What’s that, you say, someone found a theme for 2011 in yoga class? You’ve got to be kidding me. Shouldn’t that happen at a party with a few glasses of champagne?
Not necessarily. This year I tried something totally new and went to a yoga class on New Years Day to celebrate the beginning of a new year and leave the old year behind. I have to give big kudos to Sherry Zak of Halifax Yoga for leading an amazing class for 50 dedicated souls and helping us speak our theme for the new year in public and then let go of the past year with a tough flow class involving lots of sweat and more than a few sore muscles!
What’s all this got to do with organizing? A lot. Without a theme for the year it’s hard to set goals and without goals it’s hard to achieve anything important and even more difficult to decide how to use your time to fulfill your destiny in the way you truly desire.
Each year at this time, in preparation for a new beginning, I spend a day with my Mastermind Group setting goals and making commitments for the next year. This year we’ll be doing it online since we can’t get together in person. We’re spread from Calgary to Winnipeg to Sudbury to Toronto to Halifax and we’re so greatful for the technology which allows us to meet and to ‘see ‘ each other even though we’re not all in the same city.
In preparation for our planning session, I spent the rest of New Years day going through and getting rid of a huge pile of paper in my office (more to do tomorrow), giving away some odds and ends from the storage closet (while I was putting away the Christmas decorations), and clearing extra books from my bookcase.
Whew, that feels good . . . it really does! Now I’m truly ready to rock and roll into 2011 and can’t wait to come up with the plan for how I’m going to achieve my goals and fulfill my dreams for ‘freedom’ in the coming year. You should try it – go ahead . . . get organized! For the record, ‘getting organized’ was listed as the #4 new year’s resolution for 2011.