It is the time of the year when we are all scratching our head or wondering what is in store for the new year. I am a firm believer that you have the power to create your reality. I am a strong advocate for writing your destiny. Hence it is important we use this power to good use and do some reflection and figure out how we want to craft 2017 to be. I have three tips for you to try that are more efficient than setting the usual yearly resolutions that get forgotten in a week or two once the new year starts.
1. Make a list of what you are grateful for in your life
Gratitude simply means thankfulness and counting your blessing. Pause and reflect on how much of your time do you spend acknowledging all that you have received. We often think regarding lack and how we don’t have enough of X, Y and Z. Instead, be conscious of what you already have and delve in the emotion that it brought you. Research shows that when you shift your mind focus from lack to abundance, your life tends to improve significantly. It means that your health, relationships and other aspects life strengthen.
Here are three ways to feel more grateful in life:
If you are looking for resources to journal, I’ll suggest you check out the Five Minute Journal.
2. Follow a Monthly 30-Day Challenge
Change is hard. We all want to dive into the new year expecting ourselves to transform quickly into the fittest and healthiest version. Instead we could all take monthly 30-day challenges. We can dedicate each month to do one thing consistently. In Lally’s study it shows that it takes 18-254 days to form a new habit. Hence focusing on thing a month helps us in attaining them permanently.
Click here for different challenges you could do monthly for the entire year.
3. Take a Life Audit
Life audit (n, origin unknown): An exercise in self-reflection that helps you clear the cobwebs of noisy, external goals and current distractions, and revisit or uncover the real themes & core values that drive & inspire you. Also known as: spring-cleaning for the soul.
Before you proceed, ask yourself the following questions created by Caroline Righton, the author of The Life Audit.
- Are you in control of your life?
- Do you ever wonder where the time goes?
- Are you doing the things YOU want to do?
By taking a step back and checking in, it can help you to seek out your priorities and eliminate the useless things.
To make it simpler you can divide your life into four different aspects:
- Health & Fitness
Take time to go through each aspect and do a thorough audit.
Once you’re done with your audit, plan and take actions to manifest them in your life.
I wish you all the best and have a fantastic 2017!