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3 early resolutions to jump-start your 2018


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It’s time to pull out those journals that have not seen the light of day since the last New Year and make resolutions for 2018. In order to mentally and physically prepare for what is to come in 2018, here are three resolutions that can pave the way to a prosperous and successful year for all.

1. Get to the vision

What’s your vision? If you can’t quite figure out what your dream is, select a vision of yourself from within. In 2018, start replacing the word “dream” with the word “vision.” Visualization then becomes a part of the process of reaching that place the heart desires and finally starting to live your “dream.”

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2. Learn to let go

The road to success can be a challenging and time-consuming. In this new age, one is constantly being told to always work harder, push harder, and achieve more. But the reality is that one can only work so much and achieve so much at a time until there is nothing left to do but wait to receive one’s earnings. That is why it is imperative that in 2018 we learn to trust the process and let go.

In the words of Oprah Winfrey on her experience with letting go and surrendering in “Oprah’s Master Class” televised on OWN, “When you’ve worked as hard, and done as much, and strived, and tried, and given, and plead, and bargained, and hoped … surrender. When you have done all that you can do and there’s nothing left for you to do, give it up,” advises Winfrey.

Allowing life to happen paves the way for you to see the bigger picture of the vision of your life.

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3. Eat more healthfully

To acquire and retain the energy you need to connect the mind, body, and heart and achieve your dreams in 2018, choose to eat fresher, organically produced food, which will also benefit your health. According to Time magazine, organically produced foods and meats are grown without the use of pesticides, which is a chemical sprayed on produce to repel insects, and without the use of antibiotics and synthetic hormones in animals.

By avoiding consumption of these chemicals, you increase your health and reduce the risk of cancer and unwanted toxins that come from the chemicals’ residue. In this coming year, opt to eat legumes such as kale, beans, nuts, lentils, cottage cheese and Greek yogurt, which provide more nutrients to the body, and allow you to feel fresh and ready to tackle any challenges 2018 throws your way.

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