Celebrate the New YOU! How? With A Soul-Spa Day!
For several years I’ve made it a practice to “unplug to plug in” on the first day of the year.
Since I haven’t celebrated New Year’s Eve by leaving my home for decades, it’s easy to wake with a sense of excitement, enthusiasm and expectancy! And for the first time, I’m dancing with 400 of my closest friends that night.
I read somewhere and now believe, that whatever you do, say or think that first day sets a tone and template for the year. So, I’ve tried to include as many positive, happy things as possible to do on the list below.
My Soul-Spa Day lasts until about noon–since it started at 4:30 am– and then I’m off for lunch with friends and family. I definitely want seeing loved ones and eating out somewhere fun to be continued many, many times in 2017.
|Visionary sister, Ingrid, luxuriating in a Bali spa on my VisionQuest, 2009|
Step Two: For New Year’s Eve start shifting your energies by:
Eating a different food for dinner with someone you’d never thought of asking for dinner or just cooking something new.
Step Three: For January 1, YOUR SOUL-SPA DAY ™:
Start your New YOU Year by pampering your soul and…
Writing in a new journal with a new pen; why write in something from the past or with an old pen? My favorite journal is the $2.00, magnetic flapped and lined one from a Dollar Store. (I fill one a month.) Favorite pen? The bold, Pilot G-2 (10) for it’s flow; it’s also made here in Florida where I live.
Meditating in silence or walking to check out the sunrise. My favorite meditation music is Dr. Wayne Dyer’s “I AM Wishes Fulfilled.” He called it “the most powerful meditation on the planet!”
Praying by song, chant, or dance.
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Creating a Master Gratitude List for 2016 *AND* an Always Advance Appreciation List for 2017 (AAA List.)
The second and final gratitude list to wrap up the Soul-Spa Day is writing the Always Advance Appreciation List –or the AAA List— this intentionally pre-paves the year with all that I seek to BE and to DO.
Now, after all these wonder-full activities, I think I need a massage! How about you? Too bad that, Susan, my ahhh-mazing massage therapist is taking her own Soul-Spa Day. Or that Palm Springs isn’t closer to St. Petersburg so that I could get a massage from friend and writing sister, Kim Brandi Baldwin.
Step Four: Celebrate YOU and your start to a very Happy, Healthy & Prosperous 2017!
P.S. And what better way to do this than to join me and 9 other women messengers and entrepeneurs at the all-inclusive Treasure Island Beach Writer’s Rereat?
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