Whether we’re coming off of a fantastic year or a crumby one, we want the next year to be our best yet! If you had a year of wins and highs, you want to keep the momentum going! If your year derailed or deteriorated, you want to get back on track. The whole reason people set goals, create vision boards and choose a word at the start of the year is to help insure an intentional year. I’ve written about this topic many times so here’s my best on how to
make 2018 intentional
For me, 2017 was defined by one thing (or person): KATE.
Just about the time I was laying tracks for my year, we found out we were pregnant on January 8th. The first trimester meant lots of down time and rest. The second trimester was busy and HOT. The third trimester was all prep, more rest and even more HOT. Then she finally arrived at the end of September (over a week past her due date) and we’ve been adjusting to life with a newborn again ever since. And now of course we’re in full blown holiday mode.
Kate will be just over three months old at the start of 2018 so she’ll be past the newborn phase and into the infant phase, which presents unique challenges.
I’m choosing to see the new opportunities made available by returning to a more “work from home”/mom life instead of seeing the limitations.
The same is true for every season of life–we choose to see the limitations or the possibilities.
I believe we all want to make 2018 intentional. There are few worse feelings than another year slipping by with nothing to show for it.
Being intentional means beginning with the end in mind and creating a clear picture of what we want. Here are some tools for you!
I always recommend starting here. My pep talk for the tired and weary
CREATE A VISION AFFIRMATION STATEMENT
A Vision Affirmation Statement can really help you clarify things. Create your Vision Affirmation Statement
FREE PDF worksheet download here.
CHOOSE ONE WORD
Read about choosing one word
FREE PDF worksheet download for One Word and vision boards here
I also created a PDF download of a list of words to boost your confidence and make 2018 intentional. click here
Mine have been
I also chose a Life Word! Read about it here.
I’ll announce my 2018 word and all my big plans soon!
DISPLAY YOUR VISION
Vision boards are great but so is a vision shelf! Read more about redefining the vision board here.
DON’T MAKE RESOLUTIONS
Here are some ideas of what to do instead of resolutions besides what’s listed above.
If you’re feeling uninspired and lacking purpose or passion, let this guide you instead.
I’d love to know if this helped you and what yours plans are! And I’d love to see you at an upcoming vision board workshop! Get the details here.