By Andrea Hylen
I am ready!
As we begin the year 2015, there is a lot of excitement. Time to leave the last few years behind and start a new chapter. We have ALL had some huge learning and growth in the last few years and we are ready to turn it into action.
So, how do we do that?
1. Set some intentions for the year instead of resolutions.
A resolution is defined as a firm decision to do or not to do something which requires “will power.”
An intention is an aim that guides action; an objective; like pointing your bow and arrow at a target, making adjustments and changes to hit the target.
To support your intentions for the year, pick a few words that represent your focus for the year. Use them as a guidepost and a touchstone.
2. Make choices in alignment with your intentions
Decide what is most important to you this year and step by step make choices that keep you on the path. If self-care is on your list, then set up ways for you to have self-care. Add it to your schedule and make it a priority.
Setting up a weekly or monthly ritual with yourself for regular assessment and reviews to check to see if you are in alignment with your intentions. Are the choices you are making pointing you in the direction you want to go? Make a coffee date with yourself, a walk in nature, a bubble bath to slow down and connect with yourself to discover more about yourself and where you are with your vision for this year.
4. Set up a support system for success
Find an accountability buddy. Ask friends, family, peers, or colleagues to support you and see how you can support them. Join a master mind group. Hire a coach. Connect with a program that supports every baby step and giant leap.
You deserve it!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!