New Year, new beginning, new path—what does that mean in our lives? As a wellness expert, I spend most of my time teaching people how to live longer, healthier lives. I do this by giving them tools and resources to make changes in their daily lives, but we also must learn how to improve our life skills. We consistently speak of what should be and spend so much of our lives planning ahead. We are so far ahead that the “here and now” passes through our lives without us noticing it is present. The moment is gone, and life continues to another moment, another day and another year.
We learn to believe and judge what we see, not what we have faith to believe, which allows us to miss the wonderful music of life that God offers. There can be no beginning without wisdom, understanding and self-inspection; these traits do not manifest in man without the guidance of God. What God has for you will not diminish. His path is strong and full of courage. We see the storm coming and lose courage and hope once we are in the tempest. Learn to concentrate on the music of the heart, the flow of thought and the ebb of love as it emanates from you into the world to create a wonderful symphony of life.
In 2015, reevaluate yourself first and then evaluate your circumstances in life. Look at your life in reality. What part do you play in the chaos and unfulfilled dreams? Are you the contributor of mess in your life’s music?
As the year moves forward, think on these things to assist you in making changes to become the creation God intended you to be:
Action over apathy. If you do not like what is going on in your life, change it, get counseling, read a book, do something that will help you become the best you can be. It is your responsibility to get the help you need. Do not settle with the old self. Reevaluate and restructure thoughts that move to action. Ask yourself, am I the sum of what I put into action? If you are and you find yourself lacking, keep working on self. It is a life-long process.
Evaluate life where it is, not where you fantasize it to be. Not facing reality as to who you are and the responsibility of your life failures rest with you. All too often, we facilitate and compromise our principles and our faith, but even in moments of defeat, do not slow down. Move with the rhythm of life and add your contribution to make this a better place for all to live.
Never allow defeat to slow you down. Remember the work of hands is essential for life. With our hands we can create beautiful music and God formed our hearts and minds to do so.
Here are 10 tips to start the rejuvenation process in 2015:
1. Work to become healthy and fit
2. Stay diligent in whatever you do
3. Do not surround yourself with fools
4. Get rid of ignorant associations
5. Put away anger
6. Have lots of passion
7. Get friends in your life that can hold you up, not tear you down
8. Give freely and from the heart
9. Live with honesty and integrity
10. Last, but not least, put God first in all that you do
Below is some recommended reading that will help you on your path to a beautiful you. And feel free to share your tools for rejuvenation with the Loving on Me Tribe in the comments section:
“Achieve Anything in Just One Year” by Jason Harvey
“Simply” by Joshua Becker
“Inside–Out Simplicity” by Joshua Becker
“Living in the Land of Enough” by Courtney Carver