How to Begin 2015 with Gusto!!

 

Happy New Year 2015

Last day of this year. Slept half an hour later. Read another chapter of a book on psychics and answered the questions in the back. Meditated. Ran with Eli to Target after significant cuddle & tickle time. Now to finish my last blog of the year.

I ended 2013 with my first blog for this site…so it is a fitting cap to end the year the same way in 2014.

I’m sitting her trying to figure out what to blog about. This has certainly be a year of change and transformation for me and for so many friends and family. A time for growth. WOW. Last year at this time I was still 80% in Corporate America and I’m grateful for all my experiences while there.  What a difference a year makes. It hasn’t all been easy and it hasn’t all felt fun. There have been lots of fun parts and easy parts and then those parts that just feel uncomfortable. Emotions I would rather not feel. So do I talk about that OR  Do I talk about how to begin the New Year with gusto? Is that goals? Maybe? A vision board? Maybe? Intentions? Um, YES!  Writing it down? Absolutely! Believing? You bet!!! Reflection? Sure! Regrets? NOPE. Lessons learned. YES! Looking forward with excitement? But of course!

Ultimately, I want to post and send out information that will help people.   We are the same and share so many of the same feelings. I know for me focusing on how we are the same comforts me.  As always, please take what you want and what resonates and leave the rest.

So here is how I approach the New Year:

1) Reflection: I spent time over the last 10 days reflecting the “ups and downs” of this year. Was that all I did for 10 days? No. I was on vacation with my family. Yet, there were moments in the shower, meditation, on the toilet, even some time while hanging at the pool or taking a walk. Now this reflection was not beat ups for what I may perceive as mistakes, it was just thinking about what I experienced, learned, enjoyed, don’t wish to repeat, let go, release, and have lots more of.  And don’t worry if you haven’t started, the time you begin is the best time for you to begin. And no, it doesn’t have to be 10 days.  If you spend less time and that works for you, working for you is what it is all about.

2) Let GO: Many times I’ve had one or more uncomfortable experiences that I just keep dwelling on and I don’t want to take those feelings into a New Year. So…I write about them.  I say everything and anything.  I don’t edit, I’m definitely NOT PC (potty mouth alert) and I’m very honest.  And then when I’m truly ready to let it go, I light it on fire and let the entire thing burn with love and gratitude for the experience and what I’ve learned.  The ashes I give back to Mother earth so they may be recycled into something beautiful.  I definitely feel lighter emotionally afterwards.

3) Look ahead: As I look towards 2015, what are my desires, intentions, changes, growth, evolutions I seek for: myself, my career, my family, my relationships, my body, my spirituality, etc. Are they realistic and believable to me? Do they excite me and do I feel happy? As I sit with them, I get more clarity. They are NOT in stone and yet I’m committed. So I write them down. Knowing the entire time that while I’m committed to these desires and intentions, I remain flexible too.  I write them on a slip of paper I can go back to and revisit.  Sometimes I carry mine in my wallet and will look at them while standing in line at the grocery store.  I usually save a copy in my computer too.  I think that is that type A thing.  If I feel a tweak, I make a note and revise the page .

4) Vision Board: This one may not be something you are in too. I get so much from my creative side. None of my boards have been the same or made the same. One year I painted in colors and the colors represented my vision.  Another year I collected leaves, rocks and twigs from nature and used them for my vision.  A third  year, I scanned and clipped pictures and words from magazines. The board is mine and so it is whatever speaks to me for creating it. I figure out what I feel like doing and then I carve out time to do this. If artsy stuff isn’t your bag, skip it, though even if you aren’t artsy, it is a definite way to let your inner child in on your commitments and intentions.  And it can be so much fun.  Allow yourself to have fun with it.  No need to be perfect.

Now don’t think you have to hurry in the next few hours and get all of this completed.  This is my January for ME project.  I create time throughout the month, NO PRESSURE…just joy and commitment.  And throughout the month of January , I am excited and full of energy feeling my MOJO race with the anticipation of another wonderful year full of promise and gratitude and thus beginning the New Year with Gusto.

Thank you for becoming a reader of my blog this year and staying with me.  I am so grateful for your support, your comments and your beautiful spirits.  May you have a wonderful night tonight as we say goodbye to 2014 and welcome 2015.  Happy New Year

Lovingly Lotus

 

 

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