Time to Pause and Plan: Any time of Year is a Great Time to Reflect

It’s Winter Solstice, and I am sitting under a blanket in front of the fire with a glass of wine and my beagle beside me. My family is all around me, reading books, and it is quiet and relaxing and warm. It’s not always this way in the house with two kids, but we have made reading nights around the fire a goal for our family.

We all enjoy it, and when it was less frequent we would always comment as we went to bed how we should do it more often. We just didn’t; we got busy or tired or (fill in the blank). That’s why and how it became a tangible goal. Once something is a goal, there is more concreteness to it. It’s suddenly something we are tracking or working toward or noticing.

It doesn’t mean every goal will be reached, but as I have discussed with you before, the path toward a goal is always one for the better….the becoming of someone who could.

As we enter winter and this holiday week, followed by the New Year, I wish for you a time of quiet and a time of self reflection. I wish for you warmth and comfort and a time to turn inward and set some goals for yourself, for your family, for your year.

What journey are you on?
Who are you becoming?
What are your spirit’s true desires?
Where you will turn your focus?
We make time for our priorities….what adjustments do you need to make and want to make?
How can you make that happen?
What are the steps?
What lights you up?
How can you pursue that more fully and honestly?
What changes do you need to make to your self talk?
What obstacles will you need to conquer? How?
What accountability do you need?
How can your friends and family help?
What could become of this next season, this next year?

You have permission to be still and listen and dream. Then, put pen to paper and start creating the path. Download my free workbook to help you not just set your goals but plan the journey, built on the tenants of Hope Theory (goals, agency, and pathways). I would love for you to use this workbook to make not just resolutions but realities.

And, if you want, I would love to see your bold, audacious goals. Feel free to share them as a comment or a direct message (and let me know if and how I can help!)

I help busy career and family-focused individuals feel stronger by putting themselves back on their priority list and into their schedules. I value community and safe yoga, laid-back and heart-forward practices. 500 E-RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) through Yoga Alliance with over 500 hours of accredited training and 2,500 hours of leading yoga and meditation for my community. Online Yoga Concierge, Owner: You, Yourself, and Yoga in, Kirksville, MO

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