Happy New Year! The past couple of years have been rough, but today we get a chance to start fresh. One way to kick off the new year is by committing to this year’s GO month challenge: “Quotes in Action.“
I’m beginning today with a quote from Oprah Winfrey. “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” This quote encapsulates how I’m feeling at the start of 2022. Yes, many of us have been through a lot since the onset of the pandemic in 2020, but the turn of the calendar feels like an opportunity to look ahead with optimism. Let’s be hopeful, make plans, and visualize a wonderful year sprawling out in front of us.
Today’s task is to write down, in 1-2 sentences, your vision for the new year. Not sure where to start in capturing a vision? Try to list two to three things that you would like to have in the year ahead, including (but not limited to):
- Improvement/change in your job situation
- Beginning of a new relationship
- Welcoming of a child
- Renovation of a room
- Clearing of a long-cluttered space
- Achievement of a physical goal
- Successful relocation or downsize
- Introduction of a new pet
- Reconciliation with a friend or loved one
- Management/elimination of an addiction
- Purchase of a new car, home, etc.
- Absence of illness, turmoil, stress, etc.
Capturing your vision is one way to approach the new year with intentionality. I encourage you to be as specific as you can; vague visions are hard to achieve. You can do this on your own or invite your family to come up with a vision as a whole. Once you have your vision, post it in a place where you will see it all year long (e.g., on a bulletin board, taped to the inside of a cabinet, on your night table, etc.)
Are you ready to get started? What are you seeing as you look ahead into the new year?
6 thoughts on ““Quotes in Action” – Day 1”
Happy New year, Seana! This is a wonderful quote to begin the year. I am excited to be moving in a couple of weeks and to be settled once more in my home. I have decided that this year I am going to divide my time more evenly between the things I love to do and my businesses. Last year I neglected my hobbies. This year I am adding them back and plan to give some time to each of them during the week. I spent almost every day in 2021 on business. In 2022 I am intent on creating better boundaries so that I can let my hobbies as well as my business flourish.
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I absolutely love this goal! There will always be periods of time when we need to “hunker down” and get work taken care of, but it shouldn’t be our standard of living. God gifted us with a life of “abundant joy,” so I think it is both wise and beneficial to prioritize time for things that nourish and feed us. Can’t wait to hear how it goes this year, Diane!
Happy New Year, Seana! You can never go wrong with an Oprah quote! As you know, my vision for 2022 is wrapped up in my focus word (Gentle). For the last few years, I’ve also taken Gretchen Rubin’s advice and created a list of big & small goals the number of which is based on the year – 22 for 2022. Bring it on year of the tiger (as my son informed me this morning)!
Sarah Soboleski recently posted…My 2022 Focus Word
The year of the tiger sounds good to me!
This is so cool! We will welcome a new child and also change a home space to welcome that child. I’d really like a year absent of illness and stress, or at least for the most part. Maybe a reduction!
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I remember longing for a year without illness when my children were little. Seemed like once September hit, we were in for a year of coughs and illnesses. Wishing that for you most definitely! AND, a smooth and easy delivery for you. 🙂