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Journaling Prompt #30 – New Year’s Resolutions Series – Part 2

December 17th, 2008 by Avital

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This is the second prompt in a series of journaling prompts on forming your new year’s resolutions.

Last week I have laid down the basics of the traditional and more straightforward way of coming up with a list of goals for the year 2009.

Today I am going to suggest a new way of going about making your new year’s resolutions. As I am a “big picture” kind of a gal, who is not always sure what her next step is going to be but knows exactly where she wants to get to, I have come up with an original way of planning the year to come and I call it: “The Clairvoyant Way“.

This week’s journaling prompt is about how to embark on making your New-Year’s Resolutions, the clairvoyant way

Like its name suggests the clairvoyant way is calling you to foresee your future. Try to form a vision of where you want to see yourself in a year from now –

What accomplishments have you made? what major milestones have you had? How do you feel? Where do you live? Who do you live with? Do you look differently? and so on and so forth.

The more precise and detailed your vision is, the more effective you are going to be in achieving your new year’s goals.

Write down your vision as a short story and read it over and over again during the next year. This story is going to provide you with the inspiration and the motivation you need for actually getting there and live up to your short story.

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Are you thinking of giving the clairvoyant way a try? Do you find it helpful?
If so, what is your visionary story? If not, what faults do you find in it?

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4 Comments to “Journaling Prompt #30 – New Year’s Resolutions Series – Part 2”

  1. kim mailhot says:

    Hi Avital ! I haven’t been around much these days ! Working on making gifts, holiday prep. etc and not as much time for my own creative time as usual.

    I so love this prompt though ! I gave up the traditional way of making resolutions a few years ago. I found that I never kept them and then I would add guilt and dislike for myself into my picture instead !!! But the idea of creating goals intuitively definitely appeals !

    In fact, I already have a story to start reading over and over again. A while back I did an exercise where you write about your perfect day, from rising in the morning until you would go to sleep, and filling in all the possible details along the way. Talk about a joyful exercise !!!

    The goal of it was to create a vision of that perfect day and then look at ways your life already reflects what you had written, and also to look at what little steps you could start making in the present to work towards achieving that perfect day. I got as far as writing about the day but now would be a perfect time to return to that and base some resolutions around it !

    I thank you so much for all the inspiration you give with each and every post you make here. You are a real gift !
    I hope you have a peaceful, creative and happy holiday time !

    • Avital says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words. Your comment encapsulates the idea behind the suggested method of making your New Year’s resolutions. May you live up to your perfect day each and every day this year.

  2. Rivi says:

    Hi Avital,
    Writing your new years resolution as a story is a wondefull idea! I participated once in a coaching workshop which was the first step in changing my life and the final goal of that workshop was to write what your life would look like 3 years from now…. It was done on an excel form and was not as interesting as writing it as a story. I know it works since I achieved all those things I wrote about but I think it would be much more interesting to write it as a story. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderfull holiday season and a wonderfull 2009!

    • Avital says:

      Thanks for your holiday greetings. Happy Hanukkah!!!

      I am happy the Clairvoyant Way works well for you. I am also fond of visualizing my dreams in order to make them come true.