I am not really one for new year's resolutions any more, as over the years my resolve has quickly dissolved into apathy! However I do reflect at this time of the year on my experiences and achievments from the previous 12 months and then I set some goals for what I want to achieve for my highest good within the coming year.
Being goals orientated helps me to have focus.
I believe that "energy flows where focus goes", (one of Tony Robbins catch phrases).
Sometimes it is difficult to find the clarity to identify goals.
Here are some strategies that you may find helpful.
Tips to help you to identify your goals for 2015
Set aside a few hours and create a comfortable space in which to reflect and look back on your memorable experiences (positive and negative) and your achievements from the previous 12 months.
Write down these memories and life insights from 2014 under 4 headings: Self care/Personal fulfillment; Work achievements/experiences; Family/Friends time; Wider Community involvement and activities. Some may relate to a couple of these categories....
Are some of your lists longer than others? Are there any glaring gaps?
Can you now see some goals to set for 2015? What needs to change for your highest good?
Goals must be realistic, achievable, relevant to your life, able to be measured and set into a timeframe.
A goal without a timeframe is simply a dream.
Happiness is not a measurable goal, it is very hard to measure, instead look at what will help you to be happy. For example you may feel happy when you spend time with your family, so the goal is setting aside regular time to spend with family (every other saturday morning). This can be measured!
You may like to create a vision board for 2015, here are a couple of examples: