In the past I’d write out my New Year resolutions at the start of every January, I usually commit to them around the 6th, that’s more realistic for me. If I’ve been out for NYE, I’m not going to be eating a super food lunch of sprouted beans and tofu on the 1st; it’s just not going to happen.
So yesterday after listening and speaking to Neelam Meetcha a very dear friend and fellow coach, I put fingertips to keypad and took a different approach to my New Year resolutions/goals. I wrote in letter form, I addressed it to my friend Jo dated January 1st 2013 telling her all about what I and people closest to me had achieved in 2012.
I included everything from family member goals, countries B & myself visited, subjects I studied and passed (top marks of course), personal goals achieved, health changes, energy wasting thoughts I banished. There were all sorts in the letter. It felt amazing.
Just so I’m clear, I’ll give you an *example (keep it true to you, as you would write)
I wanted to drop you a line about 2012 and what an awesome year it was.
So in Jan we set up the new company, I cannot believe how much I’ve learnt in the past year, I’m absolutely loving it. Come April B & me travelled the coast of Ireland on motorbikes it was amazing. After wanting to do it for so long, I finally did it. What an amazing place.
I also took up yoga and am still going three times a week. I got my diploma in sports science, absolutely stoked; I’m now working on how I want to use that moving forward.
We also extended the kitchen, its super light and airy and I finally got that table made that I’ve wanted for years, it fits perfectly! Etc, etc
Because I let my mind loose and wrote in the past tense, it just flowed. There were so many things in the letter that I wouldn’t have thought of if I just had pen and pad in hand and listed my goals. It takes you on a journey, you can visualise yourself doing all these things that you really want to happen this year. I love it.
I mailed my letter to a friend; you can do the same or print it out, pop it in an envelope and put it away until January 1st 2013. Make sure you put a note in your diary to read it, I bet you’ll be chuffed to bits with what you’ve achieved by January of next year.
I found it really inspiring I hope you do too, and remember as I said on Wednesday, break each goal down in to achieveable, manageable tasks.
Have a great morning/afternoon/evening
*This is just an example, I don’t want to study sports science.