welcome to November! Yes, it's November already! Crazy right? 

As we approach the end of 2018, do you know what kind of magical, amazing things you want to create for yourself in the new year? 

It's time to start thinking about it!

Intentions are important. Without intentions we tend to wander aimlessly. Living a life with intentions means that we are focusing on what is most important to us instead of the aimless wandering, and you know that that means? A life that feels good, fulfilling, authentic, & joyful! 

I had a birthday this week! I tend to treat my birthday like my personal new year. I take time every birthday to really take stock of what has happened in life in the last year for me, how I've grown, what I've learned, etc. I use it as a time to check in with myself, AND I set intentions. After I have really evaluated my past year, I take some time to think about what I want the next year to look like. Since my birthday falls in November, I usually use this time to begin to set goals & intentions for the actual upcoming new year! And let me tell you....I'm feeling excited about the new year! How about you? Are you thinking about it yet? 

I'd encourage you to take some time to think about what you want 2019 to look like for you. Now is the time to do so! Starting to think about this now means that you are giving yourself time to really get clear on what is most important to you. When you are clear on what's most important, and create a plan, you are much more likely to follow through. Getting clear now allows you time to set yourself up for success!

Maybe you are not the "New Years Resolution" type of person? I'm not either. Why? Because so often a 'New Years Resolution' is something we say we are going to do every day starting in the new year, or something we are never going to do again starting in the new year.....just making a statement & promise like this usually is not successful in the long run.

What IS successful? 

Getting clear on what is most important to you! What would make the biggest difference in your life? What really needs to change? What do you really want? 

Once you are clear, plan a course of action, and think about what you need to succeed! For example - do you want to start eating healthier so you feel better?  Just saying you will do it is not enough. Goals to travel big in the new year? Some planning needs to happen. Setting yourself up for success means thinking about what you need to get ready and to follow through!

Thinking about having some accountability around your new year goals & intentions is important as well. We tend to follow through when we have accountability support outside of ourselves! 

So this is your prompt to start daydreaming about 2019! What is it that you want to change, create, or manifest for yourself in the next year of this wonderful life? I'm guessing that you are not craving aimless wondering.....so start getting clear. Start setting intentions. Start setting yourself up to follow through & intentionally create the life that you love to live! 

Shelly

PS - Want some support? My biggest passion in life truly is my work. There's nothing that fills me more than supporting my clients in creating lives that they love to live. We need to be intentional designers of our life if we want to create this, and there's no reason that you need to do it alone. Creating change is SO much easier with some help. Finding clarity on what is most important to focus on is the first step. Just drop me a line to schedule a complimentary session! I'd love to offer you some of my time to support you in getting crystal clear on what you really want to accomplish, change, or transform in life in the next year, and a plan to follow through!