I wish you a very happy, healthy, fulfilling and abundant 2015!
I want to start this blog with a quote from Hal Borland: “Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that can instill in us.”
Year’s end isn’t just about making some resolutions. It is about reflecting, learning and us taking responsibility for our own lives. It is about us stepping up, honoring our desires, ourselves and creating a life we love.
In this blog I’m going to share with you how I’ve gone about creating my own vision for 2015. It has been particularly powerful, as I took the time to reflect on last years’ experiences, challenges, joys and learning as well as make a point to celebrate and congratulate myself for everything I could think of. What a boost.
So if you are ready to create a 2015 according to your dreams and values, take a notebook or a few pieces of paper, a pen and go through the steps below.
1) Reflect on your experiences in 2014. Good, bad, positive, negative, happy, joyful or painful. In a few words write down what you have learnt from them, how they have transformed you and how you’ve grown.
2) Notice how far you have come, what progress you’ve made, whether personal or professional and congratulate yourself for everything; changes, achievements, successes, working through difficulties, dealing with hurt, pain, losses or failures. Be proud of the good friend you’ve been, for exercising, eating healthier or trying out new things. Write every single thing down and don’t stop until nothing else comes to your mind. How does it feel to be congratulated and celebrated?
3) Look back onto your last year. What gave you most joy, happiness and fulfilment? How can you incorporate those things into the New Year and how much focus will you allocate to it? Write it down and be specific.
4) Take note of what gave you least joy last year. What difficulties did you have to deal with? Were they life challenges or self inflicted ones? What behaviors caused you pain? What do you want to have less of in 2015? Write down what you’re going to do to improve these situations.
Taking stock of your past year will not only support your personal development but also in creating your 2015 with purpose and according to your values.
5) Your 2015 Vision. Who do you want to be? What do you want to do or have? Consider these questions for each area of your life, your career, finances, health, relationships, romance, leisure, personal development, etc. or if you prefer just in one or two of those. It’s up to you. It is your life and you can create it as you wish.
Put your vision in writing and place it somewhere, where you can see and read it daily.
To support the manifestation of your vision create a vision board. Use it to depict your goals, dreams and desires you identified in the last steps. Choose images and words that inspire you and make you feel good. Keep it neat and be selective about what you place on it.
Having a vision board will keep your attention on your intentions, give you more clarity and make your vision come to life. The more you feed your subconscious mind with what it is that you want, the more it will be propelled to find ways and means to make it happen.
6) Focus and repetition are key. In order for your vision and desires to manifest in your life it is important that you continuously keep them in your awareness. Keep focusing on what you want instead of what you don’t want and you are well on your way.
Read your vision and look at your board as often as you can. The more the better. Meditate on it, visualise it on your way to work, while doing the dishes or on the treadmill in the gym.
You are the master of your life and you deserve to live a life beyond your wildest dreams. Having a clear idea of what it is that you want is the first step in doing so and the rest of it will follow.
As always I truly hope this blog serves you in any way. Please leave a comment below on your last years’ learning, what you’re particularly proud of and your dreams for 2015.