My newest offering is a do-it-yourself New Year’s Program designed just for you (and me).
I’m not a resolution maker and not even a goal setter. I’m a visioner (I would say visionary, but that sounds a little too impressive for a mess like me.) I’m not good with status quo. I continue to seek ways to create the things I want in my life. Sometimes I’m successful. Other times not very, but this I know… without a vision or sense of purpose and a way to move toward those dreams I’d be huddled up in bed watching Dexter and Big Bang Theory reruns till my eyes popped out!
I’ve had quiet New Year’s celebrations, drunken ones, fancy ones, and have even facilitated many New Year’s eve workshops. Regardless of how I spend the last day and evening of the year, I almost always have a vision for what I want less of and what I want more of in the coming year.
My e-class, The Journey from Habit to Intention has been very successful and even life changing for many, but we don’t always have an entire month to dedicate to our own growth. With this in mind, I decided to create a do-it-yourself new year’s experience for myself (yes I’ll actually be using it) and share it with you too!
It will help you lay out a plan for 2013. It’s not complicated, but it is powerful. You can spend as much or as little time with the material as you choose and (this is the part I like best) you can do it at your leisure. Start whatever day you choose.
In this do-it-yourself-start-when-you-want downloadable (right now) New Year’s program you’ll…
- Pick one or two things you’d like to focus on creating more room for in the new year.
- Be reminded not to torture yourself with your past.
- Take a few moments to celebrate and be grateful for the things that actually went right in 2012.
- Give yourself permission to gently explore the times you weren’t the person you wanted to be in 2012.
- Create your own ritual for letting go of the things that no longer serve you.
- Realistically determine how you are going to create the time for the changes you want to make.
- Develop your own ritual for creating a space for the changes you want to make next year.
An excerpt from my Reflections and Redirections for a New Year – 2013…
What New Year’s Eve Isn’t
On New Year’s Eve when I was about 7 years old I realized, in all likelihood, I was going to be alive when the new millennium began in 2000. That seemed pretty magical to me even though I was going to be an ancient 43 years old. From that point forward, New Year’s Eve became my favorite holiday. The promise of a new beginning and being able to clean the slate was so appealing. It was also the party hats, favors, and noise makers. It was so festive and people just seemed so damned happy (drunk).
I’ve certainly spent some very enjoyable evenings on the 31st of December, but I’ve come to realize the new year isn’t a guarantee of magical new beginnings or clean slates. Any day has the potential to be wonderful, boring, or worse yet even horrifying.
We humans like new beginnings which is kind of funny since we are, by and large, resistant to change. We’ve decided that the end of the year is a good time for a new start. As beginnings go, I don’t think the last day of December or the first day of January are optimal days to start something new. Most of us haven’t finished with the holiday season by the 31st of December. We’ve got messes on our hands to clean up. Our homes need to be put back together again and we have all sorts of jobs waiting for us. We may have a refrigerator full of left overs and a night full of indulgence to recover from on January 1.
I can’t tell you how many New Year’s resolutions I’ve broken on January 1 because I wasn’t ready to start a diet, exercise program, or begin meditating, etc. on that particular day of the year…
When you buy this program, you’ll get a gorgeous 18-page PDF workbook you can download and print out. The workbook is filled with beautiful graphics, suggestions, ideas, and writing prompts to help you gain clarity on the direction you’d like to take in 2013. Using the same types of tools you’ll also be guided through saying goodbye to and letting go of the parts of 2012 that no longer serve you.
The cost for this program is $9.95 (USD).
Hit the add to cart button above and you’ll be directed to PayPal for checkout. You’ll be able to use a credit or debit card even if you don’t want to use a PayPal account to pay for the program. To use your debit or credit card, just click where it says “Don’t have a PayPal account?”
Upon completion of your checkout, you will be led to download link for the file. Some internet browsers warn you that you are about to download something to your computer. You will also receive an email with the link. For you mobile device folks, I have an iPhone and the file downloads beautifully.
Of course if you have any questions or the technology decides to be persnickety email me and I will get back to you as quickly as possible. I’ll get the file in your hands. We’ll make it work.
I know what I’ll be doing after the holiday madness settles down. I’ll be printing that baby out and putting her in a pretty 3 ring binder. Best of all… 2013 has lots of fun things in store for all you beautiful messes inside. This is the tool I will personally be using to get my sh*t together to make it all happen. Here’s to the working through!
Gayle (a.k.a. ~the mess)