Top 3 Ways to Keep Your New Year Intentions on Track

Top 3 Ways to Keep Your New Year Intentions on Track

Setting your intentions is the easy part. Taking action towards them can be tough, so, here are three great ways to help you stay on track with your new year intentions.

 

1. Create a Goal Card

This one is super simple and won’t take you much time at all if you already know what you would like to achieve during the year.

First of all, choose some thick fancy handmade paper or a card with a nice inspirational quote on the front. (Hint: There are some beautiful downloads right here)

Next, list out each goal that you would like to achieve on the back of the card or paper then put in it somewhere that you will see it every day.

It has to be somewhere that you will see it, otherwise it will go by the wayside and we don’t want that, do we?!

If you are a planner kind of girl like me you can keep your goal card in the front of your planner (See mine below)

 

2. Keep track of your big wins

One of my personal favourite ways to keep myself motivated is to get myself a beautiful notebook and sit down in a quiet place and celebrate all of the amazing things that happened during the week. Even if they are small things, I celebrate each and every thing, after all they all contribute my bigger goals.

Celebrating the wins in this way, makes me feel really good about where I am and the progress I have made on my goals which in turn keeps me focussed on the journey to that end goal.

 

3. Stay inspired with Desktop Backgrounds

Another way I keep myself on track and motivated to keep on pushing through is a little extra inspiration that sits on my desktop. It is the first thing I see when I switched my computer on every morning and it gets me excited for the day I have planned ahead.

I make a point of changing my background at least once a week and aim to align it with whatever I want myself to remember throughout the week. For example, as it is the first week of January as I write this, my background is a lovely reminder that I can do whatever I set my mind to – This year is going to be pretty spectacular and I can’t wait to share it with you.

Be sure to check out the collection of Desktop Backgrounds that we offer here and enter the competition below.

 

4. Bonus Tip – Willpower

Willpower has a massive impact on whether we complete our goals – If we truly want them, we will take them. If we don’t then we will be a little less focussed on the journey to that goal.

Ask yourself if the intentions you are setting yourself are truly aligned with who you are and how you want to live your life.

Are you setting intentions for the sole aim of pleasing someone else?

If so, stop and find the path that you want to take. Life is about creating happiness for yourself as well as others so aim to please your souls journey and the rest will follow.

 

Extras:

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Money and Mindfulness by Lisa Messenger – A Book Review

Money and Mindfulness by Lisa Messenger – A Book Review

One day at the library with my daughters I stumbled upon a book called Daring and Disruptive by Lisa Messenger. I had never heard of her before but this book was such an easy read that I became an instant fan. The message of that book left a lasting impression in terms of how now choose to live my life and also how I chose to conduct my business.

Soon after I discovered that Lisa Messenger is also the founder of The Collective Hub described as ‘a monthly entrepreneurial and lifestyle magazine that brings together entrepreneurial and creative minds across the globe… The Collective aims to inspire and inform’.

In her most recent book, Money and Mindfulness Lisa openly shares her challenges, stories of the past and actions taken that have helped her to create the global publishing business she has today.

The book makes for an easy read with inspirational quotes, images, and stories that have you laughing, cringing and feeling relieved.

Talking about money openly can be perceived as crass, greedy or taboo. This book is most definitely not a financial business manual nor is it a guide to instant abundance. What Lisa does hope ‘is to make you an expert in one important skill set – understanding your true value, including investing in yourself and not being afraid to want money in order to help create the life you want.’

Chapter 1 gets straight to the crux of things by talking about Money and Mentality. Uncovering your own money childhood and influence stories that now have you living the way you do. It also talks about how valuable your time is and a new perspective on how to value your worth.

As a left-brained kinda gal, I loved the chapter on Systems and Strategies which can help you build the foundations to make things so much easier for you in life and business.

Other chapters I adored were Risk and Resilience which deals with risk-taking and discovering that failure is a great way to learn. Generosity talks about how you can incorporate giving into your business model and how that doesn’t need to be financial either. And finally a chapter on Should Money Change You.

Being the clever entrepreneur, Lisa has also created a series of playbooks to go alongside most of her book titles. The Playbook for Money and Mindfulness is something I wished had been available at the start of my own entrepreneurial journey. However, having said that it is incredibly useful for review and revision in the context of money for anyone seeking more positivity in their lives and businesses.

There is free room for creativity with exercises designed to unlock what’s holding you back and much more. As this playbook is about being honest and moving forward living the way you wish to I encourage you not to hold back. I keep my copy close by as a reminder and promise to myself.
As Lisa says:

If you were searching for a serious, suited-and-booted spreadsheet, this isn’t the book for you, but if you’re searching for a place to explore your money dreams, ideas and realities, all wrapped up in your sense of purpose, then read on…


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  AUTHOR  

Yvonne Morrison

Yvonne Morrison

Founder, The Business Boutique

Yvonne Morrison is the founder of The Business Boutique, where female entrepreneurs learn to understand their business finances and their money mindset.

Through working with Yvonne they will demystify finances and build a strong foundation to support the businesses and lifestyles they desire. Designing an action plan to get traction to grow versus trying to keep up with the to-do list.

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