Ditch your resolutions. .
Don’t get me wrong – I believe in goals and growth and love and happiness (even resolutions) and all of that, but for some of us setting multiple resolutions and too many goals may not be the way to go about achieving this. If you’ve had your share of failed resolutions, consider this fresh perspective.
This New Year focus on priorities, what matters most to you in your life.
Priorities can be followed through with effort and action and help to support you in fulfilling your best life.
There are a lot of things we want and many [limitless] goals we could set, but we want to be mindful that any goals we set are in line with our top priorities, which means we have to be clear with ourselves on what our priorities are.
My priority for the New Year is enjoying the Now in everything I do, especially with my family and quickly growing 2 year old son. I no longer want to miss a single moment of the gift of Now.
My intentions to support this is practice slowing down, staying present and having gratitude.
“How slow can I go?”
“How present can I stay?”
“How grateful can I be?”
When my 2 year old wants to play with me, I can play with him with no distractions from my phone. When my cat wants to be pet I can stop what I am doing and pet her for even a minute. When my husband wants to tell me about his day I can stop and make eye contact with him.
For some of us this may sound simple, but for many of us we know the clamor of the day is constantly pulling us multiple directions leaving us frazzled, tired and stuck in the past or catapulted to the future. Our culture has pushed us to go fast and when we go fast we are no longer in the present. When we are no longer in the present we don’t even know what we have to be grateful for.
Happiness and success this new year –
If setting priorities this year is something you’d like to practice here is what to do:
Sit with yourself for a short time – meditate or journal. Consider blocking time or even a day or weekend retreat to be intentional on this. Ask yourself some of these questions.
What matters most to me in my life? Looking back 1 year from now, what do I hope I can say I did this year? What meets my need for connection? What is my heart yearning for? What do Iwant to change?
- Take Action
What needs to happen to practice your priorities in daily life? What do you need to add to your life and what do you need to take away?
Here is where goal setting and action steps come in. Plan it out. Get it on your calendar. What needs to happen in order to carry out the practice of your intentions and priorities each day? What does success look like?
Tips: KEEP IT SIMPLE! Don’t overdo it. Pick 1 or 2 priorities to focus on and set action steps that you can realistically do within the constraints of your busy life. Set Yourself Up For Success.
For free consult or support on your 2023 priorities you can contact me at Happianna1@gmail.com
I’d love to hear from you. What are your priorities this year?
Best wishes this New Year,