It's December 30. A new year is fast approaching. For me the few days before New Year's Days has always been a time for organizing, planning, purging. When my kids were little, I used to clean out the old, broken, and out-grown toys, as well as the inevitable rearrangement of furniture in my house, typically the living room, but any room could be subject to my sudden need for change. (I think this is actually a genetic disorder passed down by my mom who also loved to rearrange furniture. :) )
As I get older, I prepare for rearranging, de-cluttering, purging, and organizing a bit differently. This is a time of year when I take a really close look at all that there is to be thankful for; many of the blessings I may have overlooked. I also do a mental review of the past year to remind myself of lessons learned from mistakes that were made.
Then it's time to ask myself a few questions considering all aspects of wellness (body, mind, spirit, relationships, career)
From there, I can set some goals. Writing them down is critical. Thinking through potential roadblocks and how I'll overcome them is key. I've learned that sharing my goal(s) with someone makes it real by providing an accountability partner in my planning.
Don't get me wrong - there is always a need to clean and organize physical surroundings, but taking time to mentally prepare for the upcoming year is very worthwhile. Go beyond the typical New Year's Resolution (which typically only 'last' about 6 weeks) and rock your resolution by writing out your goals. You'll have a much better chance at succeeding.
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Happy New Year!
Wellness Lifestyle Educator