I love this time of year. For me, it’s an opportunity to look at my goals from last year and last quarter and reflect on what I accomplished, what I didn’t get to and how I can improve on my ultimate goal in living a passion and purpose filled life.
Below, is part of the process I use in creating new goals. I am also doing a workshop called “New Year, New You” on Monday, January 18 if you want to complete this process in person.
For this example, we will take the health category. Other categories include finances and wealth, relationships, business, contribution, spirituality, etc.
Step 1: Where are you now. Take a real evaluation of where you are right now. From here, we can decide where we want to be.
Step 2: Figure out what you want.
Most people are better at knowing that they don’t want than what they want. So, we start writing down what we don’t want i.e. I don’t want to be fat, I don’t want to be weak, etc. After we’ve made a list, we cross out what we don’t want and beside it, write down what we would like.
i.e. I don’t want to be fat = I want to be fit
I don’t want to be weak= I want to be strong.
Step 3: At the end, you will have a list of health declarations for you to read. Repeat these health declarations for 30 days so your words can seep into your unconscious mind.
Step 4: Breathing exercise. This exercise was designed by Dr. Epstein and comes from the book the 12 Stages of Healing. Stage 4 involves saying enough of this! Taking your power back and knowing that you deserve so much more than this in your life. We will be doing this at the workshop.
Step 5: 30 Health Challenge Commitment
Look over your list and see if there’s a pattern. From there, choose an action that you can do for 30 days to get you closer to your goal.
i.e. 30 Days of Exercise
30 Diet Modification Program
30 Days of Meditation
Step 6: Grab an accountability partner and get to work. Having someone to check in with will help you keep stay on track.
Step 7: Celebrate! Remember to have fun and celebrate any achievement that you do.
Dr. Amanda is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization in Ottawa, Canada.