How To Leave Sh*t Behind: A New Years Transformation Ritual

Via Bethany Vaccaro for Elephant Journal

I used to be the queen of New Years resolutions.

Around this time, I would be writing long lists of goals in my journal and all of the ways I was going to improve my life. I taped positive affirmations to my kitchen cabinets and read them to myself every morning. But there came a point when I was sick of trying to “manifest” change.

No matter how many big goals I had, it seemed I couldn’t let go of the pain and doubt and fear that kept me from getting to them.

I know I’m not alone in this. The difficulty of sticking to New Years resolutions is so common it’s practically a cliche. Why do we have so much trouble making change in our lives even when it’s something we really want?

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