It’s been one crazy-town year for all of us and I hope that you had a good one. If it has been challenging in any way, I hope that you can enjoy some time off with friends and family, and make a decision in January to create a ReSet.
I designed this Musicians Reset Exercise to help you end the year right!
I have created this little reset exercise to help you do just that…
This is designed to help you to take a step back, take stock of your success, and remember the good moments of 2018.
If you are already planning for new goals in 2019, that’s great, but first – pause, take a breath, and reflect on 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 a reset exercise 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 and paper or open a new fresh doc and write:
Musician’s Reset Exercise
STEP 1: Write 10 Positive Things
We are going to start with the positivity 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/proud of this to explain it to your subconscious.
STEP 2: Things That Threw Me Off
Yes – it happens to us all. Write about the things that slowed you down or stopped you…
Write what you want to clear out of your head. If you are holding on to the things you “should” have done, or regretting the things you didn’t get to, or the things you might have done wrong… write them down!
Notice I’m not giving you 1-10 here – the amount is up to you. It can be ONE thing only if that’s how you feel.
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 the new year with a clean slate.
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 easily 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. 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 tiny pieces and put it 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.