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This year is coming to an end and many of us are working on their new year’s resolutions. Have you decided on yours yet?

Do you know that only 8 % of all those resolutions are kept?

 

I think the reason is that they are all about what you should do and not about what you really want to do. They may be other people’s expectations or you may be putting too much pressure on yourself. If you really want to change something, you have to see it, hear it, feel it, taste it and smell it as if it had already happened.

 

I had a fantastic year and I have decided on my resolutions. They are simple and short. I have decided to be more grateful and to love more. How easy does that sound? Feeling grateful is a very empowering tool. You cannot feel grateful and unhappy at the same time. Gratitude can be practiced all day long, waking up in the morning and being grateful that you have a bed, a roof over our head, food in the kitchen and a job to go to. If you concentrate on what you don’t have; you will never have enough.

 

I keep a gratitude journal, and every day I write down the things that I am grateful for right at that moment; sometimes they are very simple things like grateful for a nice cup of tea or grateful for a phone call from a friend. When you are grateful, the universe will want to reward you with more things to be grateful for, you cannot manifest anything new, if you are not grateful for what you already have. Gratitude makes you feel happy and content and you will want to help other people too. Don’t ever compare yourself with others; you are putting the focus on the wrong person, compare yourself with the person you were yesterday and improve.

 

Practicing gratitude is my priority and being grateful is much more important than we think.

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I have also decided to love more; myself and others. Love and forgiveness are the essentials of life. The one person that we should love most is our self. So many people hold on to mistakes that they made in the past and dwell on them. Whatever has happened in the past cannot be reversed, we can learn from it and move on and most importantly, forgive ourselves for it. Forgiveness is a very releasing emotion, the only person that we harm when we hold anger, is ourselves. Forgiving does not mean that we agree with what happened but that we are ready to move on, for our own good. Or as Elizabeth Gilbert says: It is good to love everyone in the world, but some people we must love from a safe distance.

However, it is a very important thing to tell the people you love that you love them.

Love and gratitude are very important components for our health and wellbeing. Every thought and every emotions produces hormones in our body, serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin released in our system heal, increase our energy level and create a wonderful feeling of wellbeing, free of charge, how about if you use it more often? On that note I am wishing you a happy, healthy and loving 2016. May all your dreams come true. I love you all.