I’m curious….do you have a special process for setting your intentions for the new year? If so, I’d love to hear what it is!
When I was growing up, my parents encouraged us to set New Years Resolutions. It could mean eat healthier, exercise more, spend more time with the family. These were all great ideas, but we seemed to be enthused for a month or two and then would lose steam or forget what our intentions were in the first place. We didn’t have a system in place with any exact goals or accountability.Fast forward to a few years ago when I started a new ritual that I love! And I want to share it with you today.
Visioning Process for a New Year
1. Say goodbye to the old year. I know 2016 served me. I acknowledge what I learned, what I accomplished, and what I want to do better. I let go of what didn’t serve me (whether it be projects, people, or time that I was wasting) and I set the intention to harness more of what did serve me (my loving relationship, time with my daughter, growing my businesses, etc).
2. Pick a word for the new year. My word for 2017 is efficiency. I want to work less and achieve more. I don’t want to keep spinning my wheels with whats not working. I want to focus my attention on what is working.
3. Create a Vision Board of what I want in the new year. This year my boyfriend Fred and I created a vision board together. We have many things on the board that are common goals (such as our engagement and wedding planning) and other goals that are individual goals such as saving money (Fred) and growing my businesses (Anik). It was so much fun to create this Vision Board together!
4. Journal out my year in my workbook from Susannah Conway “Unravel Your Year 2017” which includes prompts about the past year and prompts about your new year ahead. You can find this workbook online. Just google it!
5. Share these visions with friends and family. They become more real when you share them. You are not only declaring them to yourself, but you are declaring them to the Universe, as well as loved ones who can help hold your visions for you. This makes your visions that much more powerful.I encourage you to try out a Visioning Process for the new year. This is a great way to have goals and benchmarks that you can look at during the year and remind you of your dreams and where you want to be. It is also fun to look back at the end of the year and see how far you’ve come.
Leave me a comment with your visioning process for the new year. I’d love to hear from you!
p.s. If you know anyone who would be interested in my coaching services in 2017, please send me referrals. I am most interested in working with people who are going through a transition in their life, whether it be a career change, a relationship change, or starting or growing a business. Thank you!
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