With another night of ball-dropping and champagne-drinking behind us all, I’m sure more than a few of us have made New Year’s resolutions.
And I’m sure by next year at this time, a lot of us will be making those same resolutions again.

We resolve to eat better. To exercise more. To “be happier” – as if you can actually will yourself to achieve a state of happiness.
But a month or so down the line, maybe somewhere around March, we usually forget about those resolutions (if we haven’t already) and go back to doing whatever it is we were doing before!

Now, don’t get me wrong. I am not some kind of New Year’s resolution-keeping goddess. I have made more than a couple myself that have wound up broken or forgotten, or both.

But I think I’ve finally discovered a resolution that’s a lot more powerful than those other resolutions. I call it the New 10 resolution.
And it is simply this.

I resolve to love and accept myself exactly as I am no matter what happens.
That’s all.

It’s really the only resolution you need.
Because when you learn to truly love and accept yourself, you actually empower yourself to make positive changes.

For those of you who haven’t read a lot of my stuff, this might sound a little confusing. But look at it this way – who will do a better job sticking to an exercise routine? The person who says “I’m fat and lazy and I’ll never get in shape?” Or the person who says “This makes my body feel good, and I deserve to feel good, so I’m going to do this!”

Loving yourself unconditionally allows you to treat yourself better on so many levels. And when you treat yourself better and take care of yourself, you have the support you need to accomplish whatever you set your mind to.
So for your New 10 resolution, I want you to resolve to love and accept yourself exactly as you are right now.

And get ready for an amazing year.

Also keep your eyes open for my new book, The NEW 10 ....Redefining Beauty. It’s scheduled for release on March 10, 2010 – I’ll keep you posted!

Author's Bio: 

Dawn McIntyre, Professional Spiritual Intuitive, is an expert in leading men and women into higher states of expansion and beauty consciousness.

Dawn is regularly sought out by the media and she has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX as well as being featured in USA Today, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal and numerous other publications. She was also a regular guest on BTV in Edmonton, Alberta for two years and has been a guest on over 50 radio shows in the past three years.

Dawn is also the best-selling author of Big Ideas for Your Business (Celebrity Press 2009), the best-selling author of Shift Happens (Celebrity Press 2009) and is the forthcoming author of Bouncing Back - Thriving Through Changing Times due to be released in the fall of 2009 and The New10 - Beauty Redefined ....a 40 Day Program to Your Infinite Beauty and Perfection of Being due to be released in February 2010.

Dawn lives in Calgary, Alberta with her daughter, Kennedy.