After spending 10 days away for the holidays, doing lots of work around the house at my moms’ and visiting family, I needed a few days of total R & R. So after spending the last few days unpacking, doing lots of laundry, taking a few naps and catching up on my DVR watching, I’m rested and ready to jump-start the new year.
Last week I mentioned that I had worked on my goals for 2012. Well yes indeed, my little brain has been thinking overtime about all that I want to accomplish, experience and do in the new year and it’s now time to share it all with you.
First let me set the stage. My mom taught English for 27 years so writing and all that comes with that has been a staple in my life. Beside “i” before “e” except after ‘c”, one of the things that she taught me was the power of the mind. Prior to a big test she would tell me to write down the information I needed to know and then put it under my pillow and sleep on it. She said that there is a connection between writing it down and then infusing it into your brain as you sleep. Whether it’s true or not, this is something that I have done for most of my life and something that has really worked for me. To this day, I still take this approach before a presentation or when I want to connect with my thoughts, dreams or wishes.
So, that first step in setting MY GOALS FOR THE NEW YEAR was to write it all down on paper and sleep on it. Here’s what’s under my pillow…
HEALTH–My mom’s back surgery has really shined a light on how really important your health is. I vow in 2012 to not take my health for granted and to make my health and well-being a priority..exercise more, eat better, drink more water, take my vitamins and sleep through the night (major issue for the last 6-7 months) just to name a few things.
GROWTH–Closing my store last year was a big change for me, one that made me question a lot of things in my life, my abilities, my trust of others, my talents and my future. While that change was hard, it has given me the strength to believe in who I am and my talents and to know that whatever I want to accomplish is mine to be had. I vow in 2012 to put all my efforts into the growth and success of my design business, my Etsy shop, building my blog and using my god given talents to achieve all that I want to achieve.
SHARE & CONNECT–Friendships have always been important to me but now more than ever, I fully understand, appreciate and value the friendships I have (and those that I plan to make in 2012.) I vow that in 2012 I will connect more with those that are already apart of my life and open myself up for new friendships to be built. I plan to engage with twitter and Facebook more (the ConfettiStyle Facebook page is coming), write more letters, send more handmade cards, be inspired by and hopefully inspire those around me and just pick up the phone just to say hi.
BE INSPIRED–I’ve always had the ability to find inspiration in the littlest things, only when I take the time to really live in the moment and appreciate what it is that’s in front of me. In 2012, I vow to live in the moment more, take more time to do the things that inspire me and find the beauty in the smallest things.
LISTEN–No, not listen to others but listen to my inner voice. I vow that 2012 will be a year of fully trusting my heart, soul and wisdom.
CREATE–As a creative person, doing and creating is one of biggest pleasures in my life. I vow to use every ounce of my creativity to make things, design things, build my business, benefit from my talents and fill my life with the joy of creating! My Passion!
LEARN–I vow to learn something new every day (much of which I plan to share with you on my blog).
BELIEVE–While I have lots of goals and plans for the new year, the one thing that will keep me focused and allow me to achieve all that I want to achieve is BELIEVING. In 2012, I vow to never stop believing my myself !
I know that year ahead will be a great one, filled with wonderful memories, new adventures, growth and development, successes and lots of love!
These things I wish for you too!
For more inspiration, check out my Words to Inspire board on Pinterest!
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