A Plan for the Year Ahead

As the new year approaches, many of us will be making new year resolutions.  Losing weight, cleaning out our closet, finding a new job or the perfect relationship (whatever the perfect relationship is).  For many of us, those resolutions will fall by the wayside before the end of January.

So may I suggest a new plan and approach?

I invite you to discover a gentler way to plan for your year ahead.   Unwind from the stress of resolutions.  Untangle yourself from the sense of shame and failure that many of us create from our lost attempt.

You know what I’m talking about, right?  That overwhelmed, sometimes grumpy, and fragmented self that shows up when you realize the resolution has once again been put on the shelf.  You know there has to be a simpler way, but can’t seem to figure out what it is or how to make it work.  Yes, there is a simpler way and I want to help you replace your resolutions with a plan of hope and optimism.

Take a few moments to reflect on your goals for the upcoming year.  I’ve given you a couple prompts below.

Use the time, to really think about what you want out of the year ahead.  Take time to release any apprehensions, worries, and reflect on what is truly important to you.  Remember, I’m not asking you to be a fortune teller and predict the future, but knowing where you are today and where would you like to be in 365 days?

  • What would you like more of in the year ahead?  I would like to attract…

  • What would you like to let go of in the year ahead?  I would like less…

This two questions will be the base for our plan of the new year.  When questions come up over the next year, we’ll be able to see if they fit into the more or less column.  If it’s something you want more of, keep it, if it’s something you want less of, let it go with peace of mind.

So if you’re looking to lose weight in the year ahead, you’ll want more healthy choice.  Think more good food, water, and exercise, and fewer sweets, desserts, sodas, ect..  What this does is give you the direction you’ll want to take over the next year.    Losing weight takes time and expecting the journey to be perfect is not realistic.  This approach allows for flexibility and a more gentle approach to changing your life.

Happy New Year!!!