Setting New Year’s goals? Are you ready for a New Year and a new decade that is better than any before? Do you have New Year’s goals that will keep you energized and moving through 2020 and beyond?
These keys, broken down for simple, workable goal-setting, will help. They are set out in two parts.
The first part is to wrap up the last year to get the most from the time and energy invested. We will call that “regrouping.” That sounds so simple, but is actually profoundly important. The second part to your keys is setting your New Year goals in a balanced way. This means being connected with the Real You and your true inner power and wisdom, to keep you motivated in the long term.
Importance of Regrouping
When you take time to look at what you have accomplished, you will feel better about the past year and yourself. It’s easy to become so busy that we don’t take the time to appreciate our experiences, accomplishments and lessons learned.
Each year is often filled with a mix of successes, setbacks and everything in between. Challenges and set backs are normal. Our experiences can lead to greater mastery and evolution when we take time to regroup them. You can see this mastery with greater clarity when you connect with your inner guidance or angels for deeper insights and meaning.
In fact, we sometimes learn more from trying experiences than the smooth rides. When we regroup, difficult situations can be viewed more positively and we may see the growth that came from them.
So, regrouping can motivate us because we can see what we have accomplished for ourselves and others. We can also see the ripple effect that our actions have on people, the environment and beyond.
When we regroup, we can see more clearly areas that have tripped us up. We may find solutions to avoid them in the future.
Letting Go of Baggage in setting New Year’s Goals
Another benefit of regrouping is that it helps us release baggage or unresolved issues from the past year, or even further back. When we see ourselves as the souls we are and understand our bigger picture for being on planet earth, we can enjoy the journey more fully. We’ll gain greater clarity about our purpose and can avoid difficulties, especially when we tune into our inner sensitivity and angels.
(The SpiritualGrowthKeys.com website and its tools and techniques can help people clarify and live from a bigger picture as a soul or spiritual being. To deepen the feeling of being part of a bigger picture, you are welcome to start with a visit to What is a Soul?)
Regrouping also helps us be more compact mentally, spiritually and physically. Being more compact means wrapping up, putting away, or letting go and closing the energy on a time period, project or task. When we close the energy on a situation, we can be more fully in the present moment. You may have noticed how it feels after wrapping up a project. Spiritually we can be more compact by regrouping our accomplishments.
One example of being physically compact is cleaning our home environment. As we put away or toss out what’s not needed, we have more room and a clearer place to live, work, socialize, meditate and regroup.
Methods for Clear Reflection and Regrouping
Regrouping can be done in different ways, such as taking time for yourself each day, week or month, and so on. You can ask yourself questions like those mentioned in the blog article Finding Meaning in Life.
Regrouping can also involve taking a break to get away and detach yourself from the routines of your life. This can be anything from a break at work to getting away on a trip or doing a workshop to regroup with your inner guidance or angels.
As you may have noticed, you often get a fresh perspective from within when you take time off. This is especially true when you are relaxed and connecting within.
Reviewing the Previous Year is Key to Setting New Year Goals
Regroup the last year as you take stock of your “wins” and high points as well as any setbacks. Celebrating your wins can be motivating! You may want to expand in the areas important to you. You may realize that regrouping your journey helps you better know your true self and purpose in life.
If you experienced setbacks, gain what you can, i.e. learn the lessons and move on. You did what you could with what you knew at the time. You got through it and are continuing on with your life in a better state than ever before, especially if you have regrouped the past.
More challenging experiences can sometimes need additional clarification and healing. Your spiritual guidance can assist you with the healing process and others may be able to help, too.
Living from a Big Picture
A key to regrouping the past and sensing the future is to see the big picture of life—that you are a soul learning, growing and becoming a master on your journey.
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Inner Goals and Desires
Once regrouped from 2019 (or a future year), you are ready to set New Year goals. Note, though, that goal-setting can take place anytime. By pivoting from your true self, and not the intellect or any societal obligations and pressures, you will have lasting motivation and can avoid being thrown off by the outside world.
