In last month's newsletter I suggested a model for doing an End-of-Year Review. The idea behind that exercise was to recognise all the good things that happened, to learn from the more challenging moments and to realise that we have greater inner resources to overcome life's difficulties than maybe we thought we had.
This month I am going to suggest a way to set yourself up for having a really good year ahead.
Sitting back and waiting to see what life throws at us is one way of being, but it is certainly not my style. By incorporating a little forward planning, along with creative thinking and visualisation, we can not only dream big, but make those dreams come true.
So here goes:
Step 1: Get yourself prepared
Make some time for yourself when you will not be disturbed. Turn off your phone, light a candle, put on some meditation or calming music, grab a pen and plenty of paper and make yourself comfortable.
Step 2: Your Life
Write 2017 in the centre of a sheet of paper. Then around that, write the various things that make up your life. This might include any or all
of the following:
- Personal/Spiritual Development
- Health an Fitness
- Holidays/Leisure Time
Step 3: Set your Goals
On another sheet of paper, write one of the life areas (the one that needs the most planning). Now write yourself a goal or goals for what you want to achieve in that area of your life, this year. Write is as a clear, short sentence and make sure it is a realistic goal.
Step 4: What needs to happen
List all the things that need to happen for you to achieve that goal.
Step 5: To-Do List for January
Write what you are going to do in January, that will help you to get to your desired goal. The last item on your list for January will be to write a list of things you need to do in February.
Step 6: Actions for Week 1
Now decide and write down what you will actually do in week one. Again, the last item on this list will be to draw up a list of what you will do in week 2.
You can do this for each of the life areas that you identified, ensuring that you are not letting any area of your life become neglected.
When you have finished, spend a few more moments visualising how you want your year and be and being thankful for all the good things that you already have.
If you really want 2017 to be your best year yet, contact me now for a Free Consultation to help set you up. Perhaps you need help shifting your mindset, overcoming grief or trauma that is holding you back.
Perhaps this year is the year for you to prepare yourself to find deep and meaningful love, or to get your current relationship into better shape.
Maybe its time to deal with issues from the past that have been holding you back for years.
Whatever issues you might be facing, get in touch now to see how I can help you find inner peace and become more fulfilled with your life.
I look forward to hearing from you.