For as long as I can remember, every January I’ve always made big plans for the year ahead with every intention of fulfilling every one of them.
Then, before I know it, Christmas is upon us and I haven’t achieved a fraction of the things I’d promised myself I would, if any of the things at all.
In late 2017, my brother passed away suddenly at the age of 30 and I made a decision there and then that I would live a life full enough for the both of us.
I started to make some big changes in my life, but the majority of my energy went into healing and just getting through each day.
There are still times that I need to take an afternoon or a whole day to just sit with my feelings, but I’m in a much better head space now and my promise to my brother keeps ringing in my head.
(This ties into the blog I wrote about finding your ‘why‘ to motivate you.)
2019 was a turning point for me. I got so fed up of talking about getting started and preparing to get started. I decided to just do it.
I put plans into place to save up for certain things I wanted to experience.
I said yes to more things that made me smile.
I said no, a lot, to things that I just really didn’t want to or didn’t need to do.
I scheduled things into my calendar that I knew I wanted to attend.
I planned ahead! This was a big one for me. Instead of constantly living in reaction mode and forever treading water, I planned ahead and made my life easier, got more done and freed up some time to rest my mind and body, or do more of the things I wanted instead of reciting the dreaded mantra “I don’t have time.”
I made the time!
I stopped making excuses, and watched my language around what I could do and what I was choosing not to do.
I worked on my mindset… like, every day and this helped me to focus more on myself and stop caring what other people thought of me so I can do more of what makes me happy, unapologetically.
I used specific NLP (neuro-lingustic programming) techniques used in my coaching sessions, that work through and eliminate limiting beliefs and blocks that cause us to self sabbotage.
I got clear about the version of myself that I wanted to be and done more of the things that that Rhiannon would do.
I decluttered my life, physically and emotionally of all the things that no longer served me.
As a result, I lived a happy and fuller year that felt more aligned to the life I wanted to live.
Was it perfect? Absolutely not.
I still had some lessons to learn and hard truths to discover. There was still some pain and difficult moments. But on the whole, it was an incredible year and I’m grateful for all of it because it made me into the person I am today.
If you want to make 2020 an incredible year, follow these steps, develop your own, stop caring what others think, love yourself more, do something different!
You don’t have to have it all figured out right now, just take a step and work it out along the way.
If you think you might need an extra hand, team up with a friend, start a new program or get in contact with a coach.
Speaking of which, I have a new program for January. This 28 day program is an easy four-step method to helping you rewire your brain to think more positively, feel more confident and empower yourself.
I wanted this to be an affordable program so that anyone can make the necessary changes to step into their power. So this program is only £15! But if you’re quick, you can get an early bird discount. Just click here!
You can so do this! You just need to let yourself.
Ok, 2 steps this week.
Firstly, share this blog post with a friend (or friends) that you think could benefit.
And secondly, get your pen and journal now and brainstorm some ideas about how you can make some positive changes in 2020, because it can be your year, if you let it.