Goals, goals and more goals.
There is something unique about this time of year where the seasonal theme revolves around focussing on your new year’s goals. Full of possibility, January is the very essence of everything new. I love it.
So, why am I overwhelmed by my new year goals?
We are already into the second week of the year and my initial gusto of conquering the world has already started to dwindle. As I transition from my previous year into my new year, I have a tendency to reach for the highest of stars with the hugest of expectations, all to be achieved in the shortest of time possible. I am a dreamer of possibility and an explorer of ideas so my bucket list has the potential to grow exponentially, especially as each year passes.
So, what about all those old goals of 2015 I have added to my new year goal list, that are STILL unfulfilled?
When those desires are remnants of the old, they feel like mountains of tasks that lose their appeal. Those unfulfilled goals begin to stack up higher than what is humanly possible to ever achieve. They are so old that I have got used to them cluttering the new goals, feeling numb to ever seeing them fulfilled. The desire for action is low. The awareness of overwhelm is high. What once started as awe inspiring goals of possibility turn into a long list of unrealistic and unobtainable TO DOs.
If like myself, you are feeling overwhelmed by your new year goals, may I encourage you to check in to see if you have some old, or some very very old, goals in there that need a bit of a shake up. Take the time to declutter the unnecessary extras and let go of the old ones that no longer support you in your journey, or bring you joy. It really is OK to let go of unfulfilled goals and change your bucket list, especially if it no longer aligns with who you are and where you are going.
For those old goals you do want to keep however, take a moment to freshen them up and reframe them to help motivate an inspiring new perspective.
QUESTION TIME: What goals are you holding onto that may actually be holding you back? What do you need to let go of in order to make room for the new? What goals inspire you to jump into action?
Let go of the old (reframe the ones you want to keep) and jump into the new!
Yours already feeling less overwhelmed and inspired again to step into the new, Jo