The New Year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals ~ Melody Beattie, American writer.
I love this quote by Ms. Beattie as it really captures the potential change a new year can bring.
So with Christmas complete – and I hope yours was truly joyous – who is set to reign in the New Year?
I do love a NYE midnight countdown coupled with champagne and shimmering fashion or alternatively, a relaxing New Years Day is also lovely. The one thing they have in common is that they both echo a fresh slate for everyone in the world.
It’s also a time to reflect on the year that was. To acknowledge your achievements, experiences, and things you did/didn’t do, things you said/shouldn’t have said and setting some new intentions for the year – also known as New Year’s Resolutions.
Personally, I’m not a huge fan of resolutions as I prefer setting goals as often as required. However, I do feel this time of year holds more momentum that the usual, “I’ll start on Monday” goals. This is because you are usually committing to something along with everyone else in the world.
Have you ever noticed that if you’ve joined a gym in January, it’s quite busy? So are the jogging tracks and footpaths, as losing weight/getting fit remains a top resolution year after year. It’s also increasingly motivating to be working towards your goal with other people in the same mindset.
I also love seeing bookstores and stationary retailers inundated with diary and journal purchases as people look to map out their goals and get a little more organised.
So while we are reflecting…I did a little count and realised I’ve written close to 70 blog posts this year! I’ve always strived to keep the content simple, down to earth and relatable for the every day person. Have you enjoyed them? I truly hope so!
I’m planning for 2016 to be another year of growth both personally and professionally as you might have read in my recent Christmas blog post.
With work planning complete, I have a couple of personal resolutions that include planning to exercise more, to tone and improve my health.
The second thing is to find more of a balance between my personal life and the business.
Did I just hear a “me-too!” from some of you?!
I think so many of us get so caught up in the hustle of life and before we know it – a week has passed, a month and another year. Hello Christmas 2016!
So for me, it just means giving my personal time more value and avoiding late nights on the laptop, the smartphone in bed, a digital detox perhaps?
This resolution will also incorporate my family time with my boys here in Melbourne and my parents in Queensland (QLD).
My parents are both in their 80’s and love a regular visit. Unfortunately, my mum has Alzheimer’s and is rapidly deteriorating so being in QLD more often is becoming a necessity to offer support to my dad as well as just wanting to spend as much time with her as I can.
So it’s over to you – what are your plans for the New Year? Will you be setting some personal and professional goals? Resolutions? New habits?
I would love to hear from you – I really do enjoy reading your comments!
Oh, and I’m well aware that the last few blogs have been of a personal nature and I hope that’s okay during the festive season. We will be back on style and fashion soon enough!
On that note, Happy New Year to all of you amazing people that take the time to read my blogs each week! I hope you enjoy the celebrations and all the offerings of a fresh year, lots of love to you all!