3 reasons to start planning 2017 – now | Conduit for Self-Healing

3 reasons to start planning 2017 – now Can I interrupt your holiday frenzy, for just a minute? I promise to make it worth your while! Hey, I know, this time of year can be crazy-making with all of the shopping and the planning and maybe even travelling. Perhaps this time of year is depressing for you and makes you just want to crawl under the covers. All of that can make you want to do anything except think about next year, right? I get it! But here are three really good reasons to start your 2017 planning now rather than after the holidays:   1) By January 1st, you’ll most likely feel like you’re running on only one cylinder. Am I right? Think back for a moment to New Year’s day of this year. You probably had just had a little bit of downtime. You partied the night before. If you’re anything like the Guttas Household you also had your fair share of the Vino. Just sayin’… 😉 How’d you feel? Did you feel energized and ready to run out and grab life by the horns? If you did, great! I’m proud of you! You can stop reading now. Let’s be honest here, for most of us, after even just a few days off it takes some time to get back up to speed again. Right? The brain can feel a little foggy and it can be hard to focus. Planning to take care of this most precious of tasks (this IS your life we’re talking about!) right after the holidays, and expecting to complete the process quickly,...

Do you want to be in the 1%? | Conduit for Self-Healing

Do you want to be in the 1%? Does it ever feel like moving towards your goals AND managing everything in your life is kind of like tapping your head with one hand and rubbing your stomach with the other at the same time?! Do you find yourself looking at your goals now, at the end of the year, and wondering “What happened?!” There are a lot of opinions out there about why you might fail in reaching your goals. Many of them I feel miss the mark, and here’s why – if you come at this process from only a left-brain approach, what you end up with is a list of goals or resolutions that feel like “shoulds” and “must-do’s”; much like the list of the top 3 goals we started talking about two weeks ago: “Lose weight.” “Save more, spend less.” “Pay down debt.” So far we’ve explored two of the three critical components to creating goals that you will actually DO. In case you missed them, they were: Your goals need to have an emotion or tangible feeling for how your life will be different as a result of having achieved that goal. Having an overriding theme for the year can act as a sort of guidepost as to where and what you put your energy into; and You need to have a real clarity and focus on what areas of your life you want to change, and then create your goals from that place. What feels out of whack or in need of a boost of energy in your world? What goals can you create...