New Beginnings: What will You Do Differently This Year?

The beginning of a new year is a great time to think about what you will do differently in the coming year. I love the image of a butterfly as it makes me realize I CAN reinvent myself in some ways, and the start of a new year is an optimal time to do this. 2017 is a particularly special year, as according to numerology, it is the first year of a 9-year cycle. This means that what do you in 2017 sets the path for the following 8 years. I am excited and rejuvenated thinking about what I am going to do differently this year! What will support me to awaken each day with a smile on my face and a song in my heart?

Here’s what I plan to do differently this year (in my life and in my work).

  • More “being” – open to possibilities, and to listening to the messages I receive
  • More “receiving” – self-nurturing; taking time for myself doing things I enjoy
  • More adventure – sleeping on a sailboat and taking a trip to Europe or Asia with my Sweetie
  • More time in nature
  • More cycling
  • More video
  • More speaking “gigs”
  • New/Updated website
  • More leverage in my business
  • More writing – perhaps start my memoir?

What would you like to do differently this year?

Take a few moments to ground yourself and get present. Write down the question above, and the responses that come to you. Try to stay in your body and write from your “heart” instead of your head. When you finish writing, go through each statement, say it aloud, and notice how your body responds to it. I suggest only including things that excite you, and will support you to awaken each day with a smile on your face, and a song in your heart.

I’d love to hear what exciting plans you have for 2017! Feel free to share them and your comments below. I appreciate you sharing the post with others.

 



  • Comments 20

    1. Cynthia Lang
      January 9, 2017

      Regarding writing – a journal or diary is wonderful therapy! Reliving the moments from each day that have pleased you, given you happiness, or made you think…

      As we get older, self-nurturing is so important; celebrate you! I like to think that what we considered play in our youth is actually strengthening in our older years. Learn to love yourself and pamper yourself, enjoy as much as life can offer you. There are enough stressful moments, that sap your strength. Gearing up for those helps you to get through them, beyond them, and toward other good times.

      And work on those relationships; people matter. If you have mass, you matter!

      1. pam
        January 9, 2017

        Hi Cynthia, So true! Writing is “wonderful therapy”. I love your suggestions and recommendations! Thanks for sharing your wisdom. Warm Regards, Pam

    2. Theresia
      January 11, 2017

      Great post, thank you so much. What I would like to do differently this year, this is a more conversation with my author friends; more public speaking in English. I think these are needed in my life and in my business.

      1. pam
        January 11, 2017

        Happy to hear you enjoyed the post Theresia. Writing and sharing with author friends is fun! Good luck with your public speaking. You may wish to check out Hugh Culver and his Business of Speaking School if you plan to work on Public Speaking and integrating it into your business. Here’s the link: http://hughculver.com/speakerkit/

    3. Lira Kay
      January 11, 2017

      Thank you Pam for a question. I will slow down. I already feel better lighter and deeper by just acknowledging my decision.

      1. pam
        January 11, 2017

        My pleasure Lira. I’m happy the question inspired you to slow down. We often teach what we need to learn 🙂

    4. Debra Oakland
      January 11, 2017

      Sounds like you are going to have a fabulous 2017 Pam! I feel a new cycle beginning in my life and life with my husband. We have put the wheels into motion for several projects around the world. 2017 and beyond is about reaping the rewards and continuing projects that are for the highest and greatest good for all life. This year is about love, community, gratitude, abundance and peace. I look forward to this next phase of our lives!

      1. pam
        January 11, 2017

        Yes I plan to Debra 🙂 ! Your 2017 and beyond sound really exciting! Such a heart-centered focus. Enjoy!

    5. Barb Parcells
      January 11, 2017

      This year I decided to not make any plans. Instead, I am going to start each day with, “What can I do today that will make me happy and feel like I’ve made a difference?” Then I will do that. Even after only 11 days into the new year, it feels like the right decision.

      1. pam
        January 11, 2017

        Cool! I love your new approach Barb. Good for you for following your heart. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    6. Jill Celeste
      January 11, 2017

      I love the butterfly metaphor too. My theme for 2017 is “tribe,” and I am dedicated to attracting more people to my tribe, and loving each one with all my heart. Sending you wonderful wishes for this new year! xoxo

      1. pam
        January 11, 2017

        Hi Jill, Great! What wonderful plans you have for 2017. Enjoy!

    7. Lea Tran
      January 11, 2017

      Yes, Pam! You’ve totally got this 🙂 Looking forward to hearing about all of your successes in 2017.

      1. pam
        January 11, 2017

        Hi Lea, Thanks for your kind words of support. 2017 feels like it’s going to be an amazing year for us all!

    8. Suzie Cheel
      January 12, 2017

      I love you list and I will join you in the following
      More “being” – open to possibilities, and to listening to the messages I receive
      More “receiving” – self-nurturing; taking time for myself doing things I enjoy
      More adventure – get back into travel
      More video
      More speaking “gigs”
      More leverage in my business
      More writing – finish my book Lucky To Be Alive: How I Used the Law of Attraction and the Power of Self-Love to Save My Life and refresh emergings thank you

      1. pam
        January 12, 2017

        Hi Suzie, Happy you resonated with my list. Thanks for sharing all the great things you plan to do differently in 2017. You GO Girl!

    9. Mihaela Lica Butler
      January 12, 2017

      I will definitely eat better and start working out. As far as my profession goes, we have plans to open an office in Greece, so I guess it is something different… Quite a challenging year!

      1. pam
        January 12, 2017

        Hi Michaela, Good for you! Your plan for Greece sounds exciting! Best of luck with everything.Try experiencing it all as an adventure 🙂

    10. Peggy
      January 12, 2017

      HI Pam!

      My theme for 2017 is Uncomplicated. To be at ease, look for ways to slow down, simplicity. I intend to read more, carve out time for stillness and silence, spend more time on my yoga mat, publish my next book of poems, paint, and crochet. I’ve opened up an etsy shop for my creations and the one thing I plan on doing is creating a more professional look. My images need to be a bit more professional looking in my opinion.

      Here’s to a beautiful year ahead for you!!

      1. pam
        January 12, 2017

        Hi Peggy, What a great theme! Sounds like a self-nurturing year with lots of creative activities. Your etsy shop sounds exciting. Best of luck with that. Thanks for your kind wishes. You have a wonderful year as well!

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