Okay, maybe it's just me but perhaps you too often start the New Year with a flourish, full of ideas and energy, only to find that by mid-january you have run out of steam. Over the years I have written hundreds of goal-plans, made endless resolutions and indulged in list-making galore and yes, some of the goals get achieved but honestly...most of them don't! And, often, my goal-plans are so numerous that there is no room for new dreams to surface as the year progresses leaving my mind and energy stretched too far, so that even if I achieve some wonderful new goals that pop into my head I feel bad for the ones left behind - goal-setters guilt!
So, this year I am trying something different, a new experiment that may...or may not...actually work!
I am getting realistic...I know, it doesn't sound very sexy does it in this shiny world of 'you can have anything you want' if you just visualise, dream, work hard enough etc. And I do still believe that you can have anything you want just maybe not all at the same time and not in one go. My goals are often spread so wide and so big that inevitably I cannot sustain the energy and momentum required to make them happen. So, this year I'm focusing in and going smaller so that hopefully this time next year I will be able to make shiny new goals instead of just rehashing the old ones.
Keeping it small allows me to stay focused and create a better action plan in order to actually make these things happen. And, instead of vowing to do something 'everyday', I am planning some exciting mini-projects during the year ahead. For example, every year for the past 4 years (probably more) I have started the New Year intending to practice yoga everyday rather than think about it everyday and actually do it once a week (okay, probably less) so this year I am planning a '10 days of yoga' mini project - this is way more manageable for me and may kick-start me into doing more and it may not, but I'm pretty sure it will be fun and I will feel a great sense of achievement doing it (I'll let you know when I start in case any of you fancy joining me, we can be cheerleaders for eachother).
So, here's to a year ahead of nourishment, mini-goal setting and beautiful dreams actually coming true ♥