As 2016 comes to a close and you get ready to enter 2017 use this time to reflect on all that you have accomplished in 2016 and envision what you want to accomplish for this upcoming new year.
You may want to do this by getting a piece of paper and writing down your three most proud moments for 2016. Think why they made you proud, how much hard work they took you, what you gained from these areas and so on. Reflecting on what you have accomplished can be helpful in making you realize how far you have come. Sometimes we don't stop to give ourselves enough credit, instead always focusing on the next step or goal to accomplish.
Next, write down 3 areas you would have liked to have spent more time on in 2016 and reasons why. Perhaps you have been meaning to start a blog for your business, and it's something you haven't done. Think of reasons why you want a blog in the first place, and write those thoughts down. If the reasons you write down still resonate with you, set the intention to focus on and accomplish this in 2017. Write down three ways in which you can accomplish each intention you set for yourself- Whether it be something you would have liked to accomplish in 2016, or something new. Your intentions can be anything from giving yourself me-time for 15 minutes each day to starting your own business.
Often New Year's Resolutions fail because we don't spend time asking ourselves such questions, like why we want to achieve something and how we are going to achieve it. By diving deeper and setting intentions that resonate with you, you are more likely to stick to these and achieve the goals you have set forth for yourself. The end of the year, and beginning of a new one is a great time to reflect how far you have come, and align your goals for 2017 with the life you envision. You can even make this more spiritual by using sage to clear your space and meditating before you reflect on 2016 and set intentions for 2017. Sit with your 2017 intentions, and visualize accomplishing them, and then go out and do what it takes to set your intentions into motion, and into reality.
Now, let's talk Conscious Kombucha Mocktails. While, we often associate the holidays, and especially New Year's Eve with alcohol, it certainly doesn't have to have it. And who knows, it may be funner to go into the New Year with a clear head and clear intentions for what you want from 2017, right? Plus abstaining from alcohol is better for your brain, skin, and liver (plus more). So with that said, here is my favorite mocktail recipe. Full of festive spices like cinnamon and ginger, and bubbles to make you feel like you are sipping on something "fancy".