It's that time of year! We either dread it or look at it as a fresh start. Time to make our New Year's Resolutions! This year I'd like to welcome you on a journey with me. Rather than making a list of life changes that require radical efforts, how about "taste testing" a variety of areas of personal growth? Each month we will be reflecting and acting upon a different area and making small, concrete actions towards growth each week. Take a look at what we have in store:
January: Financial Stability
February: Healthy Eating
March: Cleaning and Organization
April: Social Connection
June: Self Care
July: Time for Play
August: Creative Expression
October: Brain Power
November: Acts of Service
Each week during the month you will be asked to do one small action towards the designated life area. We will encourage small, easily achievable goals with a high chance for success. The idea is that getting a taste of reaching the goal in a small way will encourage us to keep some of these goals up throughout the year.
And I have several ways to support you on this journey. First, at the beginning of the month I will post possible small actions for the designated life area. I'm hoping others will add their input as well. Secondly, each Sunday we will be holding a "Goal Gear Up" session in the Education room of the Friends in Healing Chat rooms at 6 pm CST time. Not only a time to discuss your monthly activity, you can discuss any personal goals for the week, get encouragement, and perhaps even a little advice thrown in!
Now what is this "kaizen"????? Kaizen is the japanese word for continuous improvement. Mainly used as a productivity process in business, we are going to use tools and strategies from kaizen to our personal goals. Each Wednesday, I'll be posting ideas and strategies from a variety of kaizen resources.. beginning with