. There are many variations of what SMART stands for, but the essence is this-goals should Be…
  3. Set Goals in Writing– The physical act of writing down a goal makes it real and tangible(this is where a lot of us loose the ball). As you write, use the word “will” instead of “would like to” or “might”.  For example, “I will loose 10 pounds this year”, not “I would like to loose 10 pounds this year”. The first goal statement has power, the second lack’s passion and gives you an excuse if you get sidetracked.
  4. Make an Action Plan– This step is often missed in the process of goal setting. You get so focused on the outcome that you forget to plan all the steps that are needed along the way. By writing out the individual steps, and then crossing each one off as you complete it, you’ll realize that you are making progress towards your ultimate goal.
  5. Stick With It– Remember, goal setting is an ongoing activity, not just a means to an end. Build in reminders to keep yourself on track. Set aside some time each week to revisit your goals. You are worth it!

Components That May Be Hindering Your Success!

You feel overwhelmed– Change can be daunting. You may not know where to start, however, you may also be facing pressured to hurry up and do so.The surrounding pressure may be coming from your environment, culture, loved ones, and even from yourself.

You feel discouraged– As you strive for your goals, you may become impatient in the process. Perhaps you are not seeing signs of progress, or at least not as fast as you would like. You may find yourself reflecting on the pros and cons and whether the goals are even valuable. “When this happens, you’re at risk of a snowball effect.” Rather than getting up, dusting yourself off, and moving forward, when faced with hurdles in the process your goals may no longer seem doable or desirable”.

You’re not ready to change– You may think you are interested in change, and you very well may be, but are you ready? The chances are, if you’re setting new goals or making New Year’s resolutions for yourself, you may be hungry for some level of change.

You may find yourself making and taking every excuse under the sun that helps you step away from your path. This lack of motivation and dedication doesn’t mean that your goals aren’t achievable. It may simply mean that they are not the goals that matter the most to you at the present time.

How to turn your New Year’s Resolutions into Goals?

Get clear on what you want to accomplish, why it’s important, and how you’ll make it happen.

Take something broad such as making more money in the next year and break it down. How are you going to make more money? Will you be getting a promotion, changing jobs, or starting a side business?

What steps do you need to take? If you are looking to change jobs, then you’ll need to start networking, update your resume, and plan your job search. Will you need to hire a coach to help you with these goals? What else will you have to do? The more specific you get when breaking down your goals, the more likely it is that you’ll accomplish them.

Inspirational Resolutions that could change your life!

  • Make time for exercise, yoga or even zumba! Me personally I bore easily at the gym. I think everyone should try yoga at least one time in their life, you just might be amazed!
  • Spend a few hours a week enjoying your family.
  • Stop eating fast food. Make slow changes by eating one healthy meal a week.
  • Read more. Give Social Media a break!
  • Give money to a worthy cause every month id that’s doable.
  • Stop wishing you were different/ stop comparing yourself to others.
  • Go for a daily walk.
  • Stop dieting: Just eat more fruit and veg and drink a ton of water.
  • Be kind to yourself.
  • Get a pet!

Here Are Some Cool Resolution Ideas!

  • Write someone a love letter.
  • Spend some time at the arcade and see if you can actually win!
  • Reconnect with estranged friends or family.
  • Get a tattoo.
  • Learn to cook.
  • Spend money on things that create Memories!
  • Grow a mustache.
  • Again, turn off the Internet and television and read a book before falling asleep.
  • Try meditation (This is helping me tremendously).
  • Walk or ride your bike more often instead of driving.
  • Learn something you wish you’d learned as a child.
  • Start a diary/journaling and write down your thoughts.
  • Lear to make the first move, be BOLD, be BRAVE, be the first to dance, grab 2020 by the horns!
  • Get a Mentor!

Try Some Challenging Resolutions!

  • Ride the scariest roller coaster you can think of.                           
  • Quit drinking/smoking
  • Get a six pack.
  • Don’t let things out of your control overwhelm you.
  • Stop being so negative.
  • Learn a new language.
  • Start a Business!
  • Go a week without your phone!
  • Climb a mountain.
  • If you hate your job, find something that you love to do.
  • Listen to different types of music.
  • Become an expert at something!
  • Meet someone new everyday.
  • Make sure you never spend an entire day in the house.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.

Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. – Steve Jobs

Thank you for visiting!

Kathy

xoxo

About ME

Hey! And Welcome, I’M KATHYNew Beginnings

An entrepreneur, also currently a retail supervisor for a major chain (A regular person). I served in our US military for six years. So I value the statement “I Am My Brothers Keeper”. I am an unshakable optimist dedicated to helping you become the person you were Born to Be.

A born-and-raised country girl with nothing more than passion for others and seeing one live out their True Potentials! As a southern raised young girl, I would often hear ” you are destined for something Great” Those words meant a lot to me even as a young child.

I have always been an individual who saw good in people. I could meet a person and  kind of knew if they were living a Happy fulfilled Life. Or, was Life living them? As a child, we were often told, you have to work Hard to be Successful, you Have to go to college and get a degree if you want to be Successful! This it what we were brought up thinking. I know our parents meant well, but now that I am an adult and have worked hard, I have attended college. These things alone don’t bring true Happiness and Fulfillment. I have since learned that we control our destiny.

I now know, that Success and True Happiness comes from within and being a servant by helping others. When you are contributing to the world your Talents, that’s when you find True Happiness.

 

ARE YOU LIVING OUT YOUR TRUE POTENTIALS?

This time of the year is when most set Goals. yes, the all famous New Years Resolution. Whether that Resolution is to

  • Loose weight
  • Get a better job
  • Find the Love of their life and so on..

We often start at the beginning of a new year which is Great! We have to start some where right! So why not start with your goal at the beginning of the year. Don’t be hard on yourself, relax and enjoy the journey. Start exactly where you are. All goals are achievable if you believe, and start exactly where you are right now.

THE GOAL HERE IS TO GIVE YOU RESOURCES TO HELP YOU ALONE YOUR WAY AS THEY ARE DOING FOR ME!

Here, you will find resources that I think will help you realise who you are and what does Success, Happiness and Fulfillment mean to you.

This will be different for each individual. Let’s  dive deep and realise what is your true Happiness.

Happiness and success comes from within. There are resources that has truly helped me, and I will be sharing here for those who are looking to live their true potential. We have only this one Life, let’s start where we are and make our remaining days Amazing!

XOXO

Kathy
Founder of New Years Resolution Hangout 2020