Since 2018 doesn't start until January 1st, I've had this interim time to think and plan. It's my pre-2018.
I did this for several reasons.
One, I was more than ready to let 2017 go. I made some mistakes and needed to just move on. Done.
Two, January through May gets so busy, that I rarely make time to simply dream or envision what it is I want to create. So taking two months to prepare for the busiest time of the year, plus dream and get creative on my vision, has been amazing. I highly recommend it.
Three, the holidays. I want to slow down for the holidays. Have a drink with friends. Walk my pups. Enjoy long workouts that I don't have to rush through to be somewhere (yes I love those). Hike in Colorado (check). Hike at Highbanks. Do nothing.
It's easy to let momentum carry me forward. But if I don't think about and get radically intentional about what I want to be doing, it will not happen. My default schedule will carry me along, doing the same thing I have always done. That is a sure fire way to repeat the mistakes of 2017. Therefore, no momentum for me. Only radical intention.
Has it been working? Absolutely yes, it has. I feel like I've been given the gift of extra time, two months extra, and somehow my creativity and thinking have opened up, out of the I'm always so busy mode, into the I'm going to go walk and envision next year mode.
It's fantastic. If you are happy where you are, amen to that! But if there are areas of your life that you wish were different; relationships, health, finances or job, push the pause button and allow yourself to dream. What do you wish for? What do you see?
Can you imagine your very best life? What does your health and fitness look like? I know for me, when I imagine it, my cranky hip doesn't hurt anymore, I'm climbing mountains and canyons, working out with all my fitness friends, and feeling empowered to the MAX. The beautiful thing is, once I can see it, I know I can get there. Nothing will ever stop me but me. And nothing can ever stop you but you. Are you ready to soar into 2018 as your best self? Then don't wait. Start today. Right now. Right here. Right where you are.
If you do that, you're already on your way!