De-Stress & Manifest Your New Year’s Resolutions


You’ve made your yearly New Year’s resolutions and rung in the new year and now it’s time to make those resolutions into reality. The following is a 3 step plan for manifesting your goals that I devised based on my own experiences. Last year I finally got my life coach certification and I am hoping to use this simple 3 step plan this year when I start working with clients. It has worked remarkably well for me and I believe that it will work for others as well.

Ideally, you will do this program over a period of three weeks. You might want to work at it longer if you find yourself with large amounts of stress to work through or lots of things to let go of. Or you might want to breeze through one of the steps if you feel you are sufficiently calm and focused or if you are someone who can easily put things in behind you.

De-stress – I believe that before you can even think about manifesting your goals you have to let go of as much stress in your life as you possibly can. Does this mean that you need to be in a place where everything in your life is perfect? Of course not. It just means that you are clear headed and focused enough to face the things that life throws at you without them throwing you off balance. The best way that I have found to do this is through daily meditation or prayer. You may also want to use the time you have set aside for this phase to get a massage, rearrange your surroundings in a more calming way or explore the use of aromatherapy to achieve a certain mood.

Let Go– Now that your mind is calm and clear it’s time to let go of the things that might be holding you back from achieving your goals. Take this week to focus on any events or self-limiting thoughts that might be keeping you from moving forward. Write them down in a small notebook throughout the week. At the end of the week, or whenever you feel ready, create a small personal ritual for yourself and let these things go. It can be as simple as writing them down on a piece of paper and burning the piece of paper or flushing it down the toilet. It doesn’t have to be elaborate, just some kind of physical act so that you can feel or see the things that are holding you back disappear.

Manifest –Now that you are clearheaded and have removed the mental barriers to achieving your goals, it’s time to write those goals out and formulate a way to make them happen. When you are writing down your goals make sure that they meet the S.M.A.R.T goal criteria. If you have already written your goals out then now is a good time to revise them to ensure they meet the S.M.A.R.T. criteria. S.M.A.R.T. goal setting is a tool often found in work or educational settings. It stands for Specific, Measurable, Action-Oriented, Realistic and Time Bound.

Now that your goals are S.M.A.R.T. it’s time to make a list of the steps you will need to take to reach these goals. If you’re goals follow the S.M.A.R.T. model this should be easy since they will already set a kind of outline for reaching your goals and time frame in which you wish to achieve them.

With your goals in hand and your mind stress free and clear you will be well on your way to manifesting what you desire. The key now is to stick with it. Find a meditation that is oriented towards focusing on your goals or say a daily prayer to remind you of your goal. Share your goals with a friend who will check in with you occasionally to make sure you’re on the right track.

I hope this easy plan helps you out with setting and keeping your resolutions. I will be taking on a limited number of clients this year, either for free or on trade, in order to hone my life coaching skills so if you are interested in getting some help achieving your goals please send me an email at and let’s work something out. Make this the year that you keep your resolutions! Happy New Year!



About chelsea

Chelsea is mama to 4 year old Will and partner to her oilfield man and best friend of 16 years, Jacob. She splits her time between the family’s camper in the North Dakota Oil Patch and a small urban homestead in Kentucky. Chelsea writes about the family’s camper adventures at She is a batik artist and loves teaching others about the art of batik at She can also be found working on her other sites and In her moments of spare time she enjoys knitting, sewing and gardening.

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