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Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbHI love January. Everything about it makes me happy.

The beach, the summer nights, the bbq’s but mostly the intention.

Everyone around me is talking about their plans for the year, posting about their resolutions on social media, people are motivated towards change.

Mostly me.

Some people are anti- new years resolution grinches. You can see it in their eyes when people start to talk about their goals and dreams for the year. I find people become scroogey with their new year preparations when they have had many years of failed attempts at bringing change into their daily lives.

I have found the main reason in my past I have failed in my attempts at daily change, is that the reason for the change was never compelling enough to overcome the habit that had been formed.

That is why I love the theme of purpose this month for kinwomen.

To bring change into our daily lives, we need to find the why before the how. We need to know the reason for the necessity of the change, to bring motivation to overcome the intensity of the old routine.

Change needs to be done on purpose. Not based in negative emotions or overwhelmingly unattainable goals, we need to piece by piece deconstruct the why and then rebuild the how.

Most years at the beginning of a new year, I take time to ask myself the following questions: Change Reflection Pages

What I love about this process is it starts with what is going well in my world. Not all the things I want to change and what has gone wrong.

Also these pages focus on the why.

What is my contribution? (who am I impacting?)

Who is my community? (the people who essentially will help you overcome your fears and habits.)

What is my personal culture? (what are the things I do daily that maybe inhibit change, or promote  change in my daily life?)

What is my character? (are their downfalls in my character that continually bring the negativity in my world?)

If you are struggling to start the year with purpose, maybe these change reflection sheets will help you. You can click on the link and print them off and fill them in.

I’d love to hear from you, if you want to change, email me on amanda@capture30days.com

Happy New Year friends.

I truly believe this has the potential to be our best year yet!

Amanda Viviers

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About Amanda

Amanda Viviers has published ten books and is a presenter on radio across New Zealand and Australia. She is also the co-founder of Kinwomen; a network created to inspire women to start conversations that matter. Head of Narrative for Compassion Australia, she is driven by a passion for social justice, she loves supporting projects for women in developing countries. Teaching women to live creative lives, beyond the circumstances, is something she pursues daily. Wife of Charl and Mum of Maximus and Liberty, she lives a creative life, longing to see people live inspired. Pinterest/ Twitter/ @Mandaviviers Instagram: @amandaviviers Facebook: @amandaviviersperth

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