It’s a New Year and if you ask the Soda Pop team, 2016 is going to be a sweet one. In honor of our favorite time to reflect and re-center, we’d like to share our resolutions and mantras for 2016. We hope they inspire you to have the time of your life.
“My New Year mantra is: Be Healthy! In 2016, my goal is to live as healthy (mind, body and spirit) as possible each day. To help me stay strong and centered, I plan on reading the Four Agreements daily. I’ve also changed my alarm to play Girl on Fire. It’s a game changer.
The Four Agreements are:
- Be Impeccable with your Word:Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the Word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your Word in the direction of truth and love.
- Don’t Take Anything Personally
Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.
- Don’t Make Assumptions
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
- Always Do Your Best
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.”
“Something I want to work on in 2016 is not over thinking things and just saying YES. Limit the worrying and just go for it – travel, try something new, meet new people. Also, I am totally changing my alarm =)”
“My goal for the year is to read more and journal my travels. I took a journal when I traveled to France over the holidays and I want to keep adding to it so I don’t forget the places I’ve been and the things I learn there.”
“My mantra for 2016 is to ‘be here, be brave.’ This is best explained by the two quotes below:”
“If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.” Lao Tzu
“Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story from the one women are told. I decided I was safe. I was strong. I was brave. Nothing could vanquish me. Fear begets fear. Power begets power. I willed myself to beget power. And it wasn’t long before I actually wasn’t afraid.” Cheryl Strayed
“I’m working on taking a little more “me time” without feeling guilty for stepping away every now and then. I’d also like to strengthen my relationships firstly, by cutting out those – “Let’s get dinner soon” conversations and actually doing it. Taking the lead. Professionally, I’d like to challenge myself fearlessly.
“My goal for this year is to also be more healthy. I’ve always struggled to find an exercise that I like or even get myself to do something active. Your health is your wealth! Also, giving people a chance and really trying to connect instead of being on my phone.”