November Article **Start planning for the New Year**

2 Nov

With the end of 2009 only two months away, ask yourself are you ready for the New Year?

 Are you ready to make 2010 a year to remember or are you entering 2010 without a plan?

Don’t wait until 2010 to get your action plan and goals together, start now, that way you could enjoy January 1st 2010 knowing that you have already taken the time to evaluate 2009 and you’re ready to take on 2010 with a clear mind.

Here are a few tips to give you a head start to a successful 2010

***Vision***

Do you have a vision for yourself and how you want 2010 to be? If not, then the perfect time to let your creative mind run wild is now.

Start to visualize how you want the year to be, how do you want it to look and feel? Get pictures that bring your vision to life and put them on a board. “The Vision Board” I have one.

Even if you don’t have the specifics, still imagine a great year. Get excited about it. Get so excited about the year and all the great things happening to the point that you could feel it.

 ***Goals***

What are your goals? write them down, think big and don’t limit yourself. Don’t wait until 2010 to start thinking of your goals. Do it now and picture yourself accomplishing each goal.

Write your goals down and put them on your vision board. Don’t forget these are your goals, your dreams, the only limitation is yourself so go for it, think big. Once you have your goals down get into the action phase.

***Plan***

“Those who fail to plan, plan to fail.” I’m pretty sure you heard this short yet effective statement before. I know I have, I have heard it and I have read it time and time again.

 Ask yourself how am I going to make sure I accomplish my goals this year, what’s my plan? What steps do I need to take so that I’m able to move closer to my dream everyday?

Plan your days, weeks and months, this will help you out greatly, you will notice a difference. Planning is not always easy, but it’s ok, don’t give up. Once you have a plan put the plan into action, if it doesn’t work don’t get discouraged, keep on trying. Those who succeed, failed many times before they got it right.

 ***Evaluate***

Take the time to sit down and be real with yourself. Ask yourself was 2009 a good year for me why and why not?

 Did you do what you said you were going to do?

Don’t beat yourself up about not accomplishing everything you wanted to do, however you should definitely take responsibility for your life. If you did accomplish what you said you were going to do, then congratulate yourself. Praise yourself for following through with every task big or small.

Evaluate all aspects of your life, and do this truthfully, don’t lie to yourself because the only person you’re hurting is yourself. This may be hard to do especially when you have to look at yourself and face some dark facts.

However think of it this way, your taking the time to evaluate your life and that’s a powerful self growth tool, by doing this you’re taking responsibility, so that you’re able to make effective changes that will help you, you will also know what to do differently for 2010.

***Take care of yourself***

“Put yourself first and love yourself”

 Workout

 Incorporate regular physical activity in your day to day life.

 Ask yourself what will I do to incorporate fitness into my life? Everyone is different so were not all going to enjoy the same exercises.

Start to investigate what you like and what type of workout you could commit to. Don’t forget you could always switch up your workout. Jogging, dancing, swimming, walking, and a gym membership are just a few ideas.

When you find a workout that you like, you’re much more amped to stick to it, so start doing your research now. Not only will you look and feel better from regular physical activity, you will have more energy, and you will have an healthier life.

Make 2010 a healthy one, get your fitness plan into action now.

 Nutrition

Making sure you eat food that gives you what you need to function throughout the day is always a challenge for most of us.

We get busy, we go for the quick fixes and before we know it our body is crying out for attention. It’s lacking the right nutrients to function at the level we want it to.

Be the leader and take a stand for your health, no you don’t have to cut out your favorite foods, however start asking yourself what will I do to make sure I provide my body with the proper nutrition. Start educating yourself. Find different ways to make sure your eating well.

Put your health first. Start now.

Me time

 Happiness, laughter, relaxation should also be on your priority list. You’re no good if you’re constantly tired. Make time for yourself. Ask yourself what will I do to make sure I have time for myself, friends and family?

 What activities do I enjoy doing and what am I going to do to make sure I do these activities in the New Year?

Take the time now to go over what worked and didn’t work for you in 2009. You want to have a great year, so start planning for 2010, have a clear vision and idea of what’s to come your way.

Go into the New Year equipped with clarity, strength and positivity, your path will be much better.

Dance, and live like no ones watching..

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