Out With The Old, In With The New: Welcoming 2015

Okay, so now that we’ve worked on releasing 2014 (see yesterday’s post here on releasing 2014), let’s welcome in 2015.

Normally, people set New Years Resolutions. They resolve to take certain actions or achieve certain outcomes on a very practical level. What we’re going to do is set a New Year Intention. This intention can be a word, a feeling, a learning you’d like you achieve, whatever works for you. But it’s important to infuse the intention with a feeling. If it’s highly emotive, it’s more likely to stick.

What would you like to welcome into your life in 2015?

One of my Words and Intentions for 2015 is to have FUN! I realised recently that can tend to focus too much on the doing of work and the seriousness of life, not enough of the being– too many self appointed “have to’s” and not enough self appointed “want to’s”.

That said, It is also my intention to infuse fun into work too. Why should ‘work’ be anything but fun? And life can certainly be more fun if we choose it to be.

Okay, so answer each of these questions (I’ve added some example answers to show you how it might look):

1. What qualities are you going to infuse 2015 with?

honesty, openness, courageousness

2. What would you like to have happen in 2015?

Buy our first home

2. How would you like to feel in 2015?

Joy, relaxed, excited

Putting them together into a sentence or intention would look a little like this:

In 2015, It is my intention to look for things to feel excited and joyful about in buying a home where we feel open and relaxed.

There are no right or wrongs in the process. The idea is to get as many feeling words into your intention as you can so that the intention is more likely to be the forefront of your heart and mind.

Intentions can be great ways to begin your day too – when you get up on the 1st of January (whatever time that may be for you) set an intention for your day. Even if it’s as simple as “I intend to feel relaxed by the end of the day”

It can also be good to write your word/intention for the year somewhere you’ll see it often as a constant conscious and subconscious reminder of what to look for in 2015.

As the new year rings in say this:

“I release 2014 with love and I welcome 2015 with love, fun and prosperity” (use whichever words feel right for welcoming into your 2015.

a few other helpful articles:

I Align Myself and My Life with My Dreams
Don’t Think…Feel (And Then think)
A perceived small change can have a big impact

Happy New, Fun, Joyful and Prosperous Year!

Out with Old, In With The New: Releasing 2014

Welcome to part one of a two part post (next one is tomorrow) on how to release 2014 so that you move forward into a new, fresh, vibrant new year with passion and eagerness.

Reflecting on our year is vital. It’s important in acknowledging the not so great things as well as the lovely things. It’s a reminder that each and every year has it’s ups and downs but ultimately, it’s about choosing to see it from a learning perspective. It’s also about helping us to move forward into a new year with a new perspective. Here are a few questions to get you started (I’ve answered them myself to give you an idea of how it works):

What happened this year that you could have dealt with better?

For me, this was about a few things. Namely, I could have been better at saying ‘No’ and I certainly could have been better at letting other people’s stress not affect my own sense of security. Just because people around me are concerned and stressed, it doesn’t mean that I too have to feel that way. I can choose to support them without taking it on for them.

What happened this year that you totally rocked at?

One of the things I worked on this year is my fear of flying and I took my longest flight to date to Thailand where I got to enjoy a fabulous holiday for my efforts. I was even pretty calm about being on a plane for so long.

What was the best thing that happened for you this year?

For me, this was definitely my beloveds proposal. After 12 years together, it was a beautiful surprise and I can’t wait to become his wife.

What did you learn this year that you can take forward into 2015?

I learnt that with faith, all things are possible. It might not seem like and easy thing to achieve and at times, it may seem impossible, but with dedication of mind, body and spirit towards your dreams, it’s totally possible.

Sum this learning up in one word: Possibilities!

Have a think about the above questions today and then tomorrow, I’m going to help you to set some intentions for 2015.