A new year has just begun and it brings with it infinite possibilities. Have you thought about what this year could bring? Personally I'm not a big fan of resolutions as I feel there is an element of pressure to them and can be perceived as failure if they're not achieved. I prefer to set intentions of how I'd like to live my life, how I'd like to feel and what is important to incorporate daily. If you haven't done it yet here are a few suggestions of questions you might like to ask yourself to discover what you truly want to manifest for yourself this year.
How do I want to feel? By focusing on the feelings you want to have you'll be more likely to make decisions that will draw you to experiences that bring these feelings
How can I better nurture myself? Rather than setting a resolution to exercise more or lose x number of kilograms or quite a particular habit, by making your intention to nurture yourself you will approach this with love and compassion for yourself rather than making it something you have to do. And if you're like most of us we definitely don't need to add more to the to-do list!
What do I want to have more of in my life? This may be related to the first question as far as feelings go, but it may also be that you would like to have more fun, more time to spend with your kids or more experiences in nature
What really makes me light up? Bring to your attention what you feel passionate or excited about. Maybe you like to discover new places but overseas travel isn't possible. Can you get out and explore more of your local area/region that you haven't been to before?
What fears do I wish to overcome? Rather than shying away from or hiding our fears, naming them and bringing light to them can help us highlight where they are holding us back from living a fulfilled life. It will also allow you to be aware when they come up. And awareness is the first step in being able to make a change. When they do ask yourself what it is trying to tell you
What did I learn last year that I can build on? If you haven't done so reflecting on the year that just ended can be a great opportunity to practice gratitude and also notice just how far you have come since January 2014
2014 was a very challenging year for me. Some of you may be aware that my father passed away at the end of July, which is one of the reasons I haven't sent a newsletter in quite a while. On the eve of the new year I spent some time giving gratitude for all that 2014 brought me. Even though the loss of my father was incredibly heartbreaking, I was able to look back and smile with a full heart at what I learned through that experience and the times I had with him. It also gave me the opportunity to really give thanks for all the other incredibly amazing times that I had throughout the year, like the arrival of my gorgeous niece and watching the precious moments that she and my father shared during their few short months together here on Earth; the overwhelming support of my beautiful family and friends; the life-changing holiday and conference I shared with my best friend; and just living in one of the most stunning cities in the world.
Don't miss the opportunity to see the blessings and give yourself the gift of spending the time to focus on what is really important to you for the year ahead.
If you feel you need some help on getting clear about what you want to bring into your life this year or feel there are things you need to release from last year give me a call