Happy New Year!
If you are reading this, it means one thing for sure… You survived the holidays! Congratulations! You made it through the trips to the mall, coordinating all of the holiday events on your calendar, the long lines in the stores, the traffic on the streets and trying to find that perfect gift for someone special.
If you are like me, it is always fun to hang out with family and friends and loved ones around the holidays but it can also be exhausting trying to keep up with all of the details.
So say hello to 2017! And let’s start it off with a bang! Here are 4 ways to make immediate headway
- Release the past! 2016 is over and there is nothing you can do to change what happened back then. What’s done is done. For better or worse the calendar page has turned. Be thankful for the lessons learned. Be thankful for the victories won. Be thankful for the important people in your life that you have been blessed to share time and space with.
- Clear the clutter! The new year is a perfect time to move out the clutter. Whenever you move towards order, your mind, body and spirit all feel better. Think about how good you feel when you clean out your desk in box before going on vacation. Think about the relief you feel when you get your car detailed and they roll it up to you all shiny and clean with that fresh spray of air freshener. Take action right now at the top of the month and clear some space. Bag up some clothes that have been cluttering your closet and dresser drawers (give them to a loved one who can use, donate them to your local Goodwill or Salvation Army Store, or put them up for sell as a consignment shop – just get them out of your space and get free)
- Write it down! This is a new year and it should start off with a new game plan of how you are going to move forward, improve and excel in your life. Write out the things that you want to be better this year than last year. Set targets for the major areas of your life (Health, Spiritual, Career, Financial and Relational). At every level and stage in our lives we can all be better. Find deliberate ways to stay connected to those you love and let them know you care.
- Be Quiet! Build in quiet time in your daily routine so that you have a chance to step away from all of the constant daily noise and chaos of life. When you get quiet and still you will have the chance to remember what things are important to you. When you get quiet you can hear your own thoughts. When you get quiet you can connect with Spirit. When you get quiet you can recharge your batteries. Quiet time is precious time
May your new year be filled with blessings overflowing.