Well, friends, the New Year is upon us. And as exciting & daunting as it may be, it’s a time to reset your life-clock, ground yourself, and to take note of all the good & the bad of the previous year.
Everyone across the world is either reflecting on 2016, or immediately throwing it in a box and cramming it into the back of their mind-closet (or mind palace, if you will…) and ignoring that it was ever even, really a thing.
I’ll admit, I’m fortunately (or unfortunately, depending upon how you perceive it) a bit of both.
But if you can grasp anything from the previous year, it’s a lesson or two. I’m a huge believer in taking the negative bits of something and turning them into lessons. It’s definitely a notable count to how I remain sane-ish throughout the years.
So if you’re stuck in the ever-ending siren of “2016 was probably the worst year of my life” then here’s a little quick guide:
01. Pick yourself up off the floor
02. Try to tell yourself that everything was a lesson on how not to live your life
03. Laugh it off (or dance it off if that’s your thing)
04. Get back into the game, kid, because there’s plenty more where that came from.
(Is that helpful? I doubt it. If it isn’t feel free to ignore what I said and skip to the below portion of this where it may be a bit more helpful for you. And if that, too, isn’t helpful… Then, well, this is just a tad awkward isn’t it?)
And now here’s a list of steps to do in order to make this New Year a bit less overwhelming and existential crisis-y.
01. Get a new planner/journal. Or clean out previous one.
02. Take advantage of the motivation and sign up for a class you’ve always wanted to take.
03. I learned this tip from a lovely friend of mine, Jasmine from Chisel Training, but when you’re feeling that motivated, on-top-of-the-world feeling , jot down all the good and happy emotions. Write down everything. Your feelings, your goals, why you’re doing what you do, what makes you wanna get out of bed in the morning, write it all down (I like to put it in the notes section on my phone, because it’s easily accessible anywhere/anytime) because you’re going to need that reminder eventually.
04. De-clutter/Organize your work space.
05. Get a new perfume/cologne. Or even a new candle to burn in your home. I love getting a new signature scent to kick off a new year and make me feel a bit more put together.
06. Make a mental note (or set a daily afternoon alarm) to spend less time on social media.
07. Reinvent your schedule. With new goals should come a new routine! Try to take a few minutes to think about how you’re going to bring action to all your To-Dos and where you will fit the time in. This tip alone will help you get a few steps closer to accomplishing your goals.
What are some of your new years resolutions? I would love to hear in the comments below!
And as always, thanks for reading!