Posted by on Dec 18, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

As the year draws to an end I take my yoga/meditation students through their “Year in Review”.  Do you remember each year the media (television) going through events that occurred in the year, good and bad?  I suggest that the individual should do the same analysis for planning or goal setting for the coming year.

Here are some questions that should be asked:

  1. Were my goals for 2012 too big, achievable or were they unrealistic?
  2. Did I challenge myself?
  3. Did I make too many goals?


Set goals that are manageable, if you have a rather large goal, set smaller goals within the bigger goal/picture.  Sometimes a goal cannot be achieved in a year and needs to be broken up into manageable timelines.  Always be honest with yourself and be realistic in your goal setting.

If you fail don’t be hard on yourself, realise you did your best at the time.  Then:

  • Reassess the task;
  • reset; or,
  • abandon the task if it isn’t worthy of your attention; or,
  • be honest did you set enough time aside to complete the task; or
  • ask yourself do I need help?

Challenges: It is good to challenge yourself, in yoga the student is instructed to work within their comfort zone and then a little past that line of comfort.  Do the same with your goals, through challenges we grow.  If you didn’t set a goal or goals in 2012, think about setting some achievable ones in 2013 to strive towards.

The number of goals set: How many did you set in 2012?  If you made too many at first you will seem to be achieving your tasks but then it all becomes too much and they are left half done and few are achieved.  Set fewer goals and as you complete each goal, reward yourself, celebrate achievements, then set a few more goals.  Logically you’re wasting your valuable time and energy if your hearts not involved, “strive to do your best”.

Growth: Through reflection we can see our growth, areas of failure we can see where we need to improve strength or seek help, plan ahead and continue to grow.

We wish you well and hope “Your 2012 Year in Review” was a great one, if not then perhaps it was a good year and we hope 2013 will be a great year!

Best wishes,


18 December 2012



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