Are you happy with how your life unfolded in 2014?
What do you want? Why do we sometimes have trouble identifying what we want?
The more important question may be “What do you think you deserve?” The answer to that will to a great degree determine what you get in your life.
Are you happy with how your life went in 2014? Do you want more of the same… or would you like some improvements?
Here is what I will be doing this month in preparation for 2015.
See if this resonates with you…
1. Start from a place of gratitude for all of the blessings you have. Yep, take the time to write a list of all that you have to be thankful for.
Say a prayer of thanks for these blessings.
2. Instead of “Seeking Happiness” try “Following your Joy.”
This is from Robert Holden. He suggests that you say those two phrases out loud and see how you feel when saying them. Seeking something means it is outside of you and you may not find it.
Following your joy is within you and you will “find it” if you choose to follow your joy.
3.Take the time for reflection to get clear on what “Follow Your Joy” means to you.
4. Develop a plan (starting with small steps) that will help you to Follow Your Joy.
5.Take the time to give yourself a score on the scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being great in the following areas of your life:
6. Choose only 2 areas to work on for the first 3 months of 2015. You can then choose 2 more after March 31st.
7. Develop a plan and schedule time on your calendar to do the things that will move you forward in getting positive results in the 2 areas you chose.
8. Get a partner if you have someone who you enjoy being around and support each other and hold each other accountable
9. Reward yourself on a regular basis for the progress you are making.
Note: Set aside a day or two for the above process. Sometimes a different location can be helpful. At times I go to the beach (you can get great rates in December and January) and being away from the normal routine lends itself to more reflective thoughts.
Tip of the Day
Find someone who may not have anyone to share Christmas with and reach out to them. Even if it is a short conversation where you listen to them. Or you may want to invite them for a meal (or bring them a plate of food or some cookies).
Be alert to others in need, whether the need is to be heard or maybe a donation, or even a genuine smile or a hug. You can and do make a difference!
All the best 🙂 – Joyfully yours, Greg