How To Make Your January Amazing

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January can feel like such a long month and often a little flat. The evenings are dark and the hustle and bustle of Christmas is all over.

Over the last few years, I have learnt to really embrace January. It’s a fresh start, a clean slate. I like to think of it as a brand new book, 365 pages to create whatever you dream of! So this month, I thought I would share with you how you can make your January amazing.

Reflection…

The first thing I do is to take some time to reflect on the previous year. As humans, I think we can often be so quick to look forward to the next “thing”, the next goal we want to achieve. But how often do we look back to appreciate how far we have come? A lot can change in a year and whether that’s good or bad, there will always be experiences to learn from.

Dream Big…

I’ll also create my dream jar. This contains all my wishes and goals for the year. I write them all down on a piece of paper, fold them up and place them inside the jar. Each day I’ll pick one out and read it out loud. I then close my eyes and visualise that wish or goal coming true.

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Make It Happen…

Each year, I create a vision board for the year. This is kind of like a mood-board for all the things you want to bring into your life! If you are reading this thinking; “What on earth is a vision board?” I’ll explain. A vision board is a selection of pictures that you collect from magazines, Pinterest or wherever else you want to. The pictures resonate with something you’d like to do or something you’d like to feel. Maybe somewhere you would like to visit or something you would like to buy. One rule for your vision board though is dream big! If you’ve ever read the book “The Secret” you’ll know that Law of Attraction, (LoA) is a really powerful thing. Once my vision board is created, I hang it on my office wall so that I see it and connect with it everyday.

So my question to you is, what do you want to do in 2019? What do you want to experience? Why not create your own vision board or dream jar and see what dreams you can make come true… I would love to know your wishes for the year ahead, so why not share it with me in the comments section below.

Whatever this year may bring, I hope it’s full of our dreams coming true!

Love, Nina x

January Blog: 2016 Is Here…

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January can be a long month, and with the hustle and bustle of Christmas all over, sometimes this time of year can leave us feeling a bit flat. So what can we do?…

I have actually learnt to embrace January, as a month to focus as well as to reflect. Let me explain… In life we are often looking for what’s next, when’s our next holiday or what’s our next DIY project at home? But how long do we actually sit and reflect on how far we’ve come in that year?

I started 2015 with my honeymoon which was amazing and I got to do something I had always dreamed of, which was swimming with Dolphins. This was an experience I will never forget. I was so lucky to have spent three weeks in the Dominican Republic visiting different places and some of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever seen. However, we all know what it’s like, we have a holiday and when we return, it doesn’t take long before “life” resumes, with work and family life taking over.

One of the things I did whilst sitting on one of the most un-spoilt Island beaches we visited, was to actually take the experience in. I closed my eyes and truly breathed in every moment, the sun on my face, the sand between my toes and the sound of the waves gently kissing the shore. Our minds are such a powerful thing and even though it’s January, just by closing my eyes now, I can still take myself right back to that moment!

I naturally always feel better when I have a plan, I’m definitely someone who likes a routine and I guess that helps when running my gorgeous little business. However something I am guilty of, is not taking time out. I truly love what I do and so sometimes it’s hard to take a step back. Even when I’m not working directly with my clients, there is always so much I can do, so that is definitely something I want to work on this year.

So my challenge to you is, what do you want to do in 2016? What will you change? What will you stop doing? Sometimes things you won’t do are just as important as the things you will do!

Make a deal with yourself, you don’t have to label it as a “New Year’s resolution” as if you are anything like me, these are often broken within the first week. 

Think of it more as the “new you” let go of things that no longer make you happy, make more time for you. Do you want to learn a new skill, maybe take a course in something creative? Whatever it is, write it down and commit to it! Your future self will thank you for it!

I would love to know your wishes for 2016, so why not share it with me in the comments section below.

Whatever this year has in store for us, I hope it’s full of magic and sparkle!

Love, Nina x