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How To Get What You Want In 2016…


reflecting on 2015


Each year, I like to take some time to reflect on the past year and set up my goals for the year ahead.


This not only allows me to be clear on where I want to go and define my objectives but I know it also helps me to reach my dreams quicker and easier.


I also recently read in a scientific article that knowing where you want to go in life, having a goal, a purpose, helps you live longer, healthier and happier… so here are plenty of good reasons to take some time to do so!


If I had to choose one word to describe my past year, I’d say…




After travelling the world for a few years, getting back to Europe and buying our first apartment has definitely created some stability in our lives.


Not to mention that I’m 34 weeks prenant to finish 2015, so thank god I feel stable :D


But I am not sure which one creates the other. Is expecting a child forcing you to be (or at least feel) more stable or do you think about having a child because you feel more stable in the first place?


Even-tough we still managed to travel to 8 different countries in 2015 – yes, and our little one has already flown 14 times before even leaving the womb!!! – it didn’t feel so unsettling. Maybe because we stayed in Europe and that the culture changes weren’t that big than when we travelled to Australia, Asia and Europe, all in the same year.


But one thing is for sure, I feel that the more we travel, the more we feel ourselves at home anywhere we go, the quicker we learn and the easier we adapt and adjust to what’s happening around us…


Another big lesson I learned in 2015 is to…




Simplifying my life was probably the biggest work I’ve done in 2015. I’ve simplified my work, my relationships, my health, my schedule… in other words everything!


Even on social media I felt the need to simplify greatly and stopped posting updates and pictures every single day.


Results: even if it can be scary to simplify (I’ll tell you more about that in an upcoming post), I get out with much more time, peace of mind, mindfulness and a lot less stress than at the start of the year.


It’s not easy to simplify (more on that soon) but I’ll already challenge you to look at how and where you could simplify your life!


Maybe it’s just starting by spending less time on social media to free some space for more important things in your life such as your family and friends, creativity, exercising, meditating, etc…


Give  it a try. I am sure you won’t regret!


To finish the year properly, I’ve created 2 play-sheets you can use to reflect on your 2015 and set up your goals and dreams for 2016.


Download those sheets below:


Reflecting on 2015

My 2016 dreams and goals


Your Turn Now!


What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned in 2015? Share it in the comments below because you know what?

By sharing it, you’ll learn even more from it!


Then share one thing you’d like to achieve in 2016. This will hold you accountable and by doing so, you’ll be half way there!



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This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Gale says:

    Ohhhh girl what amazing news huge congratulations on the baby

  2. Stephanie says:

    Hi Pauline.
    Thanks for your thoughts about 2015. I am happy to share here my biggest learning of 2015 and at the same time my target for 2016: it’s focussing. there are always a lot of opportunities and chances – I would love to pick all of them. But: I have to learn to focus on what I really wanna do, and to bring my own projects forward. I am looking forward to going my path, I already made big steps in 2015! I wish you all the best for 2016 and your growing family :-)

    • pauline says:

      Thanks Stephanie :)

      Focus is indeed super important to reach your dreams and I am sure you’re on the path to success.
      I also wish you all the best for this new year ahead!

  3. Mila says:

    Congratulations, Pauline! I am so happy for you. Wishing you and your family a beautiful 2016. <3

  4. Joey Fab says:

    Was looking into Health Coaching at IIN and found your link.
    My 2015 was like 2014 and 2013 and 2012 and so on. I’m surviving and living very little. I’m not a slug. My wife gave us 2 beautiful and active girls, now 20 and 15 and they have been and still very busy. So I was the taxi driver for the first 20 years. Nuff said there.
    So now as one has a car and the other friends who drive, a little pressure has been lifted off of my back. I’m thinking of going back to school for Nutrition or Health Coaching or Sports Management or Music. But at 60 years old I talk myself out of it as I have done for the last 10 years. So my 2016? It looks almost the same as 2015 just another year older and with 1 foot in and the other out I don’t know where my passion is anymore. I love several careers and can’t let myself to fall into one of them. I do a little of each as it turns out and get some satisfaction but I’m not sure about working on my own. So sorry for the lengthy rant/rave but you hit a chord with me on “How to Get What You Want in 2016″.
    Blessing to you and the new family. Thank You. -Peace

    • pauline says:

      Hi Joey,

      Thanks for sharing your journey! I am happy this post helped. I think you can do and reach anything as long as you really want to and start/keep taking little action step toward your goal.

      What is this little action step you can do today that will get you closer to what you long for?


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