Thursday, 5 January 2012

What Do You Want in 2012?

1. Appreciate your Achievements

Think back over the whole of 2011 and make a list of absolutely everything you achieved.

This is supposed to be a LONG list so include everything - large and small.

I love this exercise. We so often forget what we've achieved and - perverse creatures that we are - seem to prefer to focus on all the things we haven't managed to do.

It's really important to acknowledge your successes on a regular basis. Write them down.

2. Your Vision for 2012

For this exercise you are going to look forward to the end of this new year.

Imagine that 2012 is drawing to a close and you are really satisfied with all the elements of your life. You've made all the changes you wanted and have achieved everything you set out to do.

What would that look like?

Write a description of your life as you'd like it to look like at the end of 2012. It's important to write in the present tense, as if it has already happened, and try to be as specific as possible.

How would you really like things to be for you in your life with your career, your health & lifestyle, your relationships and with your finances?

If you don't enjoy writing you could put together a visual representation instead - either by drawing or painting it yourself or cutting pictures and words out of magazines. You can be as creative as you like - some people include their partners or even the whole family in this exercise to create a 'family vision' of what they want to achieve in the coming year.

It's amazing how powerful this exercise can be. I often ask new clients to do this task - describing how their life will look when they have made all the changes they desire. It's so affirming for them to be able to look back at their description months later and to see - in black and white - that they've done all they set out to do.

I wish you a very happy and successful 2012.


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