Ready, set, goals! Here we are in January! With another 12 months to really push ourselves to live the best way we can. Twelve more full months to live intentionally and be the people we want to be.
It’s so easy to get caught up in our bad habits, routines that no longer serve us and relationships that are sometimes more negative than positive.
It’s easy to keep doing everything the same. It feels comfortable. It feels safe. It gives us that much sought after feeling of security.
But here’s the thing … when you change things up and push yourself to step out of your comfort zone and change usual patterns, you’ll never regret it. New goals don’t have to be loud and ‘big’ to be powerful. What they need to be, is sustainable and real. Connected to what matters to you. Authentic to your life, right now where you are.
To get some clarity and direction, take a few minutes of quiet for yourself this week, turn your phone on silent and answer these questions.
01. What’s your word? —With a whole year ahead of you, what is one word that you would like to define your everyday actions going forward? What one word resonates most with you, pulling together everything you want to grow and nourish? Your word can be taken as a mantra, a reminder, or even a promise. And the good news is that a word can’t be ‘broken’ like a resolution — so, it feels more gentle and forgiving somehow.
Note*: When you are thinking about your word, it can be for the season ahead, not for all of time. It doesn’t have to be perfect, and you can always change your mind later!
02. What’s important to you? —What areas of your life, and your personal journey need the most attention this year? Get real with why you want these things to happen, what you will need to do, and why they are important to YOU. Answering these questions will help you act on your goals.
03. What you are saying YES to, and what you are saying NO to? — First off, there are no wrong answers here. Examples can be: saying no to ‘comparison’, and saying yes to ‘less time on social media’. Remember you are making decisions, and by saying no to one thing, you are saying yes to something better! These two lists will help clarify where you are going and where you DON’T want to go in 2018.
Share your thoughts, words, and lists with a close friend, or even with us here in the comments to keep yourself accountable!