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Happy New Year!

Updated: Jan 21, 2023

It’s pretty normal, especially this time of the year, to reflect on the past and think about the future. It’s also common for us to set goals for ourselves, even if we don’t formally refer to them as “new year's resolutions.” I don’t know about you, but for me "resolution" feels so heavy, and it sounds so, well . . . resolute. Goals and dreams, however, are light and airy, and they feel like a whole lot more fun.

Wondering where or how to start? The following tips, combining research from Neuroscience, the ancient practice of Feng Shui, and the energetic principles of Law of Attraction may help. Let's get started!

Clear the clutter. Invest time, every day, to declutter your physical and digital environments. This is a great way to start the year with a clean slate while simultaneously creating ample space to receive the things you want more of, whether that be something tangible, like a new piece of art or furniture; or something energetic, like a deeper relationship with someone you love.

Stir up the Energy. A good cleaning helps to remove old, stagnant, or negative energy. This, in turn, invites all things fresh, new, and abundant into your life. Rotate artwork, rearrange furniture, and introduce new houseplants and/or flowers into your home. How’s the lighting? Where do you need to add a lamp or replace a bulb? How balanced does your space feel? Too much Yin? Not enough Yang? Very important: Do you love the way each room feels? If not, what's missing, or what is there too much of?

Meditation: What are you ready to let go of? Reflecting on the past year, what hasn’t served you well? What beliefs would you like to change? Where did you use unnecessary energy? What should you forgive yourself (or someone else) for? With what or whom do you need to cut cords?

Meditation & Journaling: What do you want more of? Specifically, what energetic and/or tangible things do you now wish to invite into your life? Get specific and write them down.

Imagine. We are far more apt to achieve a goal if we believe we already have it. Imagine what it looks like to achieve that goal. Visit your future self in meditation, and take a good look around at your amazing life. What details do you notice? What season of the year is it? What do you look like? Engage all your senses.

Feel it in order to have it. How does it feel to have achieved that goal? Is it exciting? Satisfying? Heartwarming? Where do you feel that feeling in your body? What does happiness, achievement, freedom, and abundance feel like? Really notice that feeling, because your brain doesn’t know the difference between dreaming and reality. Your brain simply believes you’ve already reached that goal, and your brain loves the way it feels. Embrace it.

Create a daily reminder. Making a vision board and looking at it daily is a great way to manifest goals and dreams. Cut photos from magazines. Use specific words that describe your ideal future. Spend time, every day, feasting your eyes on your vision board. Spend time, every day, looking at the amazing future you’re creating for yourself.

Express gratitude and have fun. Finally, express gratitude for the wonderful life you already have. Start a gratitude journal, and write down at least three things, each day, for which you're grateful. Every day is a gift and a new opportunity to realize your dreams. Have fun. You're worth it!

Sending love and light . . .

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