Five Simple Self-Help Steps for the New Year

If you are going to do anything in life and honor yourself, the first step is to look at what you are truly passionate about and how it makes you feel.

If you are doing something thats on an idle cycle and not clear, the first question to ask is: Why are You doing it?

1. Identify Your Why

Time to reevaluate with a few why questions. Well, I am here to say, It’s up to you to design your own foundational why questions and it’s always good every year to renew those inner core value questions. Every beginning of the year, that’s New Years Day and your Birthday. This time is a good marker to really look, question, and revamp. It’s not a time to make New Years resolutions, that you’ll never do, then feel bad about it later. It actually a time to reevaluate what your true feeling and hidden passion are now, today.

2. Commit

AH! Commitment. This is a word that everyone shies away from and tries to avoid from so many angles, and at the end of the day we end up feeling bad because we do exactly that, then nothing ever gets achieved but loud negative voices telling us we cannot do anything. Vicious cycle of avoidance, frustration and self fulfilling prophecy. What is commitment anyway?  Here is the definition:

noun: commitment; plural noun: commitments
1. the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc.
synonyms: dedication, devotion, allegiance, loyalty, faithfulness, fidelity


Now don’t we all want that? So why not give this gift to ourselves, then share it with others creating a powerful common play ground of true partnership. Energy in and Energy out. This is an opportunity to feel the security for all to show up, especially the gift of self-esteem. It’s a win, leaving people and yourself with excellence and confidence all around.

3. Forgive

This one is NOT easy. There is alway a feeling for it to be something outside of yourself than inside yourself. If you feel you have been wronged, then it’s an easy place to feel victimized, helpless, angry and want vengeance. It is much harder to stop and see your own part in the equation, than it is to see someone doing something to you. Once you can see your part, then it will be easier to share from your heart, hear what they have to say and be willing to take responsibility for you and your reactions. If you can honestly do that, then the door will open to forgiveness of self and others.

4. Let Go

When you Let Go this new found freedom has the solid foundation of forgiveness. Letting go is a magical act to give yourself. It means, power. Power to truly release any expectations you have on anything or anyone. To let it all be. To be able to move forward with conviction and the clarity to see what works and what doesn’t work for you. This allows energized freedom to just be.

5. Choose

Choice. You are now is a position to choose powerfully your inspirations, desires, passions. To stand and step in a new clear direction of why. This gives you an opportunity to step towards something new then see where this new journey takes you. It’s a new beginning that allows possibility that is simply a new version of you, the possibilities to evolve into something that may become the new you.

Try It!

Glenda Benevides musician, storyteller, activist, good human – 

Five Simple Self-Help Steps for the New Year


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