A brand new year is just around the corner and you may be starting to feel bombarded by all of the "new year, new you" talk that may be coming your way.
But here's the thing: we don't have the enter next year as a new and improved version of ourselves if we don't want to.
We don't have to be constantly striving for bigger and better.
Who we are right here and now is already enough.
I've found the most impactful thing I can do as I wrap up one year and prepare for a brand new one to come is to hold space for myself to get super clear on what I'm grateful for this year and what it is I'm really aching for in these next 12 months ahead.
Back at the beginning of 2016 I decided to embrace wholehearted as my word for the year and it completely changed how I show up for and experience my business and my life along the way. I shared a little more about what that meant for me in this blog post here.
If you're starting to look ahead to 2018 and you'd like to enter the new year with a whole heart and a whole lot of intention, I have a question for you:
What do you want more of next year and what do you want less of?
More courage? More focus? More creativity? More connection? More joy?
Less stress? Less self-doubt? Less comparison? Less overwhelm? Less hustling for your self-worth?
Instead of putting pressure on yourself to set resolutions and goals for 2018 that may not truly serve you, my encouragement is to get to the heart of what you're really aching for and let that be your guidepost as you set goals, intentions, and areas of focus for the brand new year to come.
And to support you along the way I've put together a mini book, Your Wholehearted Year, to hopefully hold some space for you to reflect on this year and explore what it is you truly want to cultivate and make happen in your creative work and life in 2018. You can dive straight in and download it through the button below!
This will be my last blog post of the year and at the end of this week I'll be putting my out of office on, switching off for the next few weeks, and spending lots of time reading, hanging out with my favourite humans, and getting ready for the brand new year to come.
Before I wrap up for the year I also have one quick little announcement: I'm offering quarterly coaching for 2018! If you'd love to spend next year together making awesome things happen in your creative work and life you can find out more this way and I'd love to support you next year if working together feels like a good fit for you.
See you in January! Here's to making 2018 our most wholehearted, intentional, and joyful year yet...
As always, I'm rooting for you!
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