Much of planning for a new year can feel laborious…like you have to pour hours and hours into understanding what you need to start doing, what habits you need to form and what new things you need to get in order to reach your goals. However, there is a quicker way to get to the heart of what you truly need to make a new year a huge success.
Simply ask yourself these 3 powerful questions.
Today we’re talking about three simple questions to ask yourself before the new year. Plus, I’ll be sharing some basics planning essentials I use every year to help me reach my goals.
First of all! Happy almost new year. Are you dreaming of travel? A new simplified wardrobe? Paying off debt or getting a certain item crossed off your bucket list?
I know I am. This time of year is magical for me. But sometimes it can be daunting. There’s no need to over plan your year when you have a clear focus on what matters most to you.
Think of the year that we’re wrapping up. What do you need to stop doing?
In other words, what took up your time, money, or energy that wasn’t really worth it? Is there an activity, habit, or commitment that is holding you back?
For me, I’m going to stop taking one-on-one clients and being working with retainer clients to simplify their wardrobes and have style that they absolutely love. I’m also going to stop pulling myself into a thousand different directions and focus solely on my styling business whether that be my style course, Simple Style, or selling my extra vintage merchandise from past projects.
What from the past year has been a huge win for you? What are the habits, people, activities, and commitments that are working for you that you need to keep doing?
I’m really enjoying creating YouTube videos each week and I plan to keep doing those. I also plan to keep eating right, drinking lots of water, and taking my dog to the park daily.
As you move into the new year, what are some new habits, new people, new activities or commitments that you need to start doing?
This is a harder one I think…but I’m going to start focusing on refining and improving my connection to my clients and customers through my online course Simple Style.
Now, what about you? What are the things you’re most looking forward to stopping, starting, and keeping in the new year?
It’s a simple exercise but gets right to the point. And with any exercise in reflection, it’s important to have the right tools at your fingertips. As you know, I’m a diehard Moleskine fan. I’ve been using the journals for a decade or maybe more. The uniformity helps me to save time and keeps me focused.
It doesn’t really matter what planning tools you use as long as you use them.
I truly wish you the best year ever and keep going for your dreams whatever they may be.
Much love to you,