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Thursday, January 08, 2015

tranquilosophy: week 1

This complimentary program is a way for us to stay motivated and engaged in 2015. Each week I'll send inspiration your way via these Love Notes.

To find support, join the private Facebook group designed to create community and call in to the seasonal Tranquilosophy podcasts to connect live. Last week's "New Year, New You" seasonal podcast recording is available.

This is my gift to you. Thank you for reading, listening, and supporting Tranquility du Jour.

Week 1: Let it Percolate

Ready to dream up big adventures for 2015? Ok, maybe once you get through your inbox?

Returning to routine after the holiday festivities can feel, well, less than tranquil.

No more homemade cookies covered with sprinkles, invites to festive parties, or anticipation of time off with loved ones.

I believe the first Monday post-twinkle light-infused hollydaze is one of the hardest days to acclimate.

That's why we're launching this program today. To inspire a different way of starting the new year. Slowly and intentionally.

Allow your dreams for 2015 to percolate. There's no rush to plan the perfect resolutions, get in shape, or to figure out your life plan. I like to use "reflection, intention, action" as my road map for looking ahead.

Reflection: Take a few hours or days to reflect on highlights and lessons learned in 2014. Note what transpired throughout the year. Look through your journal, planner, or photos to insight recollections of forgotten adventures.

Intention: Upon review of 2014, what stands out as an overarching theme that you'd like to carry into 2015? It may be a word, an image, a phrase, or a quote. Write it down and display it where you'll see it regularly. Use this word to assist with decision making, planning, and beyond. Does the action you're considering align with your year's intention? If not, it may help you say "yes" or "no" with confidence.

Action: Spend time settling back into a routine sans travel, family, and Santa. Notice what wants attention. Is your body in need of more movement? Sign up for yoga classes. Is your creative side feeling neglected? Spend time with your art journal. Is your home in disarray from holiday decor? Schedule a cathartic decluttering session {which I did all weekend and documented here}. Take micromovements forward one tiny step at a time.

Choose consciously. Create the small changes you crave. Listen deeply to the longings within. Let's make 2015 a year full of experiences and give them proper time and space to percolate.

What do you feel brewing within? Share in our Facebook group and watch for Week 2 of 52 Weeks of Tranquility delivered to your inbox next week. Bisous. x

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