Column by @bydianehoney
2017 is starting very soon and as I am writing this, it has already started in some part of the world. 2016 was…...tragic at best, and many of us are excited to make the most of this year. In numerology, every year has a number that describes the universal energies of that year. 2016 was a 9 year, and that is a year when many things come to an end, conclusion, or resolution. 2016 was my personal 9 year, so many things in my life came to a resolution. While many of it wasnt easy, its intent was to give me a clean slate for my coming 9 year cycle. 2017 is a universal 1 year, it marks a new 9 year cycle for the world and a year of change. Many of us are relieved to be rid of 2016, with good reason! Here are some of my tips to make the most of 2017 and a new beginning:
FREE YOURSELF FROM DEAD END SITUATIONS
Don’t wait to let go of people and places that keep you stagnant and don’t encourage your growth. Whether it’s family members, friends, acquaintances, lovers, your school, or job. Certain circumstances can be like bricks tied around your feet, making taking steps forward unbearable or even impossible. This is not the time to be held back by anything.
TAKE NEEDED TIME FOR YOURSELF
You don’t have to disconnect from everyone in your life, but don’t be afraid to set firm boundaries and take time to yourself. Treat yourself like your best friend. Take yourself out to try new restaurants and venues, treat yourself with walks, trips or other types of getaways. Most of all, take the time to get to know yourself and develop trust in your intuition and self. This is a good time to develop your personal identity and truly find yourself.
This is a year of change. On a grand scale, the world as we know it is dead, and so it’s time to accept change and adapt. Personally, I notice that a fear of change is the main culprit of inaction. It’s time to take action to change your circumstances and your life. Make those first steps to start your own business, go for that internship, ask for a promotion, or even go after the potential love you always wanted! The worst that can happen is that it doesn’t pan out the way you want, and that is much better than being left wondering “what if?” Another thing to do is keep an open mind. Accept all avenues as possibilities, and develop the courage to tackle challenges and adventures head on!
Take no prisoners this year! I hope that in 2017 you are all blessed with positive growth, success, and resilience to handle anything that may get in your way. Happy New Year!