If you get knocked over temporarily, however, you’ll recover more quickly when you are regrouped and connected with your goals and inner guidance, or angels.
Your Direction and Inner Goals
What do you truly want in life? Do you have a sense of what feels good to you? What inspires you to get up each day and be involved in your work, hobbies, relationships, community or other activities? What motivates you to continue on your path when obstacles appear?
“What do I truly want in life at this time?”
When you ask yourself the question “What do I truly want in life at this time?”, what is your answer? Note, that you can pause here and write down what comes to mind. Don’t think―go from what you feel.
You can also experience this question with another individual. (Find someone who you are comfortable with.) Take turns asking each other this question. One person closes their eyes and the other asks this questions. The question can be repeated in the same sitting, to see if the answer changes, and to build upon initial gut responses. As the asker of the question, do not talk. Just allow your partner to answer the question. No judging. No opinions. No feedback.
Once one person finishes answering the question a few times, you can switch roles so you both experience the question and answer. From the notes of this exercise, you can examine your 2020 goals (or future years), either setting them or refining them.
Your Feeling and Thinking Natures
Remaining tuned into what you truly feel is key. During times of self-reflection, it helps to be relaxed and in a clear, positive state of mind. You can take a break, be in nature, or find other ways to be in your feelings, such as by listening to music or sharing relaxing times with constructive, like-minded people.
When you reflect from your feeling nature, you are tapping into the Real You and what is important to you. With an inner feeling, you can then organize what you need to do and determine the when, where and why of your actions.
Goals From Our Intellect
Many people determine their goals from what they think first rather what they feel. This means they may be limiting their aspirations by what they have been taught and programmed to do, or the tendencies they picked up from their environment.
So, when setting goals, don’t get too practical. More importantly, go with what your feel in your heart is right for you. You may even have some fear or trepidation. You may not immediately have the money, time or know-how to achieve what you desire. But, start with your heart’s desire. You can work with your intellectual nature to find ways to accomplish your inner goals or dreams.
The intellectual nature can help you organize, be resourceful and discover the know-how to help you realize your goals.
We can call this process “Feel-Think-Act”. If you want, you can look further into how to have an ongoing, smooth and fulfilling flow in life with your feeling and thinking natures in balance. These two natures of humankind make beautiful music together when they are in balance.
Backing of Your Angels
When you have clear motives, your angels will back you with your goals. They will not make decisions for you, or you would miss out on much of the learning and growth that you are here to experience.
Your spiritual helpers will assist you by opening doors, providing insights and sometimes subtle feelings. They can make your life more rewarding and help you avoid trouble. The key, however, is taking charge of your own life and making your decisions as needed. When you make your decisions, your angels know what you want and can assist you.
Setting Both Material and Spiritual Goals
Do you have both material and spiritual goals? Ensure your goal-setting includes the spiritual side, such as experiencing joy, love, inner peace, etc (to mention a few examples) as well as the physical, perhaps a new home, career, car, etc.
The Real You is our good, kind, loving nature. It’s important to take care of our spiritual being and not leave ourselves out when deciding on goals at any time of the year.
We look forward to seeing you in the New Year and hearing about your progress. Feel free to drop us an e-mail or connect with us on our interactive FaceBook Lives, Webinars or other events.
FaceBook Live Sessions and Posts To Help Keep You on Track
To deepen this yearly regrouping, FaceBook lives are available. These interactive sessions delve further and provide insights that can propel you into the New Year with gusto and clarity.
These FB Lives are held at the Guardian Angels Connection FaceBook Page.
We also have regular inspiring posts related to angels, your life puropse and many related topics. You can share in the comments and connect with others who are connecting with thier angels and living the life they came to earth to experience (or want to get more in their grooves).
Don’t forget the linked blog article on the four key questions you can ask to regroup the last year (or any time period, the last month, week or day, etc.). You might want to start by taking a piece of paper and listing your accomplishments, victories and any lessons you learned.