I choose to live in a personal evolution zone.
I prefer to evolve and improve my life with incremental steps toward profound change. Reflecting on my successes and failures in 2011 helped define my personal intentions for the new year. And while I have lofty intentions and enormous dreams, I expect occasional setbacks. I believe you can correct your course of action and begin again at any time. Falling off the wagon does not mean you've failed.
If you are ready to make some changes, check in with how you feel about the following areas of your life to determine which area needs the most attention.
~ Relationships
~ Health and Wellness
~ Career and Business
~ Finances
~ Spirituality

When I look at each area of my life I see that improving my health and well being is most important. And while I improved my nutrition in 2011 with whole foods, super foods and healthy tonics, I let my active yoga practice and physical activity falter. This is not a new experience. I've played tug of war prioritizing regular exercise  for many years.

Currently, I am marveling at the increased size of my Buddha belly. When the waistband of my favorite yoga pants began rolling off my waist,  it was time to get moving again. Excuses,  self-sabotage and getting away from the ritual of moving my body each day lead me here. Can you relate?

Here's what I know. When I regularly move my body,  I am a much happier and healthier version of me.  The rituals that lead me back to this place of out-of -shapeness must be altered. I know how great I feel after practicing yoga, taking a brisk walk or going a few rounds with my heavy bag. I plan to get my ass out of my comfy chair more often in 2012. I've created a new ritual that will support my success. And when I inevitably fall off the wagon, I will dust myself off and get back on again.

Self Improvement begins with clear and focused action.

~ Identify what you wish to change
~ Get real about where you are right now
~ Identify where you want to go from here
~ Create a new daily ritual to get you where you want to be

What area of your life needs the most attention right now? What are you going to do about it?

Author's Bio: 

Shann Vander Leek, successful television advertising sales maven turned international transformation goddess, yogini and author of Life on Your Terms: The Support You Need to Follow Your Passion From Inspirational Entrepreneurs. Unconventional and delightfully curious; she is a wildly sought-after transition coach who inspires powerful women in career transition to get focused now, follow their passion and create more balance in their lives. Shann invites you to step on the gas and accelerate your life on your terms with her signature Accelerator Sessions.