As the end of the year approaches, it is natural for us to reflect on the past 365 days to see what was accomplished and what wasn’t, and to set our intentions for the new year. This is something I do at least a couple of times during the year. I think of it as levelling up, a phrase also used with gaming, and there are several parallels. In both life and gaming, you start at one level. You face challenges, and through trial and error, hopefully gain new knowledge and skills which allow you to move to the next level.
I use the same approach I share with my clients: First I start with a self-assessment. Next, I create my goals. Finally, I track my personal growth and keep myself accountable. I have mentioned vision boards before, and after I had taken some time to determine my goals, I spent a few pleasant hours searching through magazines for words and images, and cutting and pasting. I am really pleased with the result, which I have placed in a prominent location, so that it can act as an anchor.
The reason why HABITS are central to my vision board is because I know that it is only through replacing habits that no longer serve us with those that will help us thrive that we can create permanent change and live our best lives. As a health and life coach, I am a master of habit change: helping clients make healthy lifestyle choices. My approach is individualized, as I believe that one size does not fit all. I believe that small accomplishments and a one-day-at-a-time approach are integral to success. I also provide accountability, something all of my clients have said is valuable.