We started this year with intentions to improve our inner selves, our relationships, our businesses, our bodies. Most people start the new year off strong, ticking off accomplishments and successfully reaching milestones. But it seems like only the most self-disciplined among us can keep the momentum going strong for an entire 12 months.
Consider this a half-year check-in! If your momentum has petered out, use these meaningful techniques to rekindle your spirit and stay on the path to positive change!
There is power, after all, in introspection, identifying areas for positive change, shoring up our support systems, acknowledging how far we have come and simply embracing hope.
Before we adjust and reset, let’s see just how far we’ve already come! Celebrate positive milestones, rejoice in the moments that offered fulfillment and joy. Did you get to places on time, learn a new skill, get organized, or nurture and improve relationships? Write it down! Give yourself 20 gold stars! Reward yourself with a few moments of self-care. Put on some fragrant Just Breathe Hand Cream or take a relaxing bath. Then, recognize your own growth and use the resulting positive energy to keep going.
Self-reflection is a powerful tool for growth. As part of the new year, we often identify areas of life where we feel the need for positive change. If there’s still work to do, don’t get discouraged. Remember, if we were already perfect, there’d be no reason to pursue improvement. Try to embrace these goals as opportunities and stepping stones for the life, skills and relationships we desire! Each day is a chance to start fresh.
Take a few personal moments to connect with your inner, authentic self. Set the mood with a calming fragrance, like our refreshing Eucalyptus Lavender Mint Oil, to help you settle into the moment. Reflect on what you truly value and aspire to be. Ask yourself, “Who am I when I’m uninterrupted? What brings me joy?” Don’t be afraid to really take a deep dive and determine what aspects of your life directly contribute to your happiness and align with your core values. Then, use the results of this introspection as a guiding light as you work toward your goals.
No one can make it alone. And no journey is possible without a support network. Nurture relationships with your loved ones, friends and especially mentors who provide guidance and encouragement. Try to surround yourself with people who inspire and uplift you. Be sure to share your aspirations, seek support and make yourself accountable.
Creating and keeping a positive mindset is critical to forward momentum. Often, it’s the most difficult part of making change. If your mood and attitude seem like a black cloud instead of a ray of sunshine, consider taking stock of everything good in your life. A regular gratitude practice can quickly alter your perspective. Try visualization exercises where you consciously create a clear mental picture of your desired outcome and future. Read books and articles and listen to podcasts that uplift your spirits and build your knowledge. Above all, believe in your capacity and capability to achieve your goals.
Congratulations! Simply reading this blog post means you took a positive step on your journey of personal growth. Scentsy supports your efforts to fearlessly build an uplifting life and embrace your true self!
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