Another year has passed. We have officially entered into 2016.
With each new year we can mentally, physically and spiritually press the ‘refresh’ button. There is a sense that you can start living your life the way you think it should be. The way you perceive a full, balanced life should be lived. Instead of should, tell yourself that you will! The new year is just a moment in time where we can set expectations for ourselves for the year ahead. Set goals and write them down so you can visualize the things that you want to change or improve in your life. I know it sounds cliche’, but it works.
Once you have set these goals, immediately take action. I think that’s the main problem with New Years resolutions. It is so easy to tell yourself that you want to change yourself or your life for the better; however, taking immediate action is the only way I know how to keep myself accountable.
After you write your goals down, schedule dates to attain these goals. For example, if your goal is to go to the gym more often, try scheduling your workouts as if they were doctor appointments. I may be old school, but I use a daily planner to document appointments, gatherings, etc.. When I schedule my workouts in my planner I feel more accountable when I see it written down. If you want to spend time with your friends and family more often, schedule get togethers ahead of time so you have a set date. We all have so much going on from our day to day lives that this can be difficult at times. Life gets busy. But stay true to yourself and what you want in the year ahead. One small step in the direction you see for yourself is better than inaction. Start now!
As the new year begins I always do a major house cleaning too. Some people wait until Spring for this (although Spring is right around the corner), but I start now. Organizing my home and getting rid of things to donate that I have not used within the last year or two helps clear my living space of things I probably don’t need. If you’re like me, knowing that I lost weight in stuff takes a load off of my emotional self. Over the last few years one of my mottos has become ‘less is more’. I used to find solace in collecting things- clothes, trinkets, just stuff. As I have learned the hard way, and I am sure you may have experienced too, this concept relates to people as well. When you remove these space wasters, you will feel emotionally lighter. Make room, both physically and figuratively, in your life for the things that you need.
Whatever your goals are for this new year- attack them with full force! And enjoy the ride 🙂
This NYE we spent the night with some of our dearest friends and family.
Wishing you a year of growth, good health, belly laughs, memorable times with your loved ones, delicious food, exploration and love 🎉