New Year’s Resolutions have a bad rap among my clients. Too often they feel like a list of “Shoulds or “Ought to-s.” You know - lose weight, get organized, eat better (yawn). So often New Year’s Resolutions, Goals and Objectives, whatever you want to call your roadmap for the coming year, can feel flat and uninspired. No wonder most of us give up a few weeks into the New Year!
Before you commit to your resolutions for the coming year, take a moment to ask yourself the following questions from a Chinese Five Element point of view:
- Is my resolution clear and consistent with how I visualize the world and my place in it?
- Does my resolution bring me joy?
- Will my resolution nurture me and/or others?
- Am I inspired by my resolution?
- Is my resolution a wise one, based on what I know to be true at my very core?
See if you can re-craft your resolution(s) using these ideas so that they represent a pro-active you, with the ultimate goal of achieving a better balance within yourself and between yourself and the world in which you live. Happy 2016!