Abundant Thinking for 2017

As we enter a new calendar year, we're excited to try new things. And so, for the first time, we're sharing a note from a member of our community, Katia Verresen (an incredible executive coach), on cultivating abundant thinking.

Read below for a toolkit to powerfully shift your mindset to abundance. Speaking of starting the new year with a strong mindset, don't forget to join us for our weekly Tuesday sit in NYC. Extraordinary teacher Dr. Home Nyugen from the MindKind Institute leads us at...drumroll please...the stunning penthouse of The Standard, East Village. Click here to join us for the perfect start to 2017.

A message from Katia...

"Happy holidays! I wanted to share with you one of my favorite year-end rituals and how I use Abundant Thinking to complete my year. You may have heard of how unconscious bias warps our experience of reality. We weigh heavily negative events and more recent events more heavily, so at year end we don't have a realistic experience. What would it be like to review your year, gain lessons, empty your cup and feel ready to fill it back up with 2017? Here's where your bonus challenge comes in: you can leverage abundant thinking as you complete your year and benefit from the full 52 weeks you just had! So warm up the gratitude, take in the good and have self-compassion.  

Ready to play?

1. Go back to your photo stream and/or calendar starting January 2016. Be ready for “oh wow I forgot about that” or “that was really cool." Reviewing in this way allows you to fully appreciate all that you created and experienced. It empowers you to review with more neutrality.

2. Start to notice and take in the good as you complete these sentences:

Relationships I am grateful for....

Experiences I am grateful for: big and small...

What was meaningful for me this year was....

I am so proud of....

What I found challenging this year...

I overcame these challenges by...

What I learned about myself is (pro-tip: you'll leave the suffering in 2016 and take the power of your new gained wisdom into 2017)

New ideas and skills I developed - at minimum each of you can say “Abundant Thinking"

I'm excited about XYZ in 2017.... 
     And finally...

Based on 2016 what I take with me is...."

Did you answer the questions? How do you feel? Let us know!