A Little Vision For Your Journey – A How-to on Resolutions

by Dian Reid-Jancic· Follow Dian on

Blech! Resolutions!If it’s possible to loathe and love something at the same time, that’s how I feel about resolutions. Actually, I love the idea of resolutions, and loathe everything else about them, come to think of it.

Resolutions are about resolving to create change, which is a fabulous idea. But we tend to get caught up in things and behaviors we feel like we should change, rather than reflecting on who we are, how far we’ve come, and where we want to go next. Fuck that. 

It’s time to get curious about who you are right now and where you want to go from here. Don’t even worry about reflecting on how far you’ve come just yet. Just focus on where you are right now. Stick to the facts:

  • Are you happy? What’s making you happy today?
  • Are you healthy? What’s making you healthy today?
  • Are you financially stable? What has you financially stable today?
  • Are you surrounded by a support system that actually supports you? Who is in your support circle?
  • Are you where you want to be? Physically? Emotionally? Spiritually? Where are you in each of these areas?

It’s easy to get caught up in your story of why you’re where you are, why you’re not where you want to be, and what you’re planning on doing to change it, as soon as _________ happens. That’s unproductive and I beg of you: Don’t Do That.

Having this clear idea of where you are right now will help you get clear on where you want to go from here.

  • What happiness do you want to create for yourself this week? This month? This year?
  • What does being healthy look like for you this week? This month? This year?
  • What will help you be financially stable this week? This month? This year?
  • Who will you choose to support you in all of the above? Who else?
  • Draw a picture (with pencils or crayons or markers or paint) of who and where you want to be this week, this month, this year—physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

And don’t skip that drawing part, even if you think you suck at drawing. It’ll help you let go of some of the “logical” excuses to be creative in this part of the process.

When you’re finished, you’ll have a clearer vision of at least a few changes you’d like to make over the next few weeks and months, which will all turn into your journey this year. Having a clear vision of what you want for yourself is the first step in actually creating meaningful change for yourself.

What’d you come up with?

And if you’d like a little more help with this whole vision/journey thing, I’d love to see you at my Journey Board workshop on January 26th in Huntington Beach, CA. I’ll walk you through the whole process, and at the end, you’ll have a journey board that doubles as a vision board and a road map for where you’re headed next. (Plus, it’ll be SUPER fun). Find out more here

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