I always love the beginning of a new year. A fresh start. A clean slate.
A time to think about how I want the next period of my life to unfold.
And if I’ve learned anything since launching BeYourOwnWingman.com, it’s that it pays to think about what you want to bring into your life.
You want a better paying job, a healthier body, a more loving relationship…
it all starts with your thoughts.
I know you’ve heard this before but I can’t emphasize it enough.
Positive thoughts bring positive results.
Find something to be happy about so you can get some momentum going in your favor. Yes, it really is that simple.
The problem is, if you’re anything like me, sometimes you get distracted.
Your mind wonders into the darker places of your past and inertia keeps you there.
And your new year ends up being a lot like your old year.
I can help you change that. I can help you start bringing more positives into your life, and at the same time you can help me do the same. Because when we do things together we create a better synergy.
But it will take some practice. The good news is I’m really good at coming up with fun practices to help myself and others. Like years ago when I coached my daughter’s soccer team and had them playing kickball without using their hands. The girls were having so much fun they didn’t even realize how much they were improving their footwork.
If you can stick with me, if you can keep your discipline rolling, if you can have a little consistency and join me in my practices, I believe together, we will bring more positive energy into our lives and those around us. It’s been working for me really well, and I look forward to it continuing.
So let’s begin today.
Please join me (spiritually only, as I will be hanging in sweats all day) for what has become one of my favorite days…Vision Board Day, the day in which I begin to deliberately think about what I want this new chapter in my life to look like, and therefore become.
Because a vision board is a tool (I use a poster board) to help clarify and maintain focus for what you want to have happen in your life this year. The idea behind it is to identify your vision, give it clarity and keep your attention on your intentions throughout the year.
I’ve done a vision board the past two years and, looking back at both posters, I’m amazed at the results. I see pictures of my desires and count how many have come true. This is one practice I now look forward to doing every year.
Here’s how we do it in my house. It’s like Arts and Crafts, Wingman style.
1) We consciously envision our desires and cut out pictures and text from magazines that represent them. They can be as concrete as a picture of your favorite car or as intangible as a better, more loving relationship.
2) We now attach them to poster board in any way we choose. Some people may have 2 or 3 pictures, some may just use one or two words, others may fill the poster completely. This is your vision board. Do it how you like.
3) Post or place your vision board where you will see it every day.
4) Relax and let it unfold.
Now that’s what I call a great start to the New Year.
Thanks for allowing me to be your Wingman today.