been awhile since my last post, and I am grateful to all of you who have asked
when you can expect to see more from ETS – I am overjoyed to know that this
place has been meaningful, even if to only one. My life has been turned
upside-down in the last several months – in all really good ways. But sometimes
it feels like parts of me have been on hold after relocating from New York to
fact that I am finally beginning to feel really settled in at this time of the
year feels like a blessing. It is the time of year that we reflect on the past
year, and think about what we want the coming year to be. I do not want to
enter the New Year hoping and wishing, or feeling disorganized and lacking
focus – I want to enter 2015 in a way that is focused, deliberate, intentional.
But I am mindful – as the saying goes, “Man plans, and God laughs.” The key is
to be strategic, but hold it lightly.
following was a powerful experience last year for so many of us, so I wanted to
bring it around again. Think of this as a gift to yourself - an incredibly
effective tool to bring intention into your life. Set aside a few uninterrupted
moments of quiet and reflection to complete this exercise.
on 2014, consider the following areas of your life: personal life/spiritual
development; romance/intimacy; wellness/self-care; finances; career/business;
physical environment; social life/fun;
list your wins, successes and breakthroughs;
list your "losses", disappointments and breakdowns. Now - set these
aside. They are part of your past.
Choose 5 lessons you have learned this year that you would like to take with
you into 2015. When you decide which lessons to include, remember that
these are lessons that you will use consciously in the New Year.
Now imagine that it is December of 2015. Make a list of your wins, successes
and breakthroughs. Be specific, and write them as though they have already
happened. Make the list as long as you like.
wins, successes or breakthrough resonate for you?
create good anticipation? Excitement?
ones SURPRISE YOU?
never do a whole lot unless you’re brave enough to try.” ~ Dolly Parton
Patrick Shaw, LCSW, JD Board
Certified Life Coach Eyes
Turned Skyward, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org ph/text (917) 846-7784