It’s the second week of January and you know what that means: the pressure is on to keep those New Year’s Resolutions you made last week. The problem is that most people fall off the wagon on their New Year’s Resolutions by the second week in January. That would be now. Gulp!
Rather than making New Year’s Resolutions, I do two things: 1) pick a theme for the year – mine is receptivity – and 2) get brutally honest about what’s working well and what’s not working so well in my life. Once you figure that out, you can make goals – not resolutions – for the areas of your life that aren’t going so well.
To make this easy-breezy for you, I made a video for you that has all the areas I want you to assess and tells you what to do with this information.
There are a few ways to handle this information. I prefer one of these two approaches:
- Pick one of those areas and really focus on it for a month – think: deep dive. This might involve setting goals for that area and checking back on your progress each week to see how things are going. I find weekly goals work even better for me – that way I don’t procrastinate.
- Pick three of those areas and set one goal for e ach to accomplish over the next month – these will be smaller end goals than in the first scenario because you won’t be diving as deeply, but that might be perfectly appropriate for areas that are already at a 5 or 6 – areas that need a polish and shine rather than a total redo.
At the end of the month, re-evaluate. See if your scores have changed. Or start with a new area (or three). That’s how you make effective New Year’s “Resolutions”! It’s a process, not a one-time deal.
Inner Goddess Wisdom Action Plan:
Watch the video and come up with a plan to address one (or three) areas this month.