Wow, can you believe it’s actually 2018 already? Some of you might still be skiing mountains or snorkeling coral reefs so it hasn’t properly hit you yet. For those of us back at work, the comedown from the holidays is most probably at play and the reality of yet another year in motion is almost certainly sinking in.

Traditionally, this time of year has always sparked a good old ‘life audit’. It definitely provides a great opportunity to take stock on our lives and implement a game plan as a result of our findings. So in keeping with this theme, we’d like to invite you to do a resolution setting exercise yourself, albeit with a twist.

Start by asking yourself these two questions:

  1. What do you wish was different about your life?
  2. What are you going to do about it?

Possible answers might include: Wishing you were physically fitter so deciding to join a gym. Wishing you were more resilient to stress so deciding to commit to more meditation. Wishing you spent more time with the family, so deciding to come home earlier once a week, etc.

Here’s the twist. When putting these resolutions in place, notice what that little voice in your head was saying to you in the process. Our guess is that it was giving you all the reasons why it can’t happen or won’t last. This is the place you actually want to look. Whatever reasons that voice gave you is most probably the same reasons that get in the way of you living the life you want and know you truly deserve. Keep in mind that sometimes it takes digging a little deeper and looking beyond those superficial reasons to find the real answers. Here is where your true resolutions for the new year should actually lie. The real questions you want to be asking yourself right now are: what’s really stopping you from living the life you want and what are you doing about it? The answers might not come to you right away, but it’s certainly a place to start. Working on it with a professional, enrolling in a self-development program, or reading a personal development book are different ways to support you in exploring these ideas and having the best year of your life yet! Don’t hesitate to be in touch if you’d like to be pointed in the right direction.

Remember, insanity can be defined as doing the same thing year after year and expecting different results. You only have one life and it is now – it’s time to start living the one you want!