I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the years’. ~ H. Moore
’Tis the Season! The season to hear all about New Year’s resolutions, to set goals about how this year will be different, what situations and challenges you’ll face with new expectations. Just today an e-mail arrived proclaiming, “Solutions for Resolutions”. From a closet company! A laugh out loud moment for sure!
It is also the season where we hear about how you can plan out the New Year using this or that system; identify your core desired feelings or perhaps the bullet journal system would work best for you or maybe you’ve heard about the planner with the cute animal name? They are all great but not all of them are for you. Please don’t let me stop you from purchasing one but remember, only you have the capacity to make changes happen; a new journal can’t do it for you.
We are easily tempted to believe the hype of the season as much as anything else. Who doesn’t want to have this year be better, be great, be all we are expecting it to be? You know someone who is signing up to have a miserable year? Yikes! I hope not!
You have all the tools you need to make your goals come to life. Really, you do! The task, sometimes, is uncovering those skills when we need them. We’re going to be looking at how to get where you want to go, what will help you stay there and perhaps begin to say, out loud, some things you didn’t think you’d utter any place other than your own head. If a planner or new journal or favorite notebook is how you want to start the year, then by all means, treat yourself!
For today I’m going to leave you with 3 simple suggestions to get you started:
- Start dreaming. Start really, truly thinking about where you want to go and what it will feel like when your life is more on track with where you want it to be.
- Give yourself permission (or whatever you’d like to call it) to imagine how it might feel to headed in direction of your choice.
- Begin to acknowledge that while there may be some challenges that make it tricky, you are more than capable of achieving your goals.
We’ve talked about how change is hard…and it is! But change is possible so let’s see where you’ll go next!
Wishing you all the best for the year ahead ~