I love a fresh start. A clean slate.
For me, the start of any year is a chance to map out how you’d like that year to look.
It’s a chance to look back on the previous year and really find the gratitude in the GOOD things that have made up that year.
Then I like to get specific about how I’d like the new year to unfold.
You might have goals for all aspects of your life – work, relationships, health and finances. Or you might want concentrate on just one aspect.
Like thousands around Australia, I was inspired by Oprah’s live show earlier this month.
I haven’t blogged about it up until this point as I wanted to sit awhile on her key messages, share what I took from that event and create a blueprint about how I’m using those messages for 2016.
Then I thought … maybe you’d like a copy of that blueprint for yourself, to download, print, fill out and ponder as we say goodbye to 2015.
So, TA-DA. Here it is, free and downloadable right HERE or click on the green button below.
Whatever your goals, the aim of the worksheet is to help you create a blueprint for reaching those goals based on who you really are.
These Oprah messages were things that resonated with me and if we aim to apply them to all aspects of our life, it can help us to make plans and decisions that are really in alignment with who we are.
I’m not a life coach. I’m just a person who, as I’ve got older, I’ve understood that no-one else is responsible for my happiness but me.
And damn it, I’m going to be happy.
It doesn’t immune me from bad stuff happening and I don’t mean in any way to diminish the pain that others may be going through right now – or may experience in the future – but my outlook and attitude does help me when the going gets tough.
I’m an unashamed glass-half-full kind of girl.
I hope you have a beautiful, safe and loving end to 2015. Wishing you all the best for 2016.
I’m so grateful for each and every one of you. In 2016, I hope to connect with more Styling You readers – online and in person.
Your turn! Let’s play a sharing game … tell me in the comments below … name one thing you’re grateful for in 2015 and one goal you have for 2016?
PS. Some of my friends have blogged about their experience of the Australian Oprah Live shows. I’m sharing those links here too because too much inspiration is never enough!
Denise Duffield-Thomas: I met Oprah
Vanessa Rowse: My take-home messages from a night with Oprah
Kirsten Smith: Oprah, Poems and Maiden Names
PPS. Thanks to the uber-talented Amanda Fuller from Kaleidoscope for the design work behind the blueprint and quote graphics.