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2019: Resolutions versus Affirmations.

January 17, 2019

 “Hello friends! Welcome back to my YouTube channel.”

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In this post I wanted to have a little chat about resolutions and changing our perspective. By definition, a resolution is a firmly made decision to do or not to do something, and who needs that kind of pressure in 2019? I know I don’t. Every year, without fail, I find the notion of “making resolutions” quite a scenario. I had some thoughts on how it might be easier, and ultimately more of a positive experience, to approach this kind of thing. The reason is because, in general, many people may experience resolutions accompanied with a sense of guilt if they don’t follow through on something. Additionally, it seems less definite, like “my 2019 resolutions are…” – a statement almost implying that next year they will change again.

An affirmation is the action or process of affirming something, in other words it is a declaration or statement of something which you want to achieve. There is definitively less guilt attached to this notion as there may hopefully be an understanding that, if one were not to achieve a desired goal, there is always more time in which to do so.

Over the years I’ve purposely chosen not to make resolutions, because I know that if I fail at them (and I do), I will experience the abovementioned sense of guilt. If you’re anything like me, you undoubtedly fail to see through 90% of your resolutions, so I have a suggestion that may make seeing things through, a little easier.

To share the point of this post, I firmly believe in the idea of positive affirmations, and going in to this year I felt a shift in energy for myself with regards to this. So this year I have (once again) made no resolutions, because I’ve had a good chat with myself and decided that, along with a mini vision board, I will decide upon several affirmations that I would like to be true for me, both for this year and beyond.

For example a personal goal of mine, both throughout this year and forever more, is to see things through in all areas of my life. Other things may include trying to stay organised, indulge in self-love and self-care rituals more often, and being unapologetically myself! I also hope that I am able to travel, as this is something I’ve always wanted to do. In summary: this year I am speaking things into being; this is a powerful way of achieving goals you set out for yourself.

If you change your perspective on something like this it 1) takes pressure off the responsibility you have of completing the goal, and 2) therefore makes the goal more achievable.

I have some exciting content opportunities coming up this year, hopefully, and I’m very excited to be able to share them with you. Feel free to engage with me here or on Instagram on this topic, and subscribe to my newsletter so that you do not miss any new posts!

Until next time.

Much self-love,



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