2020 has closed and it is time to jump into this new year with hope and determination to manifest your dreams
I know that things still seem crazy
I know shit is weird
But you have to do this.
You have to take steps to move towards your goals
I realise that we are still amidst a pandemic
I realise that things are strange at the moment with so many changes and restrictions that are in place around the country
But don't let that stop you
We must continue to work towards our future, even if it is a little goal to keep your sanity in check, to help you feel like you are doing something productive and are more in control of your surroundings.
You cannot allow this strange and uncertain time to dim your light and stop you from taking steps forward towards your goal, achieving your dreams and working your magick.
Here I will share with you three things I have done to shift the energy and to help me move into the year with a positive attitude and they could work for you aswell.
Cleanse and purify your space
I created a lovely incense blend today so I could cleanse and purify my house.
As Summer Solstice has passed we have entered the waning part the year, a time to let go and release.
I will cleanse my home a few times this month with this blend to get stuff moving and to ensure my space is clear to hold my new intentions.
So grab whatever you have on hand be it stick incense or loose incense and move around your home concentrating on cleansing and purifying your space
Letting any old and stagnant energy leave the home through your opened windows and doors
Write some short term goals
Most of us have long term goals, which I believe is an important thing to keep us motivated to move forward rather than sit still and stagnate however, speaking from experience sometimes it can seem that you aren’t getting any closer to achieving those goals, especially when they are goals that may take 5 or 10 year to achieve.
So, what do I do?
I get my long term goals and break them down into doable short term goals.
And, if when I break it down and the doable pieces still seems a little big, I break that down again into smaller actionable goals.
By completing smaller goals it is easier to see your progress which in turn adds to the flow and the energy of what you are working towards.
Create a new schedule / plan
When I am making changes in my life, or when I think I am in need of a change of energy I look to how I spend my time.
Much like when you are looking at your diet you may keep a food diary to review, I do something similar with my time.
I note down exactly how I am sending my time so I can reflect on the hours that I may waste or the time that I spend procrastinating so I may make the necessary changes to ensure my time is spent productively.
Then I create a plan...
Let me give you an example of my goal setting and scheduling a plan
I have a goal (12 - 24 month plan) on where I want to be turning this side gig of mentoring into my full time income.
Now to achieve that, I have broken my long term actionable list up into monthly goals.
And, to achieve my monthly goals I have broken it up into weekly actionable lists.
Now let me make it clear, I did not sit down and create a weekly plan for the entire 52 weeks of the year. That is way too intense and I think would be inflexible.
I created four varied plans. Week A, Week B, Week C & Week D and I will rotate them for what would suit that week.
This week, I am on Week A and move onto Week B on Monday and so on for the week after.
By doing that, I am not having to waste any time thinking about or figuring out what I have to do.
Is all done for me, I just have to work my way through the to-do list using my time productively.
This year, I found the perfect diary from Typo and each week it has space where I can set goals noting what is most important to achieve, how I am feeling and a space to share gratitude.
So every Sunday evening I sit down for about an hour to go through what I have achieved that week and to plan my next week, to confirm appointments, to determine the best weekly schedule that would suit the time I have available (Week A, B C or D) and of course to make sure that I have time for me aswell.
By doing this, creating lists and schedules it helps me to feel relaxed, in control, on track and less anxious of what I need to do next because I don't have to remember (or forget lol) as it is written down, I need only look.
It helps to keep my magick surrounding my goals in check, as it is smooth, calm, inspired, excited and in the flow.
It is a reminder that there is magick within the mundane.
I hope these suggestions help you feel more productive and inspired to reach your goals this year.