Today I’m talking about possibilities. We are just coming into a brand new year, and it’s a natural opportunity to start thinking about New Year’s Resolutions, setting goals, and what we would like to achieve in the coming year. That might be joining a gym, losing weight, improving your health, keeping in touch with family and friends more often, personal growth, start a new business, improving your finances or changing your job, etc.
At the same time we might have a brief look over our shoulder and see what we failed to achieve in the past year and we might want to close the door on that quickly. However, we don’t want to drag the memories or energy of last year’s perceived failures into the new year, and so I’d like to invite you to take a brief look back at the previous year from a different perspective. Rather than beat ourselves up about what we didn’t achieve, let’s celebrate what we did achieve, and what we learned. Even if we failed, that failure in itself was a lesson that we needed to learn. Maybe things didn’t unfold in quite the way you expected, but they unfolded in the way they were meant to for you to experience the lesson in it.
Before we jump into the new year, I’d like to suggest taking time to reflect on the past year, to accept what happened, to forgive anyone that needs to be forgiven, (and that includes yourself if necessary). Forgiveness can be hard, but honestly, from my personal experience, nothing will keep you more stuck that resentment and non-forgiveness. Erase that negative energy; don’t drag it with you into the New Year.
Make a mental list of what the last year gave you that you are grateful for, this releases stuck energy which allows you to be free to new possibilities in the coming year. There is always something to be grateful for.
And the New Year? The only limits we have are the ones we put on ourselves. Open your mind to new possibilities. Be willing to try new things. Be willing to get out of your comfort zone. Take time to sit quietly with paper and pen and write down what you really would like your life to look like. Take a good long look deep within yourself and allow yourself to freely write what you really want from life.
Maybe you feel stuck in your life, frustrated and wanting more. Maybe you feel that you are missing out but you can’t put your finger on it. Every day there are countless opportunities, countless choices, but what we normally do is stick in our comfort zone; you’ve heard the saying – “if we always do what we have always done, then we will always get what we always got.” It’s very true.
If you aren’t opening your eyes and setting some meaningful goals then you won’t even notice when new possibilities come your way. Be careful of not setting goals that are not realistic, goals need to be out of your comfort zone but not so unrealistic that you know that they are not achievable. Writing them down helps.
I’m inviting you to embrace change, set some goals, take time to plan, use your creativity. Remember when you were a child and your imagination knew no bounds. Put yourself in the mind of that child. What have you got to lose? Open your mind to possibilities.
Be aware of habits which have not served you in the past year. I don’t mean beat yourself up for them, but just be conscious of them, and realise that they no longer serve you. Once you identify the bad habits it is easier to create new habits. I talk about this in more detail in my other videos.
Keep your dreams and your possibilities alive the whole year through by taking quiet time for yourself daily to get in touch with your inner self, whether that’s through meditation, mindfulness or just quiet time.
I’d love to know how you get on with this reflection and planning. Do leave me a message.
Happy New Year and Happy New You.