JANUARY, The first month of the year, A perfect time to start all over again, Changing energies and deserting old moods, New beginnings, new attitudes.
Charmaine J. Forde
January is a time for quiet reflection. A new beginning. In the quiet you can reflect on how you want the year ahead to look and feel like.
January is the perfect time to refocus your energies and set your priorities for both yourself and your business. Shake off the energies from 2023 and set yourself up for a new beginning a fresh start.
January is about leaving the negative energies behind. Learn from the failures and embrace your successes from 2023. ,
January has the reputation of having to be full of energy, setting your goals and being focused for the year ahead.
But instead of the pressure to be full steam ahead.
Why not give yourself the permission to step into the year slowly. Take your time to shift from the energies of 2023 into 2024. Take your time to climatise to a new year, new ideas and what it is you want from the year.
January is the time to reflect on your values. Who you are and who you want to be for 2024. What boundaries do you need to set in place and what are your intentions are for both you and your business.
But most of all January is a time to give yourself an idea of how you want to be living in 2024.
Do you want to have more space for yourself in your business?
Do you want to take time out to nurture your relationships and friendships.
Do you want to have more joy and play in your life?
January is also a great time to think about what word, or words will guide and inspire you throughout the year. Words that you can think about when you need to make a decision, when you are planning a new project or when you have been presented with an opportunity.
A word of the year can help keep you focused and motivated.
Words are really powerful and the word or words that you choose are for you alone, they are your words and they can help you stay on course. There is not right or wrong word, it is what words resonate with you and come to mind when you think about you and the year ahead.
January is a time for dreaming planning and preparing so that you can make the most of 2024 with purpose and in the right way for you.
Take a few hours to sit and be open and honest with yourself. You don’t have to do it all in one go. You can put it aside and pick it up again later.
Take your time and, most of all, dream and enjoy the process.
Prepare your mind and space around you.
Close your eyes and take five long deep breaths.
Breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth.
Let go of your expectation and memories from the past.
Start when you feel ready!
What is your secret wish for 2024?
Are you being true to yourself?
Reflection can feel uncomfortable sometimes, especially when you are asked to dream and imagine something better or different for yourself. Dreaming and imaginings can cause discomfort, and that is OK. It is OK to feel uncomfortable.
Remember that when you give yourself the space and time to think about what you want your life to feel and look like in 2024, you are giving yourself a road map of where you want to be heading.
Once you have created your road map it is then up to you to actually follow the route, be true to yourself and stick to your values, ideas, thoughts and create the right boundaries for yourself.
Reflection helps you to make the right changes in your life. Reflection can help guide you in the right direvtion that you want to be going in. But at the end of the day it is up to you to make the changes you want to see for yourself. it is up to you to take what you have realised from your reflections and do something with them.
But it is also your choice not to change or follow your route map, but you will stay stuck where you are if you are not ready to make those small changes.
Remember you are an amazing unique human being and you deserve the best that life can offer. So grab it with both arms and take your own routemap and create the right year for you.
May 2024 be your year to shine your light and be the best version of yourself that you can be.
Remember to live your life with confidence!
PS: Clickto listen to Into Your Life Podcast episode: New beginnings: setting intentions and choosing a word for the year.
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