Say NO To New Year's Resolutions: But Yes To Sustainable Change
Let’s be honest, you haven’t stuck to a ‘New Year’s Resolution’ for more than a few days to a few weeks in your life (and you’re not alone)!
Ok, maybe there are one or two of you outliars out there who have endured a New Year’s Resolution for a bit longer!
But on the whole, your NY’s Resolutions have been a total flop, right?
Don’t be too hard on yourself, you have super great intentions and that’s awesome! Unfortunately, NYs Resolutions are set up to fail.
But, if it’s sustainable change you’re after, you CAN have it. You just need to go about it more strategically. Change can be relatively simple, or it can be an impossible feat. It’s all in how you set it up.
Setting Up Change To Be Successful
There are steps you can take to ensure that your goals and desired changes are set up to be successful. Let’s look at 3 actions you can take to ensure successful change in 2017.
1. Set A Theme
I have found it to be most helpful when clients create and set a ‘theme’ for the coming year. A dedication if you will, that will brightly and boldly color unfolding intentions, actions and decisions.
For example, over the years, I have set several annual themes: courage (I wanted to be more brave in my life in taking risks, setting boundaries and anything in between), receiving (I used to not feel deserving enough to open my heart to receiving, I preferred only to give), peace (I spend a year dedicated to creating calm and peace), being present (I wanted to remove anxiety, and there’s no better way to achieve that than being present!) I have achieved many, many fabulously successful goals (and so have my clients) because of setting a conscious theme to a year.
This year will be dedicated to surrender (I want a ‘next level’ realization of emotional release). So while I have few negative feelings or situations in my life, I am after a complete release of ALL negativity! Pretty cool, huh! There are specific techniques for this, hit me up if you’re interested in learning to let go of negativity.
Now it’s your turn. You’re welcome to set the theme to your year to anything you choose. Family, greater abundance, courage, slower pace of life, less work and more free time, healthier eating, physical wellness.