This makes it an awesome time to do a little review – on yourself, and on your year. How are you tracking against the goals you set? The intentions you had for this year? How about your 100 Things list? Looking back at the first half of this year, and forward to the next half, there are three things I like to do – Celebrate, Release, and Plan.
Staying in track and staying positive is helped by celebrating the accomplishments. All of the accomplishments, no matter how small. So what have you done so far this year that you are proud of? From my 100 Things to Do in 2015 list, I have completed 37, with a further 11 well on track or partially completed. Sure, that’s less than half and we are half-way through. But it’s still AWESOME!
So what have you done so far this year that is awesome? Give yourself snaps for doing that thing! Do a little dance, blog about it, sing it loud and proud. Because you are awesome.
There are probably some things you’ve done this year that you wish you hadn’t. And/or something’s you thought you’d have done by now that you haven’t.
Well guess what you can’t do now? Go back in time and make that any different than how it is. So now’s the time to release any feelings about that – regret, anger, guilt … let it all go.
Now is also the time to identify any patterns of thought or behaviours that aren’t serving you this year. Release those, too. Is sleeping in for an extra hour a day worth more or less to you than using that time to exercise? For me, I know that my week goes more smoothly if I use that hour to work and read. And so as of July, I’m going to release my self-deception about “needing” that extra hour of sleep (which is actually doggie snuggling and Facebook browsing, let’s be honest).
And finally, now is the time to release those things you said you’d do at the start of the year that you are not going to do. I wrote about taking something off your list here. Maybe you don’t want to, maybe you can’t, whatever the reason, if you know you’re not going to do it, release it.
I didn’t go to Soundwave this year. It is a two day concert. It was 37 degrees, and it was the weekend my land was settling. I didn’t want to spend the time or the money at that music festival. The results is that no matter what, I cannot complete all 100 things on my list of things to do in 2015. I release the perfectionistic desire for completion so as to not diminish everything else I have and will accomplish this year.
And finally, it’s time to get serious with your planning. All those things you wanted to do this year? Well now you’ve got half as long to get them done. So look over them, and prioritise them. In January I said I would have 6 massages this year. That was going to be one every 2 months. So far I’ve had zero. So now, it’s gonna have to be 1 every month. That was an important one to me, so I’ll find a way to make it happen.
I’m also going to get serious about planning some holidays – getting my friends on board and making budgets and bookings. Because I have yet to take a holiday this year, and there are about four on my list.
So what do you need to get serious about locking into your diary and/or budget? Go do that. Really – go do that NOW!
Last thing – it’s not too late. If you didn’t make any intentions or plans for this year – that’s cool. Do it now. No stress, no worries. The next best thing to starting yesterday is starting today. Write your list now!
Are you ready to have the most amazing year of your life? Well, good. Me too!!
If plans are the road maps to your dreams (which I believe they are), then the My Life Planner and Workbook is your atlas. It's your Google Maps. It's your GPS.
Basically, it's going to get you where you want to go. And the best thing is that with this perpetual calendar and planner, you can start NOW, whether it's January or October! Aaaaand, you can print it all out again in 12 months and do it again. Awesome!