2015 is right around the corner and with it comes a flood of resolutions, good intentions and goals. But before you sign up for that gym membership or resolve to finally quit your job, take some time to ask yourself these three questions:
How do I want to feel this year?
Our emotions, our "heart-sensor" is a very, very powerful tool for helping us to determine the right path. There's a reason people say, "I had a gut feeling about that" and they're usually correct. So before you dive into the new year, sit quietly and take a few deep breaths. Listen to that quiet inner voice as you ask yourself "How do really want this year to feel?" Do you need a year of peaceful healing? Or are you ready for wild & free adventure? Do you want to feel immensely nurtured or fully alive & spontaneous? Maybe you want to feel gratitude daily? Pure bliss? You set the tone for your year ahead....but use your inner compass to guide you.
What makes me come alive and how can I do more that this year?
What do you LOVE to do? When do you feel you are utilizing your God-given gifts? What come easily to you and what is the most fun? When do you feel like your fully contributing and have a sense of purpose? It could be the tiniest moment of your day. It could be when you genuinely connect with a stranger on the subway. Or it could be when you're playing with your camera outside. It could be when you're taking a walk, or when you're around people--any moment you feel a burst of life & joy within you. How can you bring MORE of these moments [and the emotions that they conjure] into your life this year?
What fearful or limiting thoughts kept me from my dreams in 2014?
Did you tell yourself you weren't good enough for the promotion? Did you silently sabotage a relationship? Think back to your goals and your inner monologue for 2014. More often than not, we are the ones that stop ourselves from success. If any limiting beliefs still linger, do the work of releasing and letting them go. As you set new goals for 2015, be aware of the thoughts that begin to stroll through your mind. Counter them with positive mantras and affirmations. You are worthy of all good and your dreams, visions, and goals can and will come true. You have a beautiful soul, and beautiful gifts to share with the world. Get out there and shine!
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