and it begins...again
It's January 4, 2021 and we've deliberately held off posting the last few days. While January 1 can be a great time to set new goals, it's often not the best time. The excitement of a new year should soften just a bit before we set our plan for the year ahead. In a photography sense, we call this a 'shot list'.
There's a lot of pressure around January 1. I would personally, almost religiously, get my notepad out and find a quiet place to write my goals for the next year. The goals I set on January 1 were often lofty, idealistic and not well thought through. I now find it much better to let the excitement wear off, sit down and quietly consider my shot list for the year ahead.
Last year was special, different to most and the year ahead is likely to present a few more surprises. With this in mind, we invite you to consider dividing your year up into something that doesn't change (well, not dramatically)...the weather.
Typically, the weather, categorised by seasons, dictates our moods, our activities, our food, our drinks, our work program, even our friends, colleagues.
So this year split your year ahead up into seasons. Seasons helps us to focus on nature and ideally the activities we can do out in nature.
Wellteam programs have great hacks/tools to guide you to consider who you are and how you'll spend your time ahead.
Please, engage with your purpose and in the meantime...
...try this simple exercise:
- Take out a blank page of paper and write at the top of the page "Shot list for 2021".
- Divide your page up into the four seasons or quarters of the year
- Write in each season 2-3 things that will make you excited, happy, fulfilled (your YEAH! moments)
- Ensure each point is clearly defined so you can say you achieved it. Avoid 'meditate daily' style goals - if you miss one day, you've failed. Set yourself up to succeed. Use the SMART framework (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant (to you), Time bound).
FOR EXTRA VALUE: Find a photo that represents the image that you'll take when you achieve each of your YEAH moments. Store that image. We want you to share that image with us when you achieve it.
Remember, life is short, shorter than we imagine so don't delay.
To really optimise your year, ensure you put a movement based goal or event in each quarter. Nothing holds you to account for exercise goals better than an event with others.
Post your event goals below or just the photos (your shot list images). We'd love to hear what you're planning on this quarter and this year.
Do what you can, where you are, with what you've got.
Troy and the Wellteam Crew.
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