Just ask yourself for a moment…have you ever accomplished anything without first seeing yourself accomplish whatever it was you set out to do? Making a New Year’s Resolution is, for many people, just a trick to keep you stuck in a pattern of failing to change things you don’t like about yourself or your life. The problem with resolutions is that they are often nice ideas that you can’t really imagine happening. This year, rather than making a resolution, give yourself permission to stop thinking so much and start using the power of your imagination to envision and enliven your wishes and dreams. Your imagination is closely connected to your intuitive and emotional faculties which means when you envision something, you can also feel as though you’ve already accomplished it. Don’t envision yourself struggling to meet your goals! Envision yourself, complete with the full emotional aspect of the experience, already having accomplished your goals, wishes or dreams. Give yourself an early gift in this gift-giving season and take a few minutes to relax and breathe some life into your dreams or goals for 2014. Imagine how you would feel, despite how unrealistic it might seem, for you to have already gotten into shape, run that 10K, saved that extra money, completed all the work you have before you, or enjoyed a special connection with a loved one. Enjoy the sense of accomplishment, the feeling of victory, the vision of yourself having completed all you set out to achieve!