Prepare For The New Year
It is the last day of the year, and most of us probably do not plan to spend a lot of time reading “how to” blog posts! But, there is one activity we all tend to do at the end of the year – make resolutions and plans, or at least have thoughts, as we prepare for the new year ahead.
So, before deciding on what you want your next year to be like, take a minute for this very short post (a 1 minute read?) which will help you get started – and succeed – in your new year planning!
These steps do not have to take much time, unless you want them to!
Think about the year that is just ending:
What did you like about it?
What made you happy?
What made you sad, or angry or worried?
What accomplishments made you feel proud?
Now, see what you can learn from those events.
Is there a pattern or common thread?
Can the things you like be repeated through your efforts?
And can the things you don’t want to experience again, be avoided through your efforts?
What aspects of who you are would you like to see more of next year?
Now that you know what worked and didn’t work for you last year, you can look ahead to the next year.
Renew your commitment to focus on the people and things you care about– and then you can think about the details, whether it is doing a trip with your friends or running a marathon.
Narrowing your focus on what is really important to you (and reflecting on the previous year helps you in figuring that out) makes it more likely that you will succeed in your efforts.
And or course, take a minute or two to feel thankful about all the good things that came your way the past year. Gratitude makes you happy and gets you off on a great start for the new year!
Meemli team wishes you all the best in the new year!