Season’s Greetings beautiful people. I hope you enjoyed your Christmas celebrations as much as I did mine? I spent mine at home with my family, cooking, eating and watching TV. I really wanted to do a Christmas look book on here but wordpress wasn’t letting me upload pictures. So I promise to do one next year.
This is the last post for this year and I’m talking about 5 things you need to do before the year 2017 runs out!
Most times when people see this word all they can think of is their rooms or closets. Yes, you should clean out your closet, take out damaged things or things you know you won’t need anymore. Give them out, sell or throw them away. This way you would be able to find your favourite items and create room for new ones.
However, the second aspect of decluttering I’m talking about here is decluttering your mind. Don’t harbor feelings of failure, disappointment and betrayal caused by experiences in 2017. Let go of resentments, because you can’t afford to take a heavy heart into year 2018. Accept the gift of a fresh start that 2018 brings.
2. Set goals and write them out
It could be personal goals or goals for your business. You can get a 2018 planner or any hard cover notebook and date it yourself. The most important thing is that you write them out because doing that gives life to those goals and increases the odds of achieving them.
You can also create a vision board. A vision board is any sort of board on which you display images that represent whatever you want to be, do or have in your life. The great thing about vision boards is that they help clarify your goals and keep you focused. There aren’t any specific rules, just do what works for you. I’m gonna make one for myself and show you how I go about it in another blog post.
3. Sort out your finances.
So I know the holidays got us spending money on shopping for gifts, clothes, food, and many other things. Some people even dipped into their savings (I’m not judging you) but now that the holidays are over (asides New Year’s) you need to sit down, get your accounts in order so that you’ll get a clear picture of where you are now and also be ready for your next income.
4. Reconnect with yourself and your purpose
As human beings we are engaged in so many activities and there is constantly so much going on around us that we loose ourselves. You can’t even remember why you are doing what you are doing now, maybe you are afraid of change or you might be trying to please family members or friends. You need to sit back, block out all that noise and ask yourself quality questions for example:
What’s stopping me from living the life I want?
What would I really love to do with my life?
Why am I not happy?
If you listen well enough your subconscious will give you answers.
Like “duhh it’s because you are not smart enough” or “you are not talented enough”
Even if the answers sound stupid or obvious continue probing because this way you can get answers to questions that you have been asking yourself for years. It’s not an easy thing to do so many people avoid it. I discovered the secret in asking myself quality questions a long time ago and it has really helped me mentally and emotionally.
5. Fall in love with life again
At the end of the day it’s not what we get or what other people think about us that makes us happy. It’s who we are on the inside and how we live our lives, every second of it. Enough of regrets, sadness, feeling unworthy or unaccomplished. Stop worrying about how you are getting older because you cant change that. Take life one day at a time, smile, put a smile on someone’s face and take time to appreciate the things that you already have. This is not a rehearsal! You got just this ONE life, Enjoy it.
Thanks for reading, I hope you learnt a thing or two?
I’m so excited for 2018!!!
If you have more tips please feel free to share them below in the comment section. I would love to interact with you.
See you next year!!