Well, I don’t know about you, but the end of 2014 went by with a flourish. So here we are, January of 2015, a new year, new beginnings, new promises, new resolutions.
Yes, it’s the month of People Magazine’s biggest losers. I’ve posted articles about organizing, staging, and new design projects. As I have been researching new trends for 2015, I came across a great article from Forbes by Kathy Caprino. So for this blog, I’m adding her seven questions to ask yourself for your theme you would like to focus on for 2015 (myself included). Other than eating healthy, diet and exercise (which is a given and a struggle for me every year after coming down from a sugar coma over the holidays).
Not that I consider myself a “deep thinker”, but no matter where you are in your life, age, etc. I don’t think it hurts to have a plan (for those who know me, I’m all over plans!). This especially hits home for me as I watch our children moving forward onto different phases of their lives: first jobs, grad school choices, under grad choices, major choices, (can you sense a theme here?) and lastly our “Empty Nest Syndrome”, which is getting closer. Whether it’s your career, where you are in life, family, etc., I think these are great questions to come up with a great theme/plan for the year.
Here are seven critical questions to ask yourself that will help you choose the best theme for your life going forward and identify clearly what you want to focus on in 2015:
1. What do you care about the most in life – from everything you read, hear, watch and attend to?
2. What agitates you most in the world that you desperately long to transform or improve?
3. What do you want to accentuate, amplify and build on in your life?
4. What key words describe the people you find most inspiring, impressive, compelling?
5. What do all your dreams for the future have in common – the critical threads and recurring patterns?
6. What is the most outlandishly wonderful fantasy you have for your life, and why would that bring you so much happiness?
7. Now, who do you really want to become in 2015?