Year by Design

(Be sure to read all the way through for your link to FREE resources to design your year.)

Well, here we are at the end of another calendar year. If the adage holds that time goes faster as we get older, I must be something like 108 years old because this year flew!

I was chatting with a friend about the coming change of annum, and mentioned that my household does a yearly review and sets goals for the new year. She surprised me by saying that she and her family don’t give a flip about the new year or reviewing the old one, that they just “float along” through the years. Wha-wha-what???

If that’s your approach, listen up! Floating along is just asking to find yourself up shit's creek without a paddle. One of my business coaches likes to say, “what you measure, you move” and I couldn’t agree more. If you’re not keeping some track of your goals and what you accomplish, how can you know where you’d like to go and how far you’ve come? It’s about applying that yogic conscious intention to your life and, just as you shape your body on the mat, you shape your mind and the course of your life in the real world.

So, if you’re tired of floating along through the years, grab a paddle and join me in my year end activities! We call it Year by Design. It’s pretty simple to do, but will take a little of your time and energy now and consistently throughout the year. I can hear the grumbling, but before you turn away, pause. If you think you don’t have time for shaping your life the way you want it to look, think again. This is the most important thing you can do for creating your year! Put down the Facebook, or the movie, or the next in a line of endless social events, and do this for yourself. I know you might feel dorky or cheesy doing it, but guess who’s going to feel dorky at the end of next year when they’re still doing the same old shit they’ve always done…NOT ME AND NOT YOU!

We’re on a mission to do great things with our lives, and the tools to help us get there are simple and just need a little of our energy on a regular basis to keep us on track.


Year By Design CoverSo, here you have it. Click here to download your FREE Year by Design Workbook. Then download to the Quarterly View Worksheet here to help you keep track of your big picture throughout the year. These come in PDF form so you can print them out, hold your goals and accomplishments in your hands, and scribble all over them as you go through the year. Plus, writing things down by hand seems to leave a larger imprint in my mind than typing on the computer does, and perhaps you've noticed that for yourself, too. Be sure to go all the way through both worksheets on your first sitting. Then, you can revise, review, and record all year long as you grow.

But wait, there's more! If you join me on this journey of conscious lifestyle design, I'm not going to leave you hanging. I'll check in with you periodically to remind you to keep up with your actions and stay motivated via a friendly email. We're in this together!

I’d love to hear what some of your goals are for the new year. Post them in the comments below along with the actions you’re taking to make it happen!