How to Be INTENTIONAL in the New Year.


Can you EVEN believe the end of this current year is upon us?!

And what a year it has been! With all it's ups and downs, twists and crazy turns, here we are. Getting ready to head into another year, filled with anticipation and honestly a little uncertainty about if the upcoming year will be much better than the present one. 

Here is my plan. And I hope you will join me! 

As an Oola Certified Life Coach, we talk about the 7 F's of Oola; Fitness, Finance, Field, Family, Faith, Friends and Fun. The goal is to focus on all 7 areas and look at what is balanced and what needs some strengthening. Creating goals in all 7 areas is ideal, but let's be honest- we often have some areas down and other areas need more attention! 

I would recommend a goal in all 7 areas. As a matter of fact, I would strongly suggest THREE in all 7 areas. So, yes- 21 goals in all! Then I would recommend that you target your TOP 3-5 goals for the year. This focus might end up being primarily in one category or many.

How do you get started?

  1. Grab a notebook and your favorite pen
  2. Grab a coffee or tea or other tasty beverage 
  3. Find a time and space that allows you AT LEAST 20 minutes of solid focus time 
  4. If you are an oil user, grab Valor, Highest Potential, Frank or any other favorite oil that inspires you! 
  5. Sit for a few minutes, using oils and praying and/or reflecting. 
  6. DIVE IN! 
One great tool you can use during your DIVE in time is HERE- a great paper version or HERE for a simple online tool. However, you will still need to go back to your notebook to DREAM and DEFINE your goals!!

Another great tool to continue on your plan is to create a VISION board. The vision board is a wonderful visual aid to remind us what our plan is! It can include both the shorter term and longer term goals to keep you on your plan! Vision boards can be updated often- I use a cork board with a fancy frame and pin my pictures on the board. Many will often use poster boards and will place these vision boards in an office or workspace that you will see it often!

I also LOVE having a Focus Word for each year. I will pray and comb over my goals to decide what word best sums up my needed focus for the upcoming year. It can be anything- Growth, Intention, Relationships, Debt-Free.... There are awesome word generators and ideas out "there" to choose from! 

So what about me? 

I have not completed my tasks for the new year just yet. But I do know that my target goals will be around my health. I am still on the path to recovery, and healing my body through food, exercise and increasing my water will most definitely be on my list! I will also be focused on being more consistent. With scheduling, posting, and my time- whether business, family or pleasure- as self care time and FUN are necessary for my healing as well! 

I am learning how to show up more... be present with my people. My family, my follows and myself. I am trying to embrace my story that I have to tell.... the value that I provide. When I SHOW UP. My word will be around this concept, I am sure of it. I will be spending time with my oils and carving out a quiet space to pray and design my goals to make my 2021 intentional and fruitful, no matter what it throws out.

Trusting in God for my plan and that it will align for His glory in this upcoming year as I begin my own goal setting and reflecting.  

Have you done your goals for the upcoming year? Tell me about them! 
Do you pick a word for the year? If so, what is your word for 2021?

And if you need more in depth help with your goals, sign up for my coaching program HERE or contact me for more information! Sometimes we need a little extra to get things rolling. :) 

Cheers to 2021! Let's go into the New Year and conquer those goals!

20/20 Vision

It is hard to believe that it is ALREADY DECEMBER!! How on EARTH did this happen? 

As we move into a new year AND a new decade even, I am challenged by the idea of my word of the year. The word of the year is something that I have attempted to implement over the past 4 years. This word is usually a word that sits within my spirit as something I need to focus on. It could be that I need MORE of it, or something that I want to FOCUS on in that year. Many people pick words like "Joy" or "Patience" while others might have words like "Volunteer" or "Health" or "Family" and require a bit more reflection and intention that is specific for that person. 

Sometimes this word comes easily and quickly while other times it requires a lot of thought, prayer and/or reflection to determine what to be intentional about. As I begin thinking about the new year, and looking at my VISION for what is ahead, I am challenged by the 7 principles of OOLA. These are areas of focus and it is a great way to help determine what is needing more attention and it helps with goal setting. 

I do know that my health is a HUGE focus, as I am working on recovering from autoimmune issues and hope to return to my body-building lifestyle in the near future after taking a 3 year hiatus. I know family is super important, as this year I lost my mom and that emphasizes the importance of time and connection with those I hold dearest. My faith is something that is always growing and evolving, and requires some reconnecting in various ways to strengthen my spiritual walk. I have business goals and personal goals that I want to be working on in the new year. I have a number of goals so I need to be thoughtful about my direction and VISION for the upcoming year. 

I am excited to challenge myself and see what the new year brings! Cheers to having 20/20 VISION in the New Year!