Ok, I have a confession. I failed at my New Years Resolution within the first THREE hours of the new year! I only mildly, vaguely, kinda sorta committed to the idea of being a vegetarian in 2014. So in the midst of champagne celebrations on New Years Eve, I was handed a chicken sandwich and my resolution was out the door. Alright, so resolutions shmesolutions. Nobody likes them! They don’t work. You end up just giving up when you feel a little depressed about failing at them so quickly. What does actually work and is super exciting is goals! Setting a few clear, specific, and inspiring goals will change your year-- and your entire life.
I need to lose this extra weight from the holidays is soooo not inspiring to me. Blah. Ick. Get it away.
I try out three new classes every week or My boyfriend and I cook a new vegetarian meal together every Friday. Uhh...excuse me but those goals actually sound pretty fun!
We are going to make 2014 the BEST year--the year you start living your dreams and having tons of fun. I’m going to help you a bit. Here are three simple steps to help you elevate this year to the next level of awesome.
Get crystal clear on what your dream year and dream life actually looks like. You can’t expect it to fall out of the sky, because even if it did--you wouldn’t recognize it because you don’t know what it is you want! Take some time (like we’re talking 10 minutes), sit down and make a list. Draw a picture. Create a board on pinterest. Do some honest soul searching. What does your ideal life, your ideal year really look like? By ideal, I’m talking wildest dreams. Endless possibility. Nothing is too crazy, too bold, too risky. It’s your year to start being honest with yourself and start living like you mean it.
Where do you dream of living? What do you daydream about doing for work? Do you want to travel? Where do you want to go? How do you take care of yourself? Do you wish you could run a marathon? Do you want to feel like you belong to a community? What does that look like to you? What do you want to do for fun? What is important to you? What do you value? What have you always wanted to try? Heck...what would you do if you won a million dollars tomorrow?
Once you know what it is you really want, you can start setting some inspiring goals for yourself! Goals give you a target, that clear, specific spot to set your aim towards and ultimately reach. Goal setting sets your dreams into motion and gets your creative, subconscious brain moving in the right direction, YOUR direction. Your goals are 100% authentic to you and inspire you to take action. Brian Tracy (goal setting guru that he is) says that, “People with clear, written goals accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine. Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor.” Sounds pretty awesome, right?
I’m going to be delving a WHOLE lot more into goal setting, bucket lists, and dreams during my New Year’s Vision and Goals workshop during Hamptons Wellness Week (www.hamptonswellnessweek.com). I hope you’ll join me then so we can get super clear, specific and inspired for 2014!
Finally, the NUMBER one thing you need to do to make 2014 your BEST year yet, is to get into action now! Your dreams, goals and visions for your life are so beautiful and so perfect. The only way the world will ever see your greatness is if you choose greatness today. Choose to show up for yoga class. Choose to read that book, write that book, or give away that book! Choose to eat your broccoli, kale and green beans. Choose to spend time with the people who matter to you. Choose to sign up for that race. All it takes is one teeny tiny small action a day to bring you closer to your wildest dreams. You are what’s going to take your year to the next level. So many adventures are waiting, so many melt your heart snapshot moments, and so many “hell yeah, I did that!”s are just beyond these initial footsteps. Commit to choosing your dream life, and you will have it. It’s going to be an awesome year!!
Can’t wait to see you January 16th to talk more about your goals and to set you up with an action plan for the year! See you soon!