Happy New Year! Wow, another year has gone by…. and my hope is that yours was fabulous!
One of my favorite things to do over the holiday is to reflect on all the glowing moments of the past year before letting it go.
Like remembering times when I reconnected with old friends or connected with new inspiring people. Like reflecting on people who’s lives I touched in a positive light, and those who’ve shifted mine in a meaningful transformational way.
That said, somehow what sticks out the most is all the simple significant smiles and cleansing, comforting tears. They are reminders of the love we share.
So, here we are. New Years Day 2015.
It is it just another day? The first day of another month, another year, or is there an energy of renewal and rejuvenation that we can capitalize on with the beginning of the New Year?
Better yet how can we create the mojo and momentum to keep it going all year long?
Maybe your one of those people who already has a nice neat list of resolutions or plans for the year ahead. Or if you are more like me, you’ve thought about it but are really just starting to think seriously about your outlook and goals for the year ahead. Either way is fine.
You probably already know this, but I’ll say it anyway. New Years resolutions are often doomed to fail because they are usually made with empty promises, lofty goals, or disconnected dreams. The thing is that resolutions are often about comparing, competing, and changing.
What’s not working is that resolutions don’t address the core of your desires.
Danielle LaPorte speaks brilliantly to this topic in her Desire Mapping. Check it outhere.
When I read Danielle’s story about how instead of creating a list of New Years resolutions she chose to write down how she wanted to feel, then purposefully aligned her actions with those desired feelings, I was blown away. It was a revolutionary approach to resolutions for which I’ve always struggled with.
Another transformational approach to bottling up the New Year momentum and making it last is the Word of the Year exercise. What this does is create a guiding star for the entire year. The word has to come from your gut not your head. Get your free guide to choosing your word here: wordoftheyear
My word of the year for 2015 is focus. It immediately came to me when I did the exercise. With a little more thought, I realized why. I’ve been wanting to write a cookbook for several years and want to finally make that happen in 2015. It’s kind of scary to set that intention, but I’m going to do it anyway. Focus. My guiding light for 2015.
Whatever you choose to motivate, inspire and center you this year, please feel free to share. Saying it out loud and sharing with others adds a whole new meaning to intention and desire. After all, we are all in it together.