Hello and Happy New Year!
Well here we are at the start of a brand new year. Are you feeling excited at the promise of new beginnings? Or are you feeling a sense of dread and worry about what the new year has in store for you?
Today, I’m going to help you to move forward into the new year with ease, especially if last year was a particularly difficult one for you. I’ve found that the following quick and simple exercise is very powerful and works for me every time.
Firstly I’d like to ask you to take a personal look back at last year and take stock of what has worked for you and what hasn’t. You can do this by asking yourself a few simple questions.
We’ll do it together!
Start by asking yourself:
What was GOOD for me last year? What did I achieve? What changes did I make that were for the better? What did I create? What am I most proud of?
It doesn’t matter how big or how small, write them down.
You will be amazed at what you HAVE achieved ….. AND imagine what you can accomplish in 2017?
Next ask yourself:
What didn’t work out for me last year? What mistakes did I make?
Again, it doesn’t matter how big or how small, write them down.
Now accept them. It’s okay to make mistakes, it’s okay to make the wrong decisions once in a while, we all do it. This is how we learn and how we grow.
Ask yourself, what lessons did I learn from my experience? What changes can I make? What do I need to let go? How can I grow and move forward?
It’s not always easy to review our past because it often brings feelings of disappointment and failure to the surface … BUT acknowledging our past and what we’ve learnt along the way, helps us to put things into perspective. It also helps us to view things in a more positive light which motivates us to move forward giving us the confidence to set NEW intentions and goals.
So let’s take stock and make 2017 our best year ever!
What would you really like to achieve this year? What do you want to do? Where do you want to go? What do you want to create? Most importantly, how do you want to feel?
Here’s to exciting new beginnings.
Wishing you all a very happy and FABULOUS 2017!