There are many ways we can do this. And it is very much each to their own.
But in case you're new to this or stuck at a lose end this year, let me share with you some tools I have found useful which I am using this year to dream up my best year yet.
As I mentioned, for the last few years, I have been using Leonie Dawson's workbooks to both close the year ending and dream and plan for the new year. I particularly love the closing ceremony for the year that's been. This is such an important step that should not be overlooked as it gives us a sense of closure. Being able to look back to acknowledge the lessons learnt, our accomplishments, and all we have to be grateful for, allows us to embrace what we wish to carry forward into the new year, and release what we are ready to let go of. Leonie has workbooks for both Life and Business planning and they are full of creative ways to consciously choose the life you wish to create!
Now, to be completely honest I can be a bit of a FOMO when it comes to courses and books. That is, I suffer from a Fear Of Missing Out. In the past, if I heard of something transformational, I would often buy it. Only issue is I don't always implement everything I learn. Hence, 2015 for me is the year of implementation and I'm doing things a little differently.
Danielle LaPorte's Desire Map was one such book, wAs she says, "Everything we do is driven by the desire to feel a certain way."ith the subheading of "A guide to creating goals with soul", I couldn't resist it. I listened to the audio book on my way up the east coast but as I bought it on e-book and was too busy exploring and not on my laptop much, I didn't get to delve into it or implement it as I wished to. I am choosing to use it now in combination with Leonie's workbooks, as the basis is to focus more on our Core Desired Feelings rather than physical goals. This makes a lot of sense to me as I know it's definitely true for me that I am pulled by my emotions in life. I have had the question "How do you wish to feel?" on repeat in my head as I contemplate my core desired feelings for 2015. These feelings will then influence all I do and the so called "goals" I have rather than setting a traditional resolution. As Danielle LaPorte says,
"Everything we do is driven by the desire to feel a certain way."
The final piece of my New Year dreaming puzzle is my Daily Dream Creator. Unfortunately I heard that they have sold out, but you never know there could be one or two floating about or they may do another print run. Doesn't hurt to ask :) This is a mega planner for dreamers, and as I have some big dreams for 2015 I decided to go all out and buy myself one of these for Christmas. There are other planners along the same vein so you could look for one that suits you. What I loved about this one particularly were the pages for yearly, monthly and quarterly goals. These are great to help me keep my goals and intentions from Leonie's workbooks in mind throughout the year and not just for January. These sorts of things are really important to factor in if choosing a planner of this sort. Plus each day has a section for your intention, top 3 things to do, what I am grateful for and a few other sections, and one I'm particularly keen on for keeping track of money matters, which is one of my big goals for 2015.
So there you have it, the 3 tools I am using to dream and create my best year yet. I will share more about the process in future posts and keep you posted how my dreams are tracking :)
May 2015 be your best year too!
Love and blessings,
PS: The pic above is my 12 month "oracle" spread one of many great activities from Leonie Dawson's Life workbook. I've used my Wild Unknown Tarot cards, which I adore and plan to use more of this year. Aren't they beautiful!