Every year I spend the week after Christmas creating my goals and vision board for the upcoming year. I’m getting ready as we speak (type) and I thought I would check in with you to see if you are planning on any type of goal setting ritual for the end of the year?
I think vision boards and goal setting (and dreaming) are essential to our life! And what a better time to begin; then the last week of the year?
So what does my year-end ritual look like? For the last couple of years it has involved a little more than just setting the goals to paper and creating my vision board. I will let you in on my secret yearly ritual…..
First I retrieve my present year list from my special box! (more on that later) I spend the last 2 weeks of the year writing down what I accomplished in this last year. Then I write those things I did not carry out or any other thing that did not give me pleasure in the past year. My purpose of adding the things that did not please me? Because I am going to do a releasing ceremony! So here is what I do:
I take time with these lists, especially, for now, the less than pleasing items on the list. Why? Because I am going to release them from my life and literally burn the list. I pray over everything on the list, I thank God for the experiences and anything I may have learned from them. I accept that they happened,whatever that means, and I ask God to take it from here so that I can no longer think about them. And I burn the list and let go. And I DO NOT look back! If you let it go;then let it go! And the burning part of my ritual happens on New Years eve; as close to midnight as I can get it!
After I have let go of the past years not so pleasing experiences; then I am ready to move into next years goals. OH and I take the list of pleasing experiences and goals met from this last year and put them back into my “vision” box! ( there it is!) This is a pretty box filled with my miracles! Goals set and reached. My box is kept on my bedroom dresser and honestly I open it once a year!
Now I am ready to set next years goals and start on that vision board! These can be (and should be) any type of goal; whether dreaming or set in stone business goals, I write them down! I put them in my pretty box to await next years ritual! If I need a reminder I can look in the box but for me, I don’t have to, because my vision board says it all! I can take one look at it and be reminded of every goal and dream I have set!
There you have it! My special year end routine! What about you? Do you have a special routine you do to get started on the right foot each year?
As usual I would love to hear from you!