January, we welcome you with open arms.

We’ve been gearing up for you for weeks now — with some big, bold plans!

Just like us, there’s no doubt you’ve already got a long list of gotta-dos and wanna-dos for the first month of 2016, but as always, we’re sharing with you five new activities to try in January, so why not consider adding any (or all) of them to your list too!


Create your 2016 vision board

January is the perfect season to plant the seeds for a successful 12 months ahead, and one of our favourite ways to do this is by creating a vision or inspiration board.

A vision board is a tried and tested visualisation tool that comes in the form of a carefully curated collection of all the key words and images that represent your dreams, goals — and ideal life.

It’s a fun, get-your-hands dirty, creative exercise that embraces the Law of Attraction and will not only help you set heartfelt and passion-fuelled goals, but keep those goals front of mind and your motivations high throughout the process of achieving them.

Stay tuned, because later this week we’ll actually be sharing with you a step-by-step guide on how to create your own 2016 vision board! 


Keep learning, growing and connecting

When it comes to courses, workshops and events, things tend to slow down over the Christmas break. But now that we’re back in the swing of things, it’s looking pretty busy in the personal growth and wellbeing spaces this month!

Visit our Courses For You page to keep your finger on the pulse of what’s happening in January, but to give you a hint, there’s some health and wellness retreats being held in the Hunter Valley and in South-West Australia and the Rise Sister Rise tour in Sydney and Melbourne with Rebecca Campbell and Belinda Davidson!


Eat good food and keep moving

Chances are you overindulged maybe just a little during the festive season, right? Don’t beat yourself up — it’s all good!

Start fresh this month — ditch all the leftover Christmas treats and fill your fridge and pantry up with all of the good stuff. Load up on an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables, steer clear of the sugar and processed foods and you’ll be back on track in no time.

And don’t forget to pay special attention to implementing some mindful movement into your day — it might be hard to jump out of bed and exercise on the first day, but you’ll never regret hitting the pavement or rolling out your mat once you’ve actually done it.

Keep the spirit alive

There’s something so beautifully uplifting about the holiday season. But just because the decorations are being pulled down and traditional Christmas and New Year parties are officially over, doesn’t mean you can’t still find ways to continue to celebrate family, friendship, milestones and big bold dreams.

Don’t wait for an anniversary, special date, holiday or excuse to hold a dinner party, go on a picnic, give a gift or celebrate a life.

Find tiny ways this month to bring the “party” to you and your loved ones, every single day.


Create a reading wish list

Reading books is good for our personal and professional development, our happiness, creativity, imagination — and soul.

It’s hard to squeeze in time to cosy up with a good paperback amidst the busy-ness of a new year, but make it your mission to start and finish at least one good book this month. And if you’re feeling extra ambitious, why not write out a wish list of books you’d like to explore from cover to cover for the next 365 days.

Making your way through one book each month might be an achievable goal, or if you’re a real book worm, one a week.

So, pay some attention to the growing pile of neglected books on our bedside table, join a Book Club (online or in-person) for support, or head to your nearest library or book store and get reading!

Some of our recommendations include:

Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert

Rising Strong, by Brene Brown

The School of Greatness, by Lewis Howes

Mastering Your Mean Girl, by Melissa Ambrosini

Light Is The New Black, by Rebecca Campbell

Money + Mindfulness, by Lisa Messenger

Do you feel moved to try any of the above five activities this January? Let us know what you’re adding to your to do list this month!

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