It’s that time of year to reflect on the past year and plan for the year to come.
For many, 2016 was a year of great transition and change. There was an energy of control vs. surrender swirling about. Some plans failed and others never took off. This left many of us with the feeling of defeat. What started as the best laid plans, began to unravel as the plans were not meant to be.
2016 was a call of resilience and perseverance mixed in with immense joy. In some parts of life it was the best year ever and in others it was a struggle that seemed never-ending. There were beautiful happenings and courageous changes. Many emotions were had and lessons learned. There is beauty in such transitions and we all got through it and celebration is in order.
Winter has set in and new beginnings are on the horizon. It is a time to reflect and plan for a lovely and dynamic 2017.
Before the new year begins, spend some time thinking about what you would like 2017 to look and feel like. Create an intentional awareness by asking the following questions…
- What am I grateful for in 2016?
- What do I want to accomplish in the next 12 months?
- How do I want to feel next year?
- What can I let go of that no longer worked for me?
- What changes do I need to make in order to accomplish my goals?
After you’ve spent some time answering these questions, you can begin to create intentional goals for the coming year. Instead of creating resolutions that can fall apart as the year continues, setting intentions will take into account what you want to accomplish and how you want to feel. Intentions ask “why” as well as “what” when it comes to goals.
Finally, visualize each goal. See yourself accomplishing and feeling the way you desire. Spend some time each day visualizing each outcome. This is a powerful exercise and sends this desired energy out into the universe.
Remember, what we focus on expands. With a little focus through visualization, our intentions will expand and begin to take shape.
To help create momentum, I have attached a free download below. The intention is to think about different areas in your life where you may want to create a goal. Then, there is room for 1-3 actions steps needed to take to complete each goal.
May your New Year be filled with hope, happiness, health and love!