Its December and yes it’s the season of thinking about whats coming up next, getting ready to write resolutions and wrapping up the year with good cheer.
It’s also a year gone by.
Here’s what I am thinking- my next year shouldn’t be about asking uncertain questions of things I should have already done.
It should be plans that work, risks that are taken and thinking beyond what I think I am capable of.
The reptile brain in all of us , keep us safe. And yes we can still break out of it by following the 5 second rule. This means stop thinking and get going.
But where are you really going? Do you have a plan? Is it the same plan that you had for the last 5 years?
For me for anything to work, I have to have a combination of that it has to be done (non negotiable) and I will have do it everyday. One break and my habit goes poof.
And no, I am not writing another resolution because I already know what I need to do and why I am failing at it. And the WHY- remember the why, it always works for me.
Years ago I took a class where we were told to cut out pictures and quotes and put it in a blank postcard and keep it where we could see everyday ( a mini vision board). I kept it in my car……..yes I saw it everyday. And yes it worked. This year for a while I did something similar and it did wonders for me. Once I started feeling on top of the world, I stopped it. I forgot the work I had to put to feel that way or get things done.
And yes things are still fine; however I definitely can do better.
So 3 things for me to start doing again:
1. Create the vision board/card
2.Work on it everyday, no breaks
3.Think about it, look forward to it and create the positive mindset.