Can you believe in 2 short weeks, 2015 will be here? Crazy, I know!
The New Year is always a time for reflection and new beginnings and I’ve been thinking a lot about 2015 and what I want to achieve. And yes, while there are things I want to achieve both professionally and personally, more importantly I want to have some clear ‘rules to live by’ that allow me to be intentional with time and also to make sure I’m living each and everyday aligned with my values and how I show up in the world.
So, here’s what I came up with: the 2015 Manifesto - a simple guide to living your best and most intentional year yet…
1. Guard your time.
Maybe it’s got something to do with getting older, but I feel like the past year has gone by n a flash. Once you have this sense of time, suddenly this feeling of ‘you’ve got all the time in the world’ don’t seem that. Time is the greatest resource each of us have, so choose to use it wisely and intentionally. If you know you’re not living the life that you want, or you’re not happy with something - change it! Don’t wait for the perfect time - it will never arrive. Life is happening now.
2. Let kindness rule.
Be kind to not only those around you but most importantly, to yourself. You more than anyone else deserve your love, compassion and kindness and when you treat yourself the way you want to be treated you send a strong message to everyone else around you on what you will and won’t tolerate. Kindness wins every time.
3. Create good habits.
Making the commitment now to create good habits will stand you in good stead for the year ahead. Write down all of the habits that you want to start and focus on tackling a new one each week. Writing the habit down will only strengthen your commitment. Stop trying to break bad habits and instead focus on developing new and better habits in 2015 - this is the trick to staying focused on achieving your goals!
4. Choose to focus on the good.
I’m officially declaring 2015 the year to let go of negativity, drama and anything else weighing you down and zapping your energy. Focusing on the good only makes you realise just how much there is to be thankful for and helps spread those positive vibes around.
5. Start each day with goals.
Be intentional with how to intend to spend each day. Plan your day the night before and set yourself realistic, yet achievable daily goals. Hold yourself accountable and have the focus and discipline to kick butt every single day.
6. Find the best in others.
Always look for the good in others; don’t make assumptions or think the worst. Ditch over-analysing; judgement and comparison - they are not serving you or any one else.
7. Be the best version of you.
Living with the knowledge that you could have tried harder or done more is an easy way to live with regret. But when you know you have done your best and given it your all, it means you can let go and let things naturally evolve as they should. Every day you have another chance to be who you want to be - choose to be the best version of you.
8. Believe that anything is possible.
Your mindset is everything and when you actively choose to believe that you can do anything and that anything is in fact possible, you’re opening yourself up to abundance which is the key to living a happy, fulfilled life full of joy. There will be naysayers of course, but you have the power to drown out the negativity. Be the light and you will help others shine too.
I’d love to know what 'rules to live by’ you plan to take with you for the year ahead - let me know in the comments!
Much love, Rachel xo
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