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Defining, Designing and Directing

As we move into a new year in just a few days It’s important to take time to take stock of how far we have come and reflect on the things that are inspiring us for the future.

I have been working towards leaving behind the things that no longer serve me and stepping into the New Year with new energy and enthusiasm!

Here are the 3 D’s to follow to get you set up to do the same!

Define– What are your goals? what are your dreams? Where do you want to be by the end of 2018? Where do you want to be in 5 years? Take some time to sit down and really think about your bright plans for the future. Switch off distractions, maybe take some time in nature to reconnect with silence and stillness.

This process may take some time and to be honest it can be difficult, you probably won’t define it all. And that’s fine, it should be a work in progress because as you move forward your goals should and will shift and evolve.

Design– So now that you have figured out what your goals are you can start to think about the practical stuff, the small but vital steps you can start taking today to make those goals a reality. You should aim to have a weekly check in with yourself when you sit down and have a think about what you are doing and more importantly what you are not doing and when and how you will make time for these things.

You can get really organised about this and design a calendar grab your highlighter pens and go wild. Or if you are a bit more easy-going like me you can start a journal. I ask myself 5 simple questions at least twice a week and I write it all down so I can assess my present situation and devise my future intentions.

Direct- So this is where the magic happens! You need to make sure that your energy is directed at your goals. This may sound obvious but it is crazy how certain mental limitations can stop us from moving forward. You probably don’t even realise you are doing it. We might say one thing but our actions describe something else. You need to get the alignment correct. You need to make your goals a priority. Instead of excuses dedicate that brain power to thinking about the things that you love.

In yoga we learn that energy flows where attention goes. This is such an obvious concept but in a world where our attention is constantly being diverted it can be difficult to put into practice. Take time to switch those distractions off and reconnect with your own greatest teacher-yourself.

Begin to believe that you already have everything that you are working towards.

Because you already do!

Feel at ease

Ana Maria

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