Hey There Friends!
We are in the last week of 2017 and I can hardly believe it. Looking back I am amazed at the amount of growth we've experienced this last year. It's funny to me how time goes by and you don't realize the change that happens until you take the time to look back at where you started. This is a great time to get intentional about what you want 2018 to look like. If I've learned anything this past year it's that action creates change. We are capable of having whatever it is we desire, we just need to take the steps (and sacrifices) to achieve it.
I wanted to share with you some things that I enjoy doing to honor 2017 and welcome 2018. Pick and choose what you like and if you have any ways that you get ready for a new year let me know in the comments below.
1. Journal about your accomplishments.
It is so easy (and normal) for us to be on over drive and always forward thinking. Take the time to reflect on this past year and think of all the things that went right. What achievements did you have? Big or small it's a good idea to acknowledge your journey. What are you grateful for? What lessons did you experience over the last year? Take some time to reflect on these things.
2. Explore you values.
I'm a huge believer that if you live life aligned to your values things just kinda fall in place. Take some time to explore what it is exactly that you value. Is it time with family? Adventure? Maybe it's authenticity and living a brave life. Whatever it is that you value get real with yourself and ask if you're living aligned with it or not. After you explore your values see what things in your schedule need to go and what needs to be added.
3. Unfollow and unsubscribe.
Take the time to go through your social media and unfollow anyone that doesn't make you feel happiness when you see their stuff. Go to your inbox and unsubscribe from all the emails that don't bring quality to your life. Clear the space so you can start 2018 on a positive note.
4. Plan for the year you want.
My husband and I typically sit down and look at the year together. We decide what trips we want to take, what family days we want to have, and what business training's I want to be a part of. Take some time to look at your year and schedule in some things you crave. .
5. Get grounded.
Get outside (free from electronics) and dream a little bit. Go for a walk and dream about what you want 2018 to look like. What goals do you have? What's your vision? Let your mind wander a bit and explore what 2018 could look like.
6. Get specific
If there are a few new habits you want to adapt, narrow them down and make them specific. An example of this might be you want to work on your health. Take some time to explore what that truly looks like for you. What is one small thing that you could do to help you with that? Start small and work your way up from there.
I hope some of these help you out. If you have any fun things you do for new year prep I would love to hear about it in the comments below.