As we are speeding towards Christmas time it's easy to get caught up with all the extra social events, late nights, over indulgence and before you know it you are waking up on 1st January bleary eyed wondering what's next (and where are the pain killers)?!
This year give yourself the gift of reflection, the luxury of taking a few moments to yourself to think about how the year has gone and what you would like to create next. Often at Christmas the focus is on everyone else, which is lovely, however it's also important to take care of yourself and your needs too.
I have created an exercise to help you review 2012, to reflect how it's gone and what you have learnt. Allow yourself half an hour out of your schedule, find somewhere peaceful, have a notebook at the ready, close the door, light a candle and get comfortable.
To begin with sit in a comfortable cross legged position, on cushions if need be, place your hands in your lap and close your eyes. Take this time to centre yourself, to ground yourself to the earth's energy below you and connect with the energy of the universe above you. As you inhale imagine drawing the energy from the ground up your spine to your heart centre, repeat this 5 times. Next as you inhale imagine pulling energy down from the heavens through the top of your head down to your heart centre, repeat this 5 times.
Once you have done this, simply sit in silence for a few moments paying attention to the natural rise and fall of your breath. When you feel ready slowly flutter your eyes open.
Ask yourself what you are grateful for from your experience of 2012. Really take time to explore this, aim to come up with at least 50 things.
What went well?
In your diary write your best experiences of 2012 in as much detail as possible, remembering what you saw, how you felt, what you could hear (including what others were saying and what you were saying to yourself) and smell. Really relive it in your journal.
What did you learn?
Through good and difficult times there is always and opportunity to learn. Reflect now on the situations that didn't go so well, what did you learn from them? Don't forget to also learn from what went well. Every experience given to us is a lesson in something.
Review the areas of your life
Take a few minutes to rate your happiness levels in each area of your life, on a scale of 1-10 (10 being 100% happy);
Fun & Recreation
Spiritual & Contribution
Friends & Family
Looking at your scores allow yourself a moment to consider what changes you might like to make in 2013 any of the lower scoring areas.
What might you do differently?
As you go into a new year considering all you have learnt what could you do differently moving forward?
Take some time thinking about creating an intention for the year ahead. What are you going to create? How are you going to be around that? Write this down as if you already have created it, this will help you to make it happen.
For example "It's Springtime, I am running a yoga retreat in a beautiful place in the countryside. My guests are enjoying yoga, relaxing healing treatments and have the opportunity to create their lives through life coaching. The intention for the retreat is fun, love and creation."
Finally sitting down comfortably with your eyes closed and create a picture in your mind of what you would like to create. Visualize how you are being, what you are doing, saying, hearing, seeing, and how you are feeling. Really paint this picture in your minds eye. Once you have created a strong picture take it in your hands and place it into your heart. Feeling your body absorbing it into every cell and then project that image into your future. See yourself there in the future as it happens.
Take a moment to say thank you to the universe for helping you to make it happen. When you are ready open your eyes.
My Gift To You
I would really like to help you create your vision, to create a life you really love. From now until the end of January I have some special offers for coaching with me to help you make this happen;
6 x 1 hour coaching sessions
Over Skype - £45 per session (£270 total was £300)
By the seaside in Brighton - £54 per session (£324 total was £360)
In London - £66 per session (£396 total was £420)
One 2 hour booster coaching session to create and plan your goals for 2013
Over Skype - £75 (was £100)
By the seaside in Brighton - £85 (was £120)
In London - £95 (was £140)
A Create Yourself Day!
Why not treat yourself to a whole day with me to create and prepare yourself for your year ahead?
A Create Yourself Day will include:
A 2 hour yoga session
A healing Reiki treatment
A delicious healthy lunch.
Coaching to create your goals, plan them and work on any ways to thinking that might hold you back from achieving them. The coaching will be split up through out the day and will include time by the sea. I feel being close to the sea really helps you to get things into perspective and your creative juices flowing.
A guided yoga nidra (yogic sleep) session to fully relax you and send your intentions out into the universe.
At a special price of £268 (usually £340)
These offers are valid up until 31st January. Please email me if you would like to take advantage of these great deals or ask any questions; [email protected]