I hope you all are having a very Happy Holiday season! I have been enjoying family  time, holiday parties and carving time for me to gain clarity for an elevated 2018.  I wanted to touch upon how setting intentions for the New Year can be therapeutic and offer lots of clarity if you feel like carving out some time for a bit of reflection. This following exercise offers you the opportunity to do so. No, this is not about New Year’s Resolutions, just clarity. This will take a bit time, but now is the time.

Clarity for a Balanced Life in 2018:

Step 1:  

Write the following five categories on a separate page for each category. 

1) Family & Love

2) Spirituality

3) Health & Wellness

4) Finances

5) Career

Free flow and write as many intentions or goals you have in each category. Keep your mind open. What do you want to see evolve in the future, up to three years from now…2018, 2019, 2020? Think big. Not everything has to be super realistic for this present moment.

Step 2:

Look at each category pick one goal that supersedes anything else.  Write this one goal down on a separate sheet of paper.  Consider the original lists you made to be 3 year plans…not one year, because those lists are too damn long to accomplish everything in one year. ( I did this same exercise and had to scratch and postpone a lot of things.)

1) Family & Love  - list one goal

2) Spirituality -  list one goal

3) Health & Wellness -  list one goal

4) Finances -  list one goal

5) Career -  list one goal

This above list is your top 5 active objectives for 2018. (You may need to push some of your other goals to future years. You can create a 3-year plan later if you are daring.  )
 

Step 3: 

Now for each distinct category, you will draft:

a) 3 year goal

b) 1 year goal

c) Monthly objectives - list about 3 monthly objectives.

Revisit this list monthly and adjust your objectives accordingly.

Here is one of my examples...

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Give yourself the gift of time to focus on this. It takes time, but it’s insights are worth it. Let me know how it goes. This exercise I found years ago, so I’m afraid I forgot the origin in order to give credit. I made a few adjustments and you can do the same for yourself. Consider this a guideline for you to just get a bit of clarity for your big visions for your life. You may be surprised when you look back how much you accomplish and also may laugh at that idea that will later seem ridiculous or impossible. Jot it all down.

Put some of your favorite music on and have fun with it. I’m jamming to my girl Erykah Badu as I write and discovering some new artists via Spotify which is always fun for me. I was listening to this artist that sounded just like Prince on a track. I was shocked at the uncanny sound….who is this? I looked and it was a song released earlier this year entitled "Drip" by the young artist Luke James. I guess I’m in perpetual mourning for The Purple One. :) Oh Sampha is playing now. Love him so much. Check out this emerging artist in an Interview Magazine here.

Enough of my musical digression, I hope you all had wonderful holiday celebrations and live it up on New Year’s. Catch you on the rebound. It's a New Year, and a time to celebrate the New You.

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  I was moved by the beauty of Bergdorf Goodman's holiday windows in NYC . This display of art is inspired by the New York Philharmonic.

I was moved by the beauty of Bergdorf Goodman's holiday windows in NYC . This display of art is inspired by the New York Philharmonic.

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