I wish for you in 2016… (& five goal-setting tips!)
It’s the first day of the New Year. There is something almost magical about it.
It’s a blank page. A new chapter. A fresh start.
It’s an opportunity to create what you want for yourself and your life for the year ahead. A bit of a bold statement.
Although yes, every day is the first day of the rest of your life, there is a bit of a different feeling on January 1st.
Whatever you choose to do with the new year we’ve been given, here are my wishes for you in 2016…
May you dare to dream. May you dare to fly. May you…
get great ideas and act on them. have fun. laugh. meet new people. connect with people. share special times with special friends. play. explore. discover new places, discover new possibilities. challenge yourself. get outside of your comfort zone. try new things. do things you never thought possible. achieve things you never thought possible. celebrate. experience moments of peace, joy, and presence. learn new skills. read. dance. move your body. write thank you cards. receive thank you cards. acknowledge the special people that are in your life. enjoy the moments. share special moments. make lasting memories. say yes. say no. stop pleasing, stop comparing, stop caring too much about what others think. start trusting your gut, start listening to your intuition, and start fully loving yourself for all that you are and all that you’re not.
If you’re like me, you may want to get even more specific with what you’d like to create this year. I have a process I go through every year that I’m looking forward to getting into today.
So if you are an intention-creating, resolution-making, goal-setting type, here are a few tips to help set you up for success:
Set goals that are meaningful to YOU.
How do you want to feel? None of this ‘I should do this, I should do that…’ Unless your goals are important to YOU, you will not achieve them. Trust me!
Write them down.
Putting pen to paper not only helps you get clear, it also makes them more real. And placing them in a prominent place so as to have a constant reminder goes a long way!
Share them with people.
First of all, voicing out loud increases your commitment. And as we all need support, once you put it out there, those around you can help to keep you accountable. Plus, you’re telling the Universe at the same time. And the Universe has been known to listen :-).
Make a plan.
Having big, hairy, audacious goals are great, and, you also have to break them down into smaller action steps. Otherwise it may become overwhelming, and you’ll be less likely to achieve them. Follow the S.M.A.R.T. (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, time-oriented) goal-setting system. Monitor your progress.
Be gentle with yourself.
One step at a time. Celebrate along the way. And don’t get discouraged if you don’t meet a target or you fall off the bandwagon. Just jump right back on! You’re human after all.
Happy New Year! And may 2016 bring all you desire and dream it to be… you deserve it! (Click to tweet it out!)
P.S. If you are serious about setting resolutions and goals this year, and making them stick, join us at ‘Intentions, Resolutions, & Goals, OH MY!’ workshop on January 6th… a few limited spots are still available!