Welcome to 2014 and a new year to embrace the possibilities! A beautiful thing about life is realizing all the opportunities that await you. It all starts with a thought and grows with action. What will you be accomplishing this year? Are there deep hidden passions from within that you have been waiting to act out? A goal you have often thought would be great to have happen, but have not yet seen it through? Let this be your year!
HOW TO DO YOUR 2014 RESOLUTIONS
Brainstorm | Whether you already have one set idea in mine or many floating around in your mind, take the time to think it out. Get in your zone. Find a place where you can be a lone and think. Perhaps put on music that will inspire you. Be inside or outside. The important thing is to be free from distractions where you can really just brainstorm all the possibilities. You do not have to do everything you think of, you just want to open your mind, your heart, and soul to all that awaits you.
Write it Out | Get that paper handy or write out out on your choice electronic device. Write out all the ideas that spoke to you when you were brainstorming. Then write under each idea what it is you like about it. What goals do you want to accomplish? What do you want to be able to say at the end of 2014? What grabs you personally about it? This is all about you, so do not worry what others will think.
Make a Plan | Now that you know what you want to achieve in 2014 you have to make a plan. Starting out with day one. If you can accomplish one day, you can accomplish two. Think of it as a day to day thing to make it not overwhelming when thinking in bigger and longer terms of weeks and months. They say it takes 28 days to form a habit so remember that it will get easier and that you are capable of sticking with anything you put your mind to achieving!
Have a Plan B | We are all human and we are going to have our bad days. So make a plan B. For example last year I wanted to blog every day. If I knew I was going to be out of town I would schedule guest posts from other bloggers (ie. Love Week in July/August when we were having our 10th Anniversary Vow Renewal in Wales). I also wrote up non time sensitive posts that I kept in ‘draft’ mode in case I was uninspired one day and needed something ready to go. Also remember that sometimes our Plan B will not always work out. It is okay to make mistakes. Pick yourself up and get ready to keep going.
Share it Out | If you keep your plans and goals to yourself and you mess up who will know? Better yet if you share your goals and resolutions you can have your family and friends help keep you accountable. The best part is they are not just there for you when it gets hard. They can help encourage and celebrate with you during the great times and moments of greatness too! Perhaps you will inspire others to take part or get involved with their own goals too. Share it forward!
There you have it in five easy steps how you can get started in your resolutions for 2014. Remember to stay focused and positive. Do not let the negativity get you down or limit yourself to constraints. Last year I did not start my blogging every day until February…but I did it through to December. It is up to you to make your plan and what you want to achieve. Best yet is you can do it!
Q: What will you be achieving this 2014?