The New Year brings new resolutions, goals, and that conquer the world type attitude. Fast forward to two weeks later and we are usually back to our old habits. Why? What happened? Where is that person who was going to make all those positive changes? I believe and experienced that we get in our own way or to put is differently, we self sabotage.
I know from my own experiences that I am the Queen of self-sabotage. A literal sniper with a gun aimed at my goals and dreams. I love to dream up all these fabulous ideas but when it actually comes down to doing the work and sticking with the length of time to make them happen, I fail almost every time. Or I used too.
I have evolved some practices which have helped me fulfill goals over the past two years. It is will a work in progress, but aren’t we all honey?
Exercise – I know….here’s that dreaded word again. It always seems to appear on my list of things to do and is just as irritating for me to add it as it is for you to see it. However, it is a multi faceted powerhouse to help you get stuff done. A weekly schedule of exercise will give you the focus and energy we all need to tackle all things in life. From a 15 minute walk with your baby love puppy to an hour and a half cardio/weight lifting extravaganza it doesn’t matter. MOVE THAT BOD! Break a sweat once every day and get back to me in 2 weeks. I guarantee you will feel better, have more focused thoughts, eat cleaner because you are feeling better about yourself, sleep deeper, and have more energy to get your goals and dreams accomplished. It also helps to add that you will start to look and feel so sexy that your lover won’t be able to keep their hands off you. That’ll put a bounce in your step.
Birds of a feather – What do you want to accomplish? Lose 20 pounds? Start your own business? Buy a motorcycle? Seek out people into the same goal as you and build a support group which will hold you up and keep you motivated. You want that motorcycle this summer so take a motorcycle street safely class through the police station or junior college. You will meet people with the same goal and make some new riding buddies. Before you know it a friend of a friend of your classmate has this bike for sale and it’s in your budget. How about this?… you want to lose 20 pounds for a 20 year high school reunion this summer. Make the back in the day prom queen pea green with envy. See if there are neighborhood friends who want to walk daily after work or going a gym with your partner. Take a yoga class at a studio and make new friends to go to Starbucks afterwards. Buy building a peer group with similar interests you will be more motivated to continue. It will start a network for your dreams where people help people.
Vision Boards – It can be a picture on your fridge to a 2ft by 2ft poster board on your wall. Put a visual of what you want to achieve somewhere in your house where you can see it several times a day. This will trigger focus and also manifest your desire to the universe. Get that energy out there to the cosmos. Make a collage of what you want. As you are making it, focus on the goal and envision it coming true. Teach others how to do this as well, like your kids and friends. That will also reinvigorate your own passion and sense the joy of showing others.
For my husband’s birthday last year, I threw a vision board party. We invited approximately 12 guest and served appetizers and cocktails. Then after everyone had mingled for a bit, I invited everyone into the dining room. Earlier in the day, I had put out scissors and glue sticks and a poster board for each setting and asked all the guests to bring as many old magazines as they could. I spread all the magazines down the middle of the dining room table so all could just grab. So with cocktails in hand and after a short explanation by me, we all sat and began to cut, paste, drink, laugh, and make our own vision boards. It was like kindergarten class kids with libations. We had a blast and all got to take their boards home with them.
My mini vision board is a photo of a total buffed Linda Hamilton from Terminator 2 on my iPhone desktop which I see every time I’m on my phone. Hey, we all have crazy goals *wink*.
These are just a few ideas to keep us going. We all have beautiful dreams which can come true! The power is within all of us. If you believe this and are willing to get out there and make changes, you will feel a shift and notice that you are moving forward in your life. You really will.
Growing up in the farmland of Indiana, at a young age I developed a love of nature and a communication with the energies surrounding us. I use this knowledge to assist my clients in realizing their own passions and to make them realities.
I live in the Midwest with my husband, daughter, four dogs and a cat.
You can visit Gyl’s site here – Cat, Clover and Wren