How to Make and Keep Your New Year Goals
It’s that magical time of year again — a time for Christmas jingles, candy canes, and a jolly good time with your nearest and dearest. It’s also time to make a fresh start with New Year goals and resolutions. Every year people make declarations to be a better person but breaking resolutions has become as traditional as kissing under the mistletoe (and not nearly as fun). In fact, not reaching your goals can be a real yuletide buzz kill.
This holiday season, make your New Year goals rock when you combine the healing power of crystals with a few practical tips we’ve sourced from the experts, the perfect formula for following through with your goals. The New Year is an exciting time because it’s full of endless possibilities, especially when you realize that the future is what you make of it.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, a magical season filled with so much hope and joy. But don’t let the cheerful spirit of Christmas make you overestimate your abilities. After all, you’re only human and if you set your goals too high you could easily set yourself up to fail. If you haven’t exercised since January 2017, for instance, it’s probably not the best idea to start training for a triathlon. Instead, maintain an enthusiastic attitude by setting small New Year goals that are easily achievable.
Success is like punk rock– It’s 90% attitude and 10% talent, so it’s time to turn that frown upside down because maintaining a positive mindset is vital for achieving your New Year goals. In fact, a recent study found that people who set positive goals are more likely to achieve them, which is why healing crystals play a major role in keeping the good vibes going strong. While going after your goals, give your soul a deep spiritual tan with bright and cheery sun crystals like Carnelian, Sunstone, and Orange Calcite, the anti-depressants of crystal healing. Whatever obstacles get in your way, keep these crystals around as cheerleaders for your spirit and get ready to make all your wildest dreams come true.
Seeing results right before your eyes is one of the most motivating factors in setting goals. Always shoot for the stars because you never know what the future holds but also set goals that you can make happen today. This is where crystals truly rock because they make excellent tools for manifesting a positive attitude. Every morning, remind yourself of your confidence and inner strength by meditating with Tiger’s Eye and Citrine, the ultimate power cocktail in the world of healing crystals. A bright and cheery sun crystal, Citrine is a like Vitamin C for the soul while Tiger’s Eye helps you focus and work toward your goals with a mighty roar.
If your New Year resolutions fail to match the starry eyed optimism of New Year’s Eve, it’s a sign that your goals are vague and unrealistic. It’s perfectly fine to have your head in the clouds but you also need your feet on the ground to make it all come together. Keep the balance with grounding stones like Jasper, which have been valued for their healing and grounding energy since ancient times. Created deep within the heart of the earth, Jasper radiates the healing vibrations of the planet and a strong, grounding energy that keeps you focused and on track.
Another essential crystal for your New Years motivation kit is Unakite, a grounding stone that helps you discover your true passions. This gentle yet powerful combination crystal is known for its ability to bolster clarity of the mind by reminding you to be present in the moment. Whatever goals you set for 2018, meditate daily with Unakite and always follow your bliss, not your blisters.
People often use unhealthy vices as a way to escape from the daily tyranny of mental stress, which is why Lepidolite is a must-have for your crystal healing tool kit. This ultra mellow stone radiates warm, buttery vibes due to its lithium content, which is used as an anti-anxiety medication. Anytime you feel the urge to indulge in a destructive habit, hold tight to Lepidolite and use its calming vibrations to soothe your soul and remind you to seek out a more positive outlet for your emotions.
When you manifest an optimistic attitude with the power of healing crystals, get ready to unlock the door to the infinite possibilities of the universe. So, choose your crystal ally, and cheers to the New Year and another chance to make the year sparkle with magic and wonder.
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Heather Askinosie is a crystal expert and leading influencer on the power of crystals, Feng Shui and holistic healing. For nearly 30 years, she has been researching the scientific and spiritual aspects of energy. After studying with the best healers from all over the world, she has used the past three decades of her career to translate ancient wisdom into simple tools that anyone can use to transform their life. In 2000, she co-founded Energy Muse with business partner, Timmi Jandro. Energy Muse provides tools of empowerment and inspiration in the tangible form of jewelry and crystals. Her crystal teachings can be found in her book Crystal Muse: Everyday Rituals to Tune into the Real You as well as mindbodygreen, Well+Good, The Chalkboard Mag, and more. Learn more about Heather at energymuse.com.