TAKE CARE OF YOUR MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH
Above all, this is the most vital. We are arriving into the new year slowly, and there is still a subtle air of newness, an air of change and possibility. Take advantage of this transitional period by figuring out what brings you joy and dissecting what brings your sorrow. Focus on all of the little things that light you up, and try to create them in a tangible way on a daily basis.
Where there is still aching, make strides to heal and reconnect.
Love your people wholly, meditate, see a therapist, allow yourself the room and space for true growth to enter into your life.
If you can create from a place of fullness, what you build will be full, too.
SHIFT FROM DREAMS TO GOALS
When we think of dreams as such large, looming things, that is just what they become. They float out of reach and dissipate before they ever reach us.
Perhaps, try breaking it into smaller, more attainable moments.
Instead of reaching for the stars first and finding out your arms aren’t long enough on their own, sit down and map out a plan for the journey. What is the first step to finding a way to bridge the gap? What is the second?
What is something you can do today to make strides towards those first few goals?
SPEAK IT INTO THE UNIVERSE AS REALITY
Speak of your dreams only as if they will happen. Never as a what if. Never as a could be. Never as possibly or potentially or who knows what the future holds. Speak that big, beautiful dream of yours into the universe. Do not allow doubt into your words, your conversations, or your vocabulary.
MAKE YOUR DREAMS A PRIORITY
Your life is this great landscape of moments and decisions, of interwoven paths, all with different seasons and destinations. In this one, make your dreams a priority. Decide your dreams hold real weight and significance in your life and then begin by treating them as such.
You are responsible for creating your own life, and I hope you will create it with everything you have. I hope you will choose to create it wholeheartedly. Choose to create it with passion. Fill it well.
PUT IN THE WORK
You have to put in the hours, do the research, write the pages. You have to take the photos, the leap, the chance on yourself and your work. No-one is going to believe in your art, in your craft, in your dream, as much as you do. It is yours, after all, and you must foster and nurture it into fruition.
Dedicate a specific amount of time each day to it, channel your love and your creativity into it, build it from the ground up.
See what kind of wonders you can make with your heart, mind, and hands all working in unison towards your one, magnificent dream.