Yes I know, the new year has already begun since a few weeks.
Maybe it’s been similar to you as for me.
Around New Years and the holidays there’s so much going on, so many people to meet and you might not have had the time to even reflect over 2018, and even less about 2019.
Maybe, maybe not, you’ve started the year wondering what this year will be like. Maybe you have some goals that you’d like to achieve and things you’d like to do.
For many of us time just flies by and we never REALLY take the time to put all of this down on paper. Which we know is a whole other story and can be really powerful.
So here’s a little invitation to answer a few questions.
I did it myself a couple of weeks ago and really loved the feeling of getting it all my thoughts and wishes down on paper. Together with some of my best friends we made a little ritual (with champagne and chocolate!) and we shared with each other what we’d written down.
It can be really nice to share it like this with friends or even your partner, but also nice as a little ritual for yourself.
Here we go.
Start by creating a nice atmosphere. Maybe you like a quiet space or put on some inspiring music in the background? If you’re in a warm country maybe go to a nice place in nature, on a bench in a park or on the beach. If you’re in a cold wintery country right now, curl up in your sofa with a nice cup of coffee or tea and maybe light a candle.
Bring out your journal/diary or simple a piece of paper (or more if you like to write a lot).
Find a comfortable seat or maybe lie down.
Close your eyes for a few moments and take a few deep breaths. In through your nose and out through the mouth.
Now ask yourself the following 3 questions (maybe close your eyes in between them, take a few breaths. Try to not rush as you write down your answers. Rather than trying to think out the answers, see if you can you find them in your heart.
How do you want to FEEL in 2019?
What would you like to CREATE, DO and EXPERIENCE in 2019?
Where do you see yourself in one year?
Write as much as you can. Let it flow.
Don’t limit yourself.
When you’re ready, read over what you just wrote. Are there any words that stand out? Circle or mark them with a colour pen.
Close your eyes again and simply notice the way it made you feel writing those things down.
If it comes easy to you maybe you make up a little mantra, using the words you just circled or marked - that will be your go-to-sentence-for-the-year.
I hope you enjoyed this little ritual as much as I did.
Feel free to share it with friends and others you think would like it too!
Also feel free to share any insights in the comments below.