It happens to the best of us. Each year around the holidays we start letting our brains go wild with new resolutions for the upcoming year. "I'm finally going to stop drinking soda, I'm going to yoga three times a week, I'm going to start that blog I've been talking about.." and on and on our goals go. Something about the start of a fresh new year is like the first blank page is 365 page book and now we feel like we can do it all over and get "right".
Well first, let me tell you that you didn't do anything wrong last year. It was perfectly imperfect and just what you needed, you learned exactly what you needed to and are now in this new place with new options and can start another beautifully flawed year of existence. Let it go, stop beating yourself for anything you didn't accomplish last year, forgive yourself. Allow the possibility of knowing that maybe it just wasn't the time for that yet. Deeply, truly, release any so-called failures that are looming over 2014, we're not bringing that energy into the new year!
This year, instead of writing a laundry list of resolutions, take a minute and simply visualize the YOU you want to be in 2015. That's right, close your eyes, take a few deep breathes and imagine yourself waking up six months into 2015. How do you feel? Are you waking up well rested and excited to face the day? Does your morning routine involve hitting the gym or walking over to your sacred to space to meditate?
Walk yourself through your day. What kind of food are you fueling your body with? What does your job situation look like? Are you working from home, seeing clients, going into an office? Allow your imagination to wander, this is YOUR 2015 and you can create it anyway you want so don't let yourself limit your vision. Take yourself all the way into the evening — are you seeing friends or going out with a romantic partner? Get specific in each scenario and really let yourself soak up what each event feels like.
Focus on the feeling.
What does it feel like to have that job? To wake up in the morning and go to yoga or meditate first thing? How does it feel to have that supportive romantic partner? Marinate in the feeling, get it into your cells.
And now the game-changer.
Pledge to do this visualization every morning in 2015. Forget about resolutions and get in touch with the best version of you every single day. Hold that space for you to show up as your highest self and I promise you, your 2015 will be far beyond your expectations. You will be unconsciously setting the stage for you to rise to the occasion and reach a new level in your life. Do it now, thank me later. Happy 2015!