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A Free Exercise to Help You Prepare for a Fulfilling New Year

Happy New Year! 

As we say good bye to a year that taught us the value of slowing down and stretched us in ways most of us hadn’t experienced before, it’s a good time to think about what you want to do in 2021, the year we put the pandemic behind us (knock on wood). 

I’m not a huge fan of New Years resolutions. But I do believe in the power of intention. Identifying what you want is the first step towards attracting it to your life. 

As you kick off the New Year, carve out about one hour of dedicated, relaxing time to become intentional about your year ahead by answering the questions below. This exercise was adopted from yearcompass.

I recommend copying and pasting the below questions in an application that will allow you to type your answers (except the first question- do try drawing if the mood strikes you!).

Here’s to a New Year and a New, Happier, More Fulfilled You!

The Year Ahead- Planning for a Fulfilling 2021

  1. Dare to Dream Big

What does the year ahead look like?  Why will it be great?  What would happen in an ideal world?  Write, draw, let go of expectations and dare to dream.

2. This is What My Next Year Will Be About

Define the most important aspects of the next year in the following areas.  Which events will be the most important? Summarize briefly.

Personal Life and Family

Belongings (home, objects)

Friends, Community



Work, Studies, Profession,

Relaxation, Hobbies, Creativity

Health, Fitness

Emotional, Spritual

Bucket List

3. Magical Triplets for the Year Ahead

I will love these three things about myself:

I am ready to let go of these three things:

I want to achieve these three things the most:

These three people will be my pillars during rough times:

I will dare to discover these three things:

I will have the power to say no to these three things:

I will make my surroundings cozy with these three things:

I will do these three things every morning:

I will pamper myself with these three things regularly:

I will visit these three places:

I will connect with my loved ones in these three ways:

I will reward my successes with these three presents:

4. Six Sentences About My Next Year

This year, I will not procastinate any more over:

This year, I will draw the most energy from:

This year, I will be bravest when:

This year, I will say yes when:

This year, I advise myself to:

This year will be special for me because:

5. My Word for the Year Ahead

Pick a word to symbolize and define this new year.  You can look at this word if you need some extra energy, so you remember not to give up on your dreams:

6. Secret Wish

Unleash your mind.  What is your secret wish for this year?


I believe anything is possible this year.



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