“Your new mantra for 2012: That was SOOOOOO 2011. Leave the past behind you, the best is yet to come.”

You know that stress you might have felt a lot during last year? Well, that was soooo 2011! And those love and/or monetary challenges? Also very 2011! And those sometimes less than stellar health habits? They were ever so 2011!

From now on here in 2012, every time you think a troubling negative thought, fear or worry left over from the past year, breathe it out, let it go, and repeat your new mantra!

Remember: You’re not your past habits. You’re not your past failures. You’re not how others have at one time treated you. You are only who you think you are right now in this moment. You are only what you do right now in this moment.

Remember: No matter how chaotic 2011 might have been, 2012 is a clean fresh wide open slate. This is a new year – full of new possibilities!

C. JoyBell C. expressed this enthusiasm for embracing a new start beautifully when she said: “No, this is not the beginning of a new chapter in my life; this is the beginning of a new book! That first book is already closed, ended, and tossed into the seas; this new book is newly opened, has just begun! Look, it is the first page! And it is a beautiful one!”


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