It’s been one crazy-town year for all of us and I hope that you had a good one and if it has been challenging in any way I hope that you can enjoy some time off with friends and family and you can make a decision in January to create a ReSet.
I designed this Musicians Refresh Excercise to help you end the year right!!
I have created a little reset exercise to help you do just this…
This is designed to help you to take a step back and take stock of your success and remember the good moments of 2017.
If you are already planning for new goals in 2018 that’s great but first – pause and take a breath and take stock of the moments that you are proud of, no matter how small and acknowledge yourself for them.
Think about this…
What in the last year are you most proud of overall?
What in the last year are you most proud of in your music career?
Did you set out to achieve something but perhaps you missed your mark?
What wonderful things happened for you?
What unexpected things happened to you?
It’s time to take stock.
Here’s something that you can quickly do to help yourself reflect on the year that’s almost behind us and set yourself up for the new year ahead
Grab a pen or paper or open a new fresh doc and write:
Musician’s Refresh Exercise
STEP 1: Write 10 Positive Things
We are going to start with the Positive things to train your brain to remember the good things – you must write at least 10 (if you can write more do it!)
For each one write WHY you are happy and or proud of this to explain to your subconscious the reason why
10 Things I’m happy/ proud of that I achieved within the last 12 months that are music related (or family, friends, health-related) are:
1- 10. I’m Happy / Proud of this because…. Do this 10 times!
STEP 2: Things That Threw Me Off
Yes it happens to us all, write the things that slowed you down or stopped you…
Write what you want to clear away and out of your head. If you are holding on to the things you “should” have done or regretted the things you didn’t get to, or the things you might have made yourself wrong for… write these down!
Notice I’m not giving you 1-10 here – the amount is up to you. It can be ONE thing only.
Bonus: Write what you learned from these things to show yourself that everything happens for a reason.
Now…It’s time to forgive yourself so that you can start out with a whole new clean slate for the new year.
STEP 3: Write Down 10 Things (or more) That You’re Grateful For
(it can be as small as coffee in the mornings or as big as your child, spouse or mom)
I believe that when we come from a place of gratitude our creativity flows in a much more productive way. And again say why:
I’m grateful for__________________ Because___________________ (Do This 10X!)
STEP 4: Tear Out Of Your Notebook Or Print Out STEPS 1 & 3
Hang them or tuck them where you can see them and revisit them as often as possible till you have them memorized.
If you are into this kind of thing post on a wall proudly displayed in your office or studio.
If you are not into posting stuff or this makes you feel too woo–woo, place them in the back of a journal or in an envelope and write your name on it and store it somewhere where you can read these often.
STEP 5: Print Out STEP 2 And get RID of it!
A few suggestions:
Or tear it into teeny pieces and put them in the trash
Or burn them in the fireplace this holiday season!
I wish you a joyous holiday season filled with love, reminders of success and gratitude.
And here’s to a Fresh 2018!
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