How to set powerful resolutions
My loves – it’s 2020!
Wow… it’s a new year, new decade… and shall we say, new you? I know, I know, it’s so cliche to say that. But, I have something that I think will dramatically change your year and help set you up for a pretty amazing one. Today I’m finally going to share some exercises that I’ve been doing the past few years that have had massive impact on my life, and I know they will on yours! If you are NOT ready to see some incredible changes, then stop reading now, as this post is really only for those who want to have an epic 2020.
If you’re still with me, then continue on to learn how to set powerful resolutions! I’m also going to guide you through the exercises that come straight out of my Dream Binder (an amazing tool I use with clients and have been using on myself for many years).
Now, I have to talk about resolutions for just a brief moment, because I used to be the girl that said ‘naw, I don’t do them!’ I just set goals for myself all year long, trying to become better each month. If you’re anything like this and don’t believe in the January resolutions, then I would advise you to listen closely. January is a tremendously impactful time of the year, not just because it is a new year, but because there is so much intention from so many people across the world. You know the saying, where the mind goes, energy flows. Imagine if 100 people all set intentions on January 1 to become a better friend. Do you think it would be impactful? Heck yes it would. Now imagine those same 100 people all setting the same intention but at all different times; would it have as big of a collective impact? No, it wouldn’t. So think of it like you get to ride on the energy of others.]
But not only that, setting a yearly resolution will ONLY work if you then break it down into monthly and weekly goals. And this is where most people fail. But today I’m going to teach you how to set powerful resolutions and an incredibly impactful exercise to reflect on your past year.
Yearly reflection exercises
Before you can go on to setting resolutions, you must first see what happened in the past year. What went well, what didn’t. What did you learn from, what are you proud of. It’s very easy to move into a new year being excited to clear the old, or maybe you had a great year and want to remain there.
This first exercise I want you to do is something that I’ve been doing since 2016. It is truly incredible to see what your year comprised of, including the good, the bad, the ugly, the beautiful. This will help you to see all that you did, the biggest ways you grew, and bring back to memory some amazing experiences.
♥Step 1: On a piece of paper, write down all the months of the year, giving a line in between each one. Starting with January 2019, write down all the eventful things that happened, including any travel, work promotions or leaving, big romantic events, and any other event that had effect on you, both positive and negative. Continue until you are done with all 12 months.
♥Step 2: Download and print (or write it out yourself) the sheet below then fill out each part, looking back on the various events of the year. You’ll be reflecting to see what moments were the hardest, aka kicked your ass, which ones you learned the most from, which made the the most grateful. Ideally, try to find 10-20 things for each category.
(right click to save the file below to your computer)
This is one of the most powerful exercises you can do to reflect on your year and is necessary in order to really see where you want to go in the next year. What you’ll find is that the hardest moments tend to bring the biggest lessons and become what you are most grateful for! (Which is a great thing to think about for a new year and all that can happen.)
Next up… how to set some powerful intentions to have a wicked amazing 2020!
How to set powerful resolutions
So now that you’ve gone through and done the reflection exercise, are you excited to get going to a new year? I know I sure am!
The next exercise I would like you to watch this YouTube video I made last year. It’s still relevant and you will get all the information you need in order to succeed.
For my resolutions this year, I chose to look at different areas of my life such as finances, business, self development/spiritual, life, and health. I chose one big goal for each that I knew would have a massive impact if I could complete it by the end of the year. I then chose to answer some simple questions such as:
“What is the #1 thing that will make 2020 SUCCESSFUL?”
“What would make 2020 AMAZING?”
In answering these two questions, I was able to really see what my focus is for 2020. The next step of this (as you’ll see by watching the YouTube video, is to break your resolutions down into monthly goals. That’s where how to set powerful resolutions really comes into play!
For me, it was all about tracking my spending (because this reflects my #1 2020 goal), meditation, and doing my journaling. Doing these three things will set me up for an incredible month, are in line with my resolutions, and are very doable.
There you have it my loves! How to set powerful resolutions and the ways in which you will actually make them happen this year!
I would love to know what your big goals are this year – share them below in the comments section. And if you know anyone that could benefit by reading this post, please share it.