As 2014 draws to a close, I have been considering my goals and plans for the year ahead. When I mentioned to my husband that we should spend time this week making family resolutions, he responded, "I'm not so good with resolutions..."
His is not an atypical reaction to the idea of New Year's Resolutions. Somewhere along the line, they became synonymous with deprivation: I will eat fewer cupcakes, drink less wine, watch less television - or punishment: I will drag myself to the gym every day, I will only eat salad. While nothing is inherently wrong with any one of these resolutions, they all focus on lack rather than the abundance we inherently crave. If we instead focus on the goals we really desire - perhaps a healthier, happier self in the new year - we can more successfully chart a course to help us reach our destination.
As I look ahead to 2015, I desire more: More time with family, more memory making with my daughter, more reading, more yoga, more theater. And I am excited to establish goals that help me make these desires a reality. For the past few years, I have enjoyed mapping out my goals and plans with Crystal Moore of Serenity Place yoga studio. She is holding her inspiring "Awaken Your Purpose" workshop again this year, offering an opportunity to tap into the stirrings of your heart through journaling, discussion, and an asana practice. Online registration is available here.
Whether you share your goal setting journey with others or curl up with your journal and a cup of tea to dream in front of the fire, I wish you a year of abundance and joy...