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My Proven Method to Create an Abundant Life Through a New Year Reset


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Have you ever found yourself on a quiet evening, just before the New Year, sipping your favorite beverage and gazing out the window? The world outside seems to be at a standstill, yet inside, your mind races with thoughts of the year that's about to unfold.


This moment often becomes a reflection point - a time when you ponder your life journey, your triumphs, and the challenges that have shaped you. Perhaps you find yourself standing at a crossroads, questioning if the direction you're heading aligns with your deepest values and aspirations. Are you yearning for change but uncertain where to start? You're not alone in this journey.


It's in these quiet moments that you realize the power of a New Year Reset - not just a time to make resolutions that fade with the winter snow, but an opportunity to recalibrate your life, align with your core values, and embark on a path that leads to true fulfillment and an abundant life.


This post is crafted to guide you through a process of self-discovery and transformation, offering practical steps to make this new year a truly transformative one. You'll learn to identify and foster an abundant mindset, setting the stage for a year rich with purpose, joy, and meaningful achievements.


Step 1: Find Your Guiding Word


For many, including myself, the new year brings an opportunity for a 'RESET' – a chance to recalibrate our lives and focus on what truly matters. I don’t know if you do this, but for at least the past 10 years I have prayed that God would give me a WORD for that year. I think of my ‘one word’ as the theme that will inform my mindset for each day.


“Glory” was my word for 2023.


“In the same way let your light shine before others so that they may see your good works and give glory to your father who is in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16

What I already believe is that my life exists to display His glory.  The more He increases in me, the more His glory (and grace) shines through me.


I believe that’s what all of us who trust Jesus are here for and it’s why I’m so passionate about helping people discover their significance and purpose. We are created in His image and each of us carry a piece of Him no one else has. When we are living aligned with our unique design, our lives display His glory.


As you journey into 2024, I invite you to join me in this reflective exercise. What word or intention will be your compass on this new year reset? How will it inspire you to live each day with purpose and passion?


Step 2: Cultivate an Abundant Mindset


The foundation of an abundant life is a mindset rooted in positivity and resilience. As you launch into the New Year, really work on your attitude or mindset. Every single morning, you have a choice in how you will approach the day before you…with enthusiasm and curiosity or with mindless complacency. 


You know living the abundant life starts with having an abundant mindset. That means you embrace the hard as you look for the good. Life will continue to challenge you and that’s ok. You grow through these challenges and develop the resilience to become all God is calling you to.


An abundant mindset involves:

  • Embracing Challenges: Viewing obstacles not as hindrances but as stepping stones to personal growth.

  • Seeking the Good: Actively looking for positives in every situation, cultivating gratitude and optimism.

  • Learning and Growing Continuously: Committing to personal development and embracing life-long learning.



My point is a simple one. Each day is a blank page…you are the author. The pen is in your hand. You are writing your story every day with the choices you make. 


This coming year, let’s continue to link arms as we practice the beliefs and actions that enable us to live with a victorious mindset.  Looking for the “good” or the blessings along the way stirs your faith and hope. Immanuel, God With Us, is the ongoing “good” you can count on every hard, challenging, sweet, peaceful moment that lies ahead.


One year from now, what would you love to say about who you became and what you experienced in 2024?


Step 3: Uncover Joy in Your New Year Reset


Embarking on a 'New Year Reset' is about more than setting goals; it's about creating a life filled with joy and fulfillment. Here are five steps to guide you:


  • Let Go of Minor Stresses: Focus on what truly matters, releasing trivial worries.

  • Create Memorable Moments: Cherish time with loved ones and make lasting memories.

  • Honor Traditions, Old and New: Keep the flame of treasured customs alive and be open to creating new ones.

  • Capture Joyful Moments: Document the laughter, the love, and everything that brings contentment.

  • Gratitude for Life's Gift: Take a moment to thank God for the blessings and the hope offered through His love and grace.



Implementing these steps can help you live the abundant life that God has for you. They foster an environment where joy blossoms, where every moment is treasured, and where gratitude becomes a daily practice. This holistic approach ensures that your 'New Year Reset' is not just a fleeting resolution but a sustainable pathway to a richer, more fulfilling life.


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As you journey through this year, remember that each step you take is a stride toward a life of abundance and joy. Embrace the present, cherish the memories, and keep moving forward with a heart full of hope and a spirit of resilience. For guidance on your path to an abundant life, schedule a complimentary call with me. Together, let's make 2024 a year of growth, joy, and abundant living.


 

Join the free community of positivity, encouragement, and tips for creating an ABUNDANT LIFE! It all begins with choosing the right thoughts and creating the right habits to live a life of abundance. I'm Dr. Richelle, an Abundant Life and Business Coach, and I am passionate about helping people become happier, healthier, and purpose-led by developing a healthy relationship with themselves, others, and God.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Richelle Hoekstra-Anderson is an Abundant Life and Business Coach. Her coaching utilizes a variety of tools to help you gain clarity on how you are designed for significance. When you come to understand and appreciate your unique design, you create the mindset to help you meet current challenges and live an abundant life. Ultimately, you gain new insight and learn the skills needed to create a confident life of peace, balance, and joy.

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