I had a transformative vacation the week before Christmas. I left Seattle thinking I was headed to a sunny resort for a little R&R, and I returned a week later quite changed. Wonderfully changed.
Matt and I went to Miraval. I’d never been to a resort before – never felt I could or should. But this one was different. The tag line is “you won’t find you anywhere else.” I admittedly scoffed at it when I first heard it. But I did begin to find me there.
I spent a week being me, investigating me, and nurturing me. I cleaned the feet of horses, meditated using many different methods, faced some of my fears, allowed my emotions to be raw and exposed….
I also did Chi Gong, Reiki, Thai massage, Shiatsu, Ayurvedic therapy, psychotherapy integrating a horse (!), Gin Shou Tui Na (incorporating cranial sacral massage with a Chinese balancing massage), a full Chi journey, and Chi Nei Tsang (an abdominal “massage”).
I couldn’t begin to tell you the details all in one post (I may go through some of those experiences in other posts if you’re interested), but suffice it to say that I am renewed, reinvigorated, and rebalanced – taking life a little differently, a little more thoughtfully, and with greater awareness and presence.
For this reason, I wanted to lay out my New Year Goals before the 1st, so that I can enter 2012 with full intentions.
My 2012 Personal Goals
- Increase My Energy Levels with:
- meditation & self-compassion
- balance & alignment
- the past
- the present
- the future
My 2012 Professional Goals
- Create a Five-Year Plan.
- Aggregate all I know and do into a System that can be replicated.
- Grow my business by 20%, following a specific Growth Plan.
My 2012 Citizen Goals
- Have a book outline complete by the end of the year.
- Become a regular writer.
- Work diligently in the garden:
- as a neighborhood citizen.
- as an educator and inspirer.
- as a healthy human being.
My 2012 Guiding Principles
- Compassion - for myself and others – without judgement.
- Continuous presence - being, growing, and learning from each present moment.
- Self-healing – allowing myself those important moments to grow, love and recharge.
What I’m Striving Toward for the Long-Term
- Solid personal direction, compassion and resilience.
- Forgiveness for what doesn’t matter, empathy and strength for what does, and shining hope for what will become.
- Professionally, my every moment has importance and leads toward positive global impact.
I look forward to 2012 with open arms. I think it’s going to be a good year!
How about you?
What are your goals, big or small?
Will you make yourself a list of goals or a Wellness Plan this year? You’re welcome to use the outline I’ve created to begin!