Before I always made some New Years resolutions and I have learned that the most ones didn’t work.
The “Old school resolutions” tend to be general and vague—things like “lose some weight” or “be healthier.” But often, we don’t really set powerful intentions for what we want to experience, feel, and live. And rarely do we put an effective plan in place to make it happen. That’s why so many people end up dropping their resolutions before ever seeing the results they want.
Here you’ll have some powerful rituals to help you manifest your dreams. It starts with getting honest about what you really want.
Before you list the same goals you set every year, take a moment, put your hand on your heart, and ask yourself what you really want and don’t let anyone else influence your desires.
This “ritual” is less spiritual, more practical, but still super-important. If you want to be successful at anything, make a plan. I’m a huge fan of going with the flow. But having a plan with small steps that you can take every day increases your chances of success.
Break that goal down into smaller steps that you’ll take throughout the year. So every three months, what do you need to have accomplished? Write down each step. Then break those quarterly goals down even further, into the steps you need to take each month, each week, and each day.
This power statement will help you keep your thoughts and emotions positive and focused on your dreams. Affirmations raise your vibes and help you manifest quickly and powerfully.
It’s simple. Start with the words, “I am,” then the sentence by describing the life you want. For example, “I am healthy and make good choices for my body.” “I am in love.” “I am in a fulfilling relationship.” “I am in a career I love.” Your turn!
It’s vision board time! Choose a space in your home that you will see every day. Place any images or objects that help you visualize yourself as already living the life you want in this space. This makes your dreams sacred, and, like affirmations, it helps raise your vibes and attract your desires. Don’t forget to put your affirmation on it!
Look around you. What in your current environment, or lifestyle, is keeping you from your dreams? Clear away the clutter that reminds you of the “old you” and fill your space with things that welcome and honor the “new you.” You get the idea. Bonus points for lighting up the sage and smudging that old energy away.
This is a perfect time to start meditating. Meditation helps you declutter your mind and release old thought patterns. Your ego gets quieter, and your affirmations get louder.
Your first entry? All the amazing things you’ve already accomplished! Celebrate every win—big or small—that got you to where you are today. Keeping a daily gratitude journal is a very powerful and joyful way to do just that.
Once you do all of the above, you’ll have lots of energy and momentum toward your goals. Now it’s time to harness that energy before it dissipates and the enthusiasm abates.
So, check your daily action plan. What is one thing you can do today to work toward your goals? If this feels daunting, take one step a day for the next 11 days, and then see how you feel.
I hope this serves you well and you can manifest your dreams. Feel free to come back to it every year or whenever you have a major manifesting goal. I wish you great success and a happy New Year!