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I like the idea of brand Spankin, Shiny, Fresh, new years.
The chance to wipe the slate clean (kinda), take a deep breath, and opportunity to give all the yucky things of the preceding year The Big Middle Finger.
Maybe a little. But to me it’s the mindfulness to learn, grow, and not be bogged down by any Not-So-Great-Events of 2010. Oh heavens YES, there were many fabulous victories and accomplishments of 2010. MANY. But let’s face it, we’re women. We sometimes let things like The Day Toilet Paper Got Stuck On My Shoe And I Wore It That Way for 6 Hours define us.
I acknowledge the time I drove to my Networking Group half asleep at 7:00 a.m, only to (as I pulled into the parking lot) hear a tiny voice from the back seat say “Mommy…why are we HERE?”
Move on from it old Mommy. Learn..and MOVE ON. Take that memory and flush it down the 2010 crapper.
So what do you do about the New Year? Honestly, it should be more of a ceremony than just picking out a new Puppy-O-The-Month Calendar. In these days leading up to 2011, I encourage your to PREPARE for the New Year. Think about it. Really think about what you want to achieve in 2011.
” The Mind Moves Towards What It Most Desires.”
I found this on The Integrative Nutrition Blog. Not what I expected to find on a healthy and wellness blog, but pretty friggin awesome nonetheless:
Make a date with yourself. Sometimes it feels like everyone wants a piece of you! That’s why it is so important to carve out some you-time. Go to a comfy café, curl up on your couch, or drive to a beautiful place. The point is to get away from the distractions, and declare that this is “me time.”
Reflect and write. Whether you keep a journal or use an old notebook, find your pen and begin to put your thoughts on paper. Start by reflecting on the past year. Think it through, month by month, noting all of the major events and their impact. Once you’ve reflected on your past year, take a few moments to focus on how you feel now. Write down your hopes, regrets, joys, and any emotions you feel. And then, the best part: begin to dream about your future. What wonderful things lie ahead of you? What do you want to accomplish? Write down your plans and your goals for 2011. No need to make promises to yourself. Just be honest about what you want. By setting your intention, you are much more likely to make your dreams a reality.
Not bad, ‘eh? What? You say you don’t believe in all that “writing down goals hocus pocus..?”
That’s fantastic. Are you where you want to be now in your life? Do you have the life you desire? Hmmmm? Nothing to improve?
Unless you are Oprah, I am thinking everyone’s lives has room for improvement. Pick a few things you’d like to achieve in 2011. Write.It.Down.
Don’t argue with me on this one. You won’t win.
“A ship can’t leave the harbor without knowing it’s destination.”
There’s no better time than the present. I have made time TODAY to do some brainstormin and goal makin with someone who’s opinion I value very much. I’ve taken some time off work, my boys are gone fishing and my Wee One is in daycare. If you need me, I’ll be HERE. I will have to say it was hard to carve out those hours in an already packed schedule….but by next week Jan 1, 2011 my success ship will have a destination to follow. It will be my roadmap for the New Year.
How about YOU? What is at the top of your Goal List for 2011??