Have you reached a couple of months into this year and fallen into the same patterns as previous years? Or do you want to feel differently in yourself this year? Perhaps more inner peace, more meaningful connection with friends?
Here are some tips which will help ensure this year is your best year yet. Despite March being on our doorsteps, it’s never too late to live the life you were destined to live!
Reflect on 2014
- What were the magical memorable moments, the highlights of the year?
- What worked well?
- What no longer serves you (habits, attitudes, limiting beliefs)?
- What can you let go of?
The Law of attraction states that what we think about we attract whether it be ‘good’ or ‘bad’. Gratitude is like a magnet and when we are truly grateful for the blessings in our lives it attracts more of the good stuff in to our life.
How to include gratitude in your daily life:
- Gratitude journaling – the daily ritual of first thing in the morning or last thing at night recording the blessings and things you are grateful for that day
- Giving thanks for and noticing the ‘little pleasures and wonders’ in life
- Saying thank you to those who help you.
Your big WHY – what you value and what is most important to you
When your goals and intentions are aligned with your values life is more harmonious and flowing. When we have that big WHY it helps foster our creativity and ingenuity to work out HOW we are going to do it.
An example of this was when I had a new car on my vision board 2 years ago. A new larger car with more storage space represented fun holidays away with the girls where we had space for our camping gear or surf boards. So my big WHY was fun, adventure times with my family. This was what fuelled and helped motivate me to my goal. It certainly wasn't the 1.4 litre engine or the 7 speed DSG transmission!
What are your big WHYs?
What do you want to Be, Experience or Have this year?
Have a notepad and pen handy. Close your eyes and take a moment to observe your breath. Slow down your breath. Imagine you could be, experience or have anything you wanted this year. The possibilities are endless. What does your heart and soul long for? What would nourish and fill you up? What would you like to share? What is your unique contribution going to be? Are there any new skills you want to learn, do you want more time connecting in a meaningful way with family and friends, what do you want to experience?
AND why? How will you feel being, doing and experiencing those things.
Open your eyes and write down the things that flowed to you. Keep this list handy and add to it when things arise. Read it regularly. In the next post we'll cover what to do next- your daily rituals.
Your daily rituals and routines
The things you can do on a daily basis to help manifest these blessings into your life.
- Practicing gratitude for the blessings you already have
- Review your Be, Experience and Have lists
- Take an action step to move closer toward it – make the call you’ve been putting off, connect with someone via email, etc.
- TRUST in the universe – that it will manifest at the time that is right for you.
It’s the things we do, the daily habits we have, our thoughts and beliefs which can either help us move closer to what we want to attract into our lives or further from it.
In any given day we think around 50,000 thoughts. Affirmations are a way of immersing ourselves in positive energy, drawing into our lives what we desire.
Affirmations are like placing an order with the universe on how we want to feel or what we want to manifest in our lives and believing and acting as though that’s the way things are.
Design your affirmation statements in the positive as if you're already there and keep it short so its easy to remember.
Say them out loud to yourself, write them, sing them in the shower, have them as your screensaver, stick them on your mirror, put post-it notes in your diary or on your computer monitor etc.
Immerse yourself in them!
Your thoughts become your reality. Make those 50,000 thoughts a day be ones which support you and nourish you.
Your support team
Surround yourself with people who lift you up. People who inspire you, encourage you and support you living your dreams. People who are there for you in the good times and when the tests come. People who will hold you accountable to your word and to your dreams.
And importantly, reciprocate. Be that person for others. It's easier and more enjoyable as part of a dynamic team or group.
Wishing you your brightest, most, fulfilling year yet!