Here is a collection of the best resources I found for working on completing your 2006 and planning for what’s next in 2007.
Just about everyone I know has struggled with the New Year Resolution Game. It goes something like this: You declare the changes you will make as a result of being unhappy, frustrated and even disgusted with your current state. You feel pumped, committed, and in-action. You buy gear, join clubs, start diets, order books, buy clothes… all the things you need to be a new you.
You dive in, sleep less, get up earlier and you are actually doing new things: working out, eating healthy, stopped smoking, looking for new job/mate/home, etc. And it goes on for a while – until around March or so. Then splat. It dies the death of all the other commitments.
How can it be different this year? Check these links that can help you set intentions, create a path and stay on target for lasting and important changes. There is a reason behind the ritual of resolutions on January 1st. It is the time for change. Throw out what is not working in your life and take on creating how you want your life to be going.
Where do I begin?
Taking Stock of 2006: Here is a great series of posts by Curt Rosengren about how to wrap up your year. This is a good place to start!
Theme-Based New Years resolutions by Stephen Shapiro, author of “Goal-Free Living”
“In Twenty Years, What Do You Want to Remember?” by Rick Cokrum. This is a tip-rich article that I highly recommend.
How do I overcome difficult times?
Alvin Soon at Life Coaches Blog detailed a great checklist in an article that is very good and definitely helpful in navigating your Disquiet.
What do I need to do to start?
Dr Hal wrote about the importance of just showing up as the first step. He writes that “Showing up” was the title of a recent post by Steve Pavlina. Steve shared Woody Allen’s quote “80% of success is showing up”. Steve elaborated this concept by rightfully concluding, “While merely showing up won’t guarantee success, it’s certainly is a prerequisite”. This is an important step – read more here.
OK, I know what I want to do, but how do I do to get started and stay on track?
From Lifehack, “How to get started on Anything”, an interesting post on help around overcoming procrastination.
Back at Life Coaches Blog, Alvin gives great techno tips to support you in How To Make It Easier To Get Things Done
From Motto Magazine, sage advise on how to slow down and look at where you’re going
What can I do about my health?
An interesting series that takes you through an array of natural health practices, spiritual beliefs and alternative therapies.
How to work with the winter blues from NPR
From Men’s Health: 6 tips for building strength and burning fat all year long
So there you have it. There is a lot here. Have fun poking around and finding what helps. You do not need to do everything here. Just work with what seems helpful. Good Luck.
Happy New Year!
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