Don’t make a new year’s resolution. Do this instead…

Carrie JordanBusiness, Life Design, Shamanism

Happy new year

Most people think that January 1st is the time to make a new year’s resolution, set their goals and intentions for the year, and have total clarity on what the year ahead “should” look like. But that might be the biggest myth when it comes to “goal setting” or “productivity.”

I understand how it’s easy to follow that doctrine. Everyone seems to be using the rhetoric of “new year, new you,” and companies and businesses are setting their sales goals for the year ahead.

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So it’s easy to believe. But if it were true that everyone should make new year’s resolutions and set their goals for the year over the winter in December and January, everyone who had a new year’s resolution to go to the gym and work out in the new year would continue working out throughout the whole year.

And we all know that’s not the case.

Gyms can be packed in January and attendance starts to dwindle off in mid February and March. That’s just one example.

If you keep holding this belief that you should make new year’s resolutions and set your goals in the winter time, you could actually sabotage everything you envision for the year ahead!

You know how you can actually achieve your goals, have your visions for the new year come to fruition, and become the person you want to become in the year ahead?

You work with the cycles of nature. The darkness of the season of winter and the cyclical wisdom of our bodies are an invitation to go within in service of reflection and visioning…

It is NOT about jumping into the month of January, guns blazing, ready to SEIZE the day, week, month, year.

The time will come when the earth, trees, and flowers wake up…It aligns with when our physical and energetic bodies wake up… THAT is the time to put our intentions, goals, and visions into motion.

This quiet, introspective winter-time process is the reflection and visioning process that the Life Design Planner guides us through.

Personally, this is a time of year when I feel emotionally and energetically exhausted from the holidays. We don’t have fuel at this time of year to sustain the lifestyle changes and demands we so often put on ourselves around this time of year.

So let me ask you: Do you really want to keep thinking that you have to put pressure on an your system right after the holidays?

Or do you want to rest in the heart of the darkness, allow your creativity and your imagination to blossom, bringing you new dreams, possibilities and messages?

What to do instead of making a new year's resolution