What Else Do You Want to Happen in 2018?
Is it time to reboot your year? As children return to school in the United States, there is a sense of new beginnings and opportunity. There are only 4.5 months left in the year, and that is more than enough time to achieve goals and move forward on important dreams and initiatives.
I am in the throes of finishing the first full draft of my seventh book (on women and overwhelm) as I prepare to send it off to my agent. It's been a huge undertaking in my life for the past year and a half and I can feel the energy of completion.
Achievement thrives on completion. Every new project has a beginning, middle and end, and each phase has its own special energy. Completion fuels new opportunities and new projects. What's still on your agenda for 2018? What dreams do you have? What could you reboot and complete?
How to Reboot the Last Few Months of 2018
Examine every area of your life and assess what goals and dreams you have, what you want, and what progress you have made. Often, we are so busy getting things done, we don't give ourselves the chance to celebrate the small successes along the way
A. Physical Goals - Are you eating healthy food? Have you lost weight or finished a run you've been training for? Congratulations! Celebrate that win and recalibrate what else you might achieve this year. If you've sitting a great deal, get yourself a stand-up desk. Or take a half hour walk in the morning. Increase your sleep. Drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water and be sure to replenish your electrolytes.
B. Financial Goals- How's your cash flow? Have you increased your savings? Do you know what your balances and interest rates are on your credit cards? Could you pay them off or do a balance transfer at a lower rate? Could you curb spending? How are your investments?
C. Mental Goals- What are you feeding your mind? How many books have you read this year? How do you spend your leisure time? Have you attended any workshops, seminars or taking new courses? The mind stays sharp when you're learning and growing.
D. Emotional Goals- How's your happiness level? How often do you see dear friends? Are you doing things you love that bring you joy? Do you spend time with family that you cherish? Are you having any fun? If not, prioritize the things that make you happy.
E.Professional Goals- How's your career going? Are you learning, growing, contributing or just spinning your wheels? Is a new job in your plans for this year or are you spearheading a new project? How can you best use your talents and abilities?
F. Spiritual Goals- Do you feel a sense of calm and inner peace? Are you connected to God, the Universe, your Higher Power? Do you pray, meditate, spend time in nature connecting with other aspects of the earth? Do you know your life purpose and live according to that? Delving deeper into your sense of meaning is important. Purpose fuels happiness and is core to living a fulfilling life. Find yours and live yours more this year.
You have everything you need inside you to achieve what you want. There are untapped reservoirs of greatness inside you, untapped strengths and talents which will helps you progress on your goals and dreams. Assess where you are now and where you want to be, start making a plan to achieve those goals and dreams, write them down, look at them daily and take massive action. You can do it. I believe in you!