Out with the Old, In with the New

The New Year is upon us!  Happy 2015.  One of my favorite authors, Sarah Ban Breathnach, writes some excellent advice:  “Before we can welcome in the New Year, we need to put the Old Year’s unfinished business—mistakes, regrets, shortcomings, and disappointments behind us.”  She suggests that you write each of these on a small slip of paper, put the slips of paper in a small cardboard box, and then proceed to toss it into the fire to “burn away the past”.  If you don’t have a fireplace, throw them into the trash! 

What a great idea to get a fresh start!  I’d like to help you further by working beside you to get your list started and develop a vision board for what you want to accomplish in the New Year.  With a bit of planning, some help with goal-setting, and learning to use your strengths, there’s no reason why you can’t be successful.

Reference: Breathnach, Sarah Ban.  (1995).  Simple Abundance: A daybook of comfort and joy.  New York:Warner Books.

Dreaming Big

What hopes and dreams do you have for the future?  Five years from now?  Ten years from now?  I developed my own Vision Board about a year and a half ago and I’m proud to say that I have reached many of the accomplishments I set out to do!  I found it helpful to know what I wanted and then start plotting that on a timeline.  The timeline had to be realistic for many reasons including time required to complete certain tasks, budgeting the money to do some of them, budgeting the time, etc.  Project Management is a strength of mine and I found the Vision Board was a great way to plan and set my personal goals.  I enjoyed the challenge of making my life “my project”. 

Dreaming big is a wonderful way to forward your life!  It keeps you motivated and energized and eager for the next step.  It can be as creative as you want to make it, and having that visual in front of you is a positive reminder of your dreams and what it will take to get there.  I’d love to work with you on the special project that is your life.