It’s the first day of F E B R U A R Y already, can you believe it?! I’m always so shocked at how quickly the days go by…And now that we’re well into 2016, I’ve been wondering how all of those resolutions you’ve made are holding up so far?
It’s the same old story every year – we find ourselves on a high, deep into the spirit of the holiday season and full of intense hope for the new year…We pull out our pretty little agendas and journals and make grand declarations, intentions and goals for the upcoming year. But what happens next? Often times (and trust me, I too am guilty of this), as the first few weeks of the new year zoom by, we hold on tight to our intentions and goals, doing what we can every day…Then reality sets in, and every day turns into every other day…Then, maybe we hope for more time on the weekend…And then CRASH. One by one, all of our bright and shiny intentions and goals start their steady decline onto the backburner of life. It’s no wonder why there’s a designated day called Blue Monday in late January, known as the most depressing day of the year!
So, just where does our hot and heavy motivation go? Does it really just fizzle out and die until the new year rolls around again in 11 months? How can we keep the flames of our motivation alive?
I’m sorry to tell you, Girlfriends, I really have no idea…But I think I just might be on my way to finding out. You see, I’ve tried so many “life planners” and “goal setting” products over the years…Just about every life worksheet out there…And, of course, this year is no exception. But, this time, it feels completely different, which is sort of the whole premise behind Danielle Laporte’s Desire Map which asks “how do you want to feel?” The Desire Map is goal setting based on your core desired feelings, goals with soul, and Girlfriends, let me tell you, so far it has been pretty A-MAZING!
“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a JOY.” -Rumi
No matter what strategy or approach you’re taking to reach your goals this year, I’m right there with you, Girlfriends! We’re all in this together!
I’d love to hear what your intentions and goals are for this year, and how you plan on achieving them. Sharing is caring, so go ahead and spill it in the Comments section below.
Let’s make 2016 ridiculously amazing together!