Design Your Year

Mandy IngberI love a good year-in-review wrap up. In fact, I encourage you to take some time to look back on the past year and assess your progress, reflect on learnings, and take inventory on the lessons that are still incomplete. Ask yourself a few questions:

What are you willing to scrap?

Sometimes we just have to say ‘good enough’. Certain relationships, projects and attempts that are not falling into place effortlessly may have had enough attention. It is sometimes hard to know when to work through a difficulty, and when we really have exhausted every option. Take a look at some of the areas of your life where you have been trying to force a solution. Maybe it’s time to say ‘good enough’. I remember when I was 20, and I finally decided to stop reconciling my bank account manually and matching it up to my statements. I keep great records, so this had been a tedious and maddening triple check. When I chose to stop, I felt instant liberation. Now, 25 years later: Quickbooks! Easy!

What is completed and needs to be filed away?

There may be a few accomplishments that you made in 2013. I love to look back at my travels, jobs, projects, (I became a New York Times Best Selling author in 2013) personal work, family life, my moves, hobbies, and business. It’s neat to reflect on, acknowledge and complete things. Even my happiest moment and greatest accomplishment must be released to make room for something new.

Where did you start to do it differently?

There is always room for improvement, places where I still need some work. Seeing how I have made progress, without having to be perfect, is a wonderful way to acknowledge my growth. If I improved even a little bit, I give myself credit. After all, it’s the small adjustments, done consistently over time, that accumulate to change my life in a big way.

What are you bringing into the new year?

This is where I lay out a map of my year. I already know several of the projects. My workshop on Loving the Body Intentionally at the Omega Institute this Summer,The launch of my new book app, YOGALOSOPHY: 28-Days to the Ultimate Mind-Body Makeover. And my personal intention for 2014: Healing and Wholeness.


When I look back at my intention from last year, which was to receive, I see how magical that was, and how it enabled me to be open through my many travels, jobs, projects, moves, and emotional shifts. I look forward to the gifts of healing and wholeness.

What is your intention?

May we all be abundant in grace this coming year!




Mandy Ingber is a celebrity fitness expert and New York Times bestselling author of Yogalosophy: 28-days to the Ultimate Mind-Body Makeover (Seal Press), which is available online at Here. Her 18 years of experience have attracted clients like Jennifer Aniston, Kate Beckinsale, Brooke Shields, and Helen Hunt. She is an author, keynote speaker, spokesperson and wellness blogger. Visit Mandy on her website or follow her on Twitter @msmandyingber or Facebook Mandy Ingber’s Yogalosophy.

  • KamaSutraGirl

    I love your book, and book app!!! I think starting 2014 with the right mindset, and a mind/body makeover is awesome! I want to get an APP for my iPhone and iPad that will actually keep me on track! 2014? Thanks for all you do!

    • The Daily Love

      We’re excited for the app also! So happy to see your enthusiasm, Roylin! Wishing you all the best in 2014! -TDL Team

  • Stephanie

    Please tell me your app will be available on Android as well as iPhone! 🙂

  • Laura

    what a wonderful column – thank you! It took me about an hour to read it as I kept stopping to reflect on my 2013, take notes, and design 2014. I am printing this post and will put it in my daily planner for 12-31-14. What a great exercise! 2013 was a good year, I accomplished some things, but this exercise showed me I was pretty wayward and just accepted what came my way – I was not intentional. I plan to be more intentional in 2014 – build on what worked in 2013 and take decisive action for 2014. Thanks again – GREAT POST!