Monday, December 30, 2019
Goodbye 2019, Welcome 2020
As I write this post, I’m reflecting on things anyone of us can start doing this coming New Year.
Goal is, be a more healthy person.
Psychologically, emotionally, and spiritually - not just physically or materially.
In my work as a psychotherapist, Change is a buzz word. People are simply that - year after year - wanting to change but not managing to pull it through.
I’ve noticed that when people say they want to change for the future, they appear to also want to define how it feels as well.
For example, instead of just resolving “I’m going to lose weight by exercising 3x a week,” you can say and visualize, “I’m going to love my self by taking care of my body through going to the gym and taking up running with my wife, athlete daughter, and a couple of close friends.”
That makes changing feels good.
Two things for 2020 that you and I can do and practice to start afresh - to change and feel good at the same time because you’re changing.
1. Plant seeds.
Planting good seeds this new year will make you feel good. Remove bad seeds in your thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and relationships.
Replace them with good seeds that draw people, growth, and prosperity to your life.
2. Trust God.
Trusting God for the seeds you’ve planted is ultimate joy. After you’ve done your best, don’t let unnecessary anxiety or worry steals your joy of feeling good.
Rest in God for the results or harvests - His own way, His own time. Let go and let God.
“The seed is the Word of God.” (Luke 8:11)