Hope the entry into the new year is being met with energy, optimism and opportunity. If that is not your experience, breathe, you are not alone.
It is not uncommon to experience a low, a sense of confusion or lack of clarity at the beginning of a new year. So many choices!
Weeks prior to the new year, you were swept along in the hustle and bustle of planning, shopping, parties, vacationing, visiting, time off from work, over eating, indulging at every angle, etc. It is easy to get caught up in the myriad of activity whether it be of a social, religious or family nature. For some of us, it is one of the few times during the year that we relax, give ourselves permission to not be so structured and on task, have a little fun or take a little time off of work.
Now that it is all over, you are being called to snap out of it and adjust your thoughts, plans, actions, energy and focus to what's next. Not an easy task to switch gears even for a very practiced person. Instead of resisting the fact that the holidays can knock us off center or focus or bring out our desire to play or connect with people, how can you use where you are to truly design more of what you want in life. Maybe a little taste of fun, connection or relaxation throughout the year would really make your heart sing. Use the information wisely. You might want to add a little more of that to your 2015 plans.
In other words, what ever you did for the last several weeks doesn't have to mean anything negative, permanent or personal. Surrender and choose peace, acceptance and compassion for the past and for being human.
We are social beings. We were designed to live and thrive in communities. The holidays seem to bring that out in us even if at other times of the year we are perfectly okay spending time alone or not being so involved.
So what if your resistance to what you originally intended for the new year is more about your inner knowing that what you are focusing on is not authentic. What if your lack of energy, clarity, focus or direction is telling you that where you were heading wasn't going to fulfill or satisfy you! How can you use your current reality and what you are feeling to dig a little deeper to get to what will really make 2015 the Best Year of Your Life.
It's not too late to bring in the new year and all that you visioned it could be! Having a plan to get your thoughts, words and actions in alignment will support the necessary momentum needed to move forward in your chosen endeavors. I suggest you let go of any Holiday Hangovers of the addictions you indulged in or Resolution Remorse from not being 100% on task and start anew! Here are a few tips.
Begin with Balance
With 2015 right around the corner it is most likely you have been considering a fresh start or a continuation of a project, goal, dream or idea. Good for you!
You owe it to yourself to dust off the cobwebs on the life you envisioned you wanted to live and make it happen!
New beginnings can often be awkward, confusing, frustrating, and overwhelming. It doesn't have to be this way.
Visit http://www.empoweringpotential.com/tools.html to complete the 8 Areas of Balance Life Wheel worksheet to create awareness and identify what your first step will be in creating balance in 2015.
If you would like to have a conversation about the worksheet or gain additional clarity on what is next for you, visit the Home Page of my website, www.empoweringpotential.com to complete a contact form letting me know what is the best way to reach you and a few specific dates and times you will be available for me to call you. Please also include your time zone so we can better coordinate our connection.
Looking forward to supporting you in creating and living a life you love!
Join Me In Celebration
The countdown continues, a few hours before it is officially my birthday, 14 days until Christmas and 20 days until 2015. I am also moving towards health, happiness and new beginnings. I think all of that is worthy of CELEBRATION!
There were some pretty rough spots in 2014 yet I am still grateful to have been on the journey. Stay tuned, some of those situations are still unfolding and I will update as necessary. In the meantime, I am choosing to learn the lessons, design new structures and implement new habits as I continue to create a life I love.
The biggest reminder in all of it was to stay focused on what I wanted and why I wanted it. I had to remind myself time and time again where attention goes, energy flows. Or, another way to say it is, What you focus on magnifies!
Here are a few reminders that might support you in navigating the speed bumps on the highway of life.
Are you ready for them? I invite you to open your heart and soul to a world of possibilities as you greet each day expecting miracles and allowing the magic of the season to fill you up.
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