However it went for you, epic or crappy, it’s over.
2015 is in the books. So let it go.
The bad stuff is done. You can’t change it and there is no sense in worrying about it any longer.
The good stuff is over too. All your successes and hard work got you to where you are, but now it’s time to reassess and push once again.
It is tempting, if you had a good year, to ride the feeling of accomplishment right into the second quarter, but now is the time to focus and make adjustments for where you want to go this year. You have momentum now, so use it to push you right into bigger goals and dreams for what’s to come.
Here are some ways to use this first weekend in 2016. Hey and if you’re reading this post later in the year, this is a great list for anytime you are ready to start fresh, let go of the past and push forward toward your dreams!
- Decide what you really want. REALLY want. Not what someone else wants for you, but what will make your little heart jump for joy in the morning. Maybe it’s a new hobby, or getting back to something that used to make you feel alive. Maybe it’s a new job or starting over in a new city. If you need help thinking, this post explains the greatest thing I did in 2015 to set me on a path for my goals. It was a life changing exercise and I’ve seen it work for others too.
- Let it go. If something crappy happened, it’s okay. Maybe the year didn’t go as you wanted, but now you can start fresh. Journal about it, get it out, meditate on it, whatever you need to do to be at peace with yourself and be able to move forward. I have to tell you something; everyone has years like that. Our lives are like a motion picture. If you don’t like one scene, it’s okay. Hang on for the next because there is something better right around the corner. That’s how it works.
- New years goals are awesome. Ninety day goals are better (read more here). Think about when you were in school and had to write a paper. You knew it was due for weeks, but when did you start? A few days before, right? So get the pressure going early. Set those annual goals but then break them down into quarters. Put the pressure on for every 90 days. You will impress the hell out of yourself. I’m not even kidding.
- Set up a new morning routine. Starting your day off with time for YOU to work on YOU is insanely important. This book, by Hal Elrod, changed my little life (click here) , and I strongly suggest you read it too. You can read it in a day, and then take action. Set up your morning routine and start working on you. I wanted to have a different kind of success in my life, but I wasn’t ready until I started working on ME. When I made that shift, I was ready and the kind of success I wanted started to happen. It will work that way for you too.
- Stop being such a bully. Yea, I’m talking to you. Just stop it. You probably say things to yourself you would NEVER say to someone else. You hear what is being said, and you are wounded by it. So rethink your self-talk. It may be hard at first, but it can be transformative if you begin to breathe life and positivity into your mind instead of self-doubt and hurtful comments. It’s okay when it happens (ex. ugh. I have huge thighs!) because you can notice it and change it. (But they are strong and I can walk around and do amazing things!). See how I changed that up? EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. you notice you are being rude to yourself, change it up. You can change your motivation and focus by making this simple shift.
So go get after it.
This is YOUR year and you can do great things.
If you stumble and fall down, it doesn’t matter! You are supposed to. That’s how you learn what isn’t working. That’s how you know you are trying hard. (The people who never screw up aren’t doing anything. Ever notice that?)
Plus it’s a cool way to know how to redirect efforts some other way, it’s certainly not the universe telling you that you can’t do it, or that you aren’t worthy. You are so worthy.
If I can help you, I will do it, so just reach out and let me know! I believe so much that every single one of us has greatness inside of us. And I believe this is your year.