It’s the start of a new year and time to dust off our new year’s resolutions for yet another year…
Or is it?
I don’t know about you, but I’ve read countless articles and emails in the past week all advising me how to create the perfect new year goals and yet none of them seem to resonate with me.
Why is this?
Well, in part because we each respond differently to advice and so what might work for someone else might not necessarily work for another. But, I sense it’s deeper than that – at least for me – and maybe for you too.
All of the messages I read about setting new year’s resolutions miss one key part. . .what if we don’t know what we want?
That’s why in today’s blog post I want to talk about HOW to reconnect with what you really want and therefore how to set some new year goals with a difference.
The best way to get back in get back in touch with your heartfelt dreams and so create your ideal lifestyle, is to re-connect to yourself again.
Here’s a challenge for you to get you reconnected (and remember just because we’re almost 2 weeks into the new year doesn’t mean it’s too late!) I want you to spend the next 7 days connecting with your Self with the purpose of finding out what you really want. If you know what you really want, try this anyway, because you might get even more clarity or fresh insight into your goals.
The process of reconnection is easy. You can do this with morning pages (stream of consciousness writing), meditation, daily walks in nature, swimming in the ocean, yoga, basically anything which is YOU connecting to YOUR soul.
The idea is that you are giving your higher Self (divine essence, soul, inner you – however you call it) the opportunity to speak and be heard about what it wants in life.
What usually happens for me is that my ego wants one thing (related to safety and something logical) but the deeper part me wants something else and when I’ve followed that something else – that’s been my path to happiness however absurd or crazy it sounded like! Quite often your deepest dream is connected in some way to your life purpose so don’t even try to make sense of it and rationalise it.
So when you have heard what your soul wants to say (and often the answers surprise us!) don’t discard it straight away. It might be something completely left-field but allow yourself to sit with it a while.
Perhaps starting a family came out top and you hadn’t even considered this. Or maybe it was breaking through a financial barrier – perhaps the 100k mark – even though you have no idea how. Or maybe it was professional, for example, putting on your own speaking event – but you have never spoken before!
Just because you have never done them before or you have no idea HOW to make them happen, don’t panic. This is what YOU most deeply want and the most important part is already done – being honest about it.
The next step is making it come to fruition and again, there are as many strategies as there are stars in the skies so I’ll keep my advice simple and clear:
- When your soul has spoken, there are a million and one things you can do to move toward your goal – plan, invest in a program, get healing/coaching/mentoring to take away limiting beliefs, take clear and specific action etc
- But the biggest tip of all is to trust the voice of your soul. For example, if your dream is to meet your ideal man or woman this year, then take the necessary action but also trust in the outcome. Remember, ‘to realise one’s destiny is a person’s only real obligation.’
May your dreams come true this year.
TOTALLY AGREE! I always say we have messages that are constantly being brought into our awareness but most times our head is making too much noise and we can’t hear them. Our “ego” is not who we are but who we think we have to be, we think it protects us but it only limits our thinking and our growth.
When you write out your goals it is crucial that we do it from the right “space” and don’t think about it too much just right and think about it later.
Great post & great advice Joey
P.S. Happy New Year to you as well and may it bring you everything you desire.
P.S.S. Will it be Pitter Patter 🙂
This is a great post. I have started using morning messages recently and have found the technique to be extremely powerful.
I totally agree with the need connect to our souls in order to follow the natural path of being. The ego can have so much power if we do not take measures to reconnect to our soul.
My goal this year is to enhance my meditation practices, spend more quality time with nature and contribute to the world with my best ability with my project. Thank you Joey 😉
Thanks for the timely reminder Jo. I’ve been so busy setting up a new business with a partner that I’ve lost some of this and have stopped doing my morning pages…… I’m starting again tomorrow morning and will spend the next 7 days re-connecting with myself so thanks again.
My goal is to be the best mum I can be. 1 st baby is expected on 26/03/2012.
Take my Homeopathy and FLP biz to the next level. Laugh and smile more. Make the best of my community group. Donate more money to charity than ever before.
Deepen my close relationships. Visit my relatives in Czech Republic. Visit Bangladesh. Become slim. Do networking marketing as it was never done before. Become as healthy as I possibly can. Share my love for natural health solutions. Become a true leader and inspire others. Work less and enjoy life even more.
Glad to hear you’re recommencing your morn gin pages Cath. It makes such a difference!
You’re right- ego goes crazy if we don’t bring consciousness to it huh?!
Hey Renee! Fingers crossed for pitter patter…. but no news yet. I’ll let you all know after my Mum I promise!