OK – we are two weeks into 2016 and for many the reality of the new year is just sinking in and the other sinking feeling is that oops! We still haven’t started do do / think / plan for it!
IT IS NOT TOO LATE!!!
So if you missed the wonderful ‘lull’ between Christmas and the New Year and are just starting NOW, one idea may be to do some reflection linked with projection so that you can still start within the first month and write the year YOU want.
I started two maps at the same time. I use a hand drawn one for my reflection map and the computer one for my projection map, I like to do the projection map on the computer, so I can add to it as the year goes by and ‘life’ happens!
First go month by month through your diary / work calendar / electronic calendar and remind yourself what happened and note anything of significance on your reflection map. Decide on your main branches, this year mine were: Family/friends; my business; the home; me and specially loving things. At the same time I started my projection map, my starting branches were: home projects; things to achieve; things to explore; fun stuff; family/friends and beingness (physical & mental). Here is a blank example for you:
I then hopped back and forth. I started with some projections as they had been inspired by conversation with some dinner guests the night before and then went into reflection as some of the things I had (or had not) achieved in the past year, influenced what I wanted to project into the coming year.
The projection map will be put where I can see it daily as I find there is great power in a map to drive your brain to focus and achieve. I wish you a wonderfully satisfying and JOY-filled 2016!
I show my maps as an example and I hope to inspire you as they are such fun to do!