A New Year Means New (Achievable) Goals
Put on your positive pants, and let's plan your most successful year yet.
Right, that's 2020 down and dusted, and that's all I will say as to avoid having another little cry. Im planning to get the most out of 2021, some of the strategies I will employ are below, are any of these on your list?
I don't know about you, but I just cannot start this new year without some goals, achievable goals.
To make a solid plan for a successful new year, you must know your starting point. Take a moment to reflect on the past year to know where you currently are in your life. Get out your notebook and ask yourself the following:
- Were there any highlights of last year?
- How did I grow as an individual?
- What were some of the lowlights of last year? Some obvious
- What kind of lessons did I learn from last year?
The second step is to let things go, both physically and emotionally. Take time to declutter your home and get rid of anything that you do not use or do not spark joy.
Aside from getting rid of things that no longer serve you, you also need to let things go emotionally. Let go of all the resentments, self-hate, and regrets over the last year that weigh you down. Take whatever lessons you learned from it but let the pain and emotions go.
By doing this, you can start the new year refreshed with a positive mindset.
EMBRACING MY FLAWS
I have to remind myself that we are all unique with our own individual strengths and weakness. And no one is perfect. Is this you too?
Anyway, what we think are our “flaws” may actually be things that others love about us. So this year, rather than try to fix our flaws, why not embrace them as part of our whole uniqueness and then concentrate our energy on the things that make us great.
Self Care is not an expense, it's an investment.
Upgrading my habits. Habits are the small decisions you make and the actions you perform every day. What you repeatedly do ultimately form the person you are, the things you believe, and the personality that you portray.
Make a list of habits you want to form and habits you want to give up. Then, expand on that by writing down the reason and how forming or eliminating the habit will help you. This will help reinforce the benefit of following through with your habit goals,
If you're not feeling particularly inspired, pick up a good. I love reading Thomas Moore, Maya Angelou, and Joseph Campbell—to me, they all write to the inner hero of the soul.
Be smart, we still need to be very careful when it comes to covid. Don't go out unless you have to, instead why not have a Pamper-Party at home with your friends - at a socially acceptable distance of course!
A Beauty Face Mask Soiree - our lovely Australian botanical and mineral clays are perfect for this.
The most important thing you can do? Be kinder to yourself.
There has never a better time to be kind, to remind yourself of how far you've come, not bringing up how far you still need to go.
To care for yourself in a way that only you can, without relying on the words and actions of others. To fall in love with taking care of yourself, without feeling obligated or guilty for it. It's time to create an unbreakable love for yourself, that cannot be broken by the unkind words and actions of others.