The new year brings new hope and promise for a better life.
As you make the transition, here are five things to do before the 1st January.
1. Forgive Yourself For Any Mess Ups
Regret can churn away at you and leave you less than your best.
Try to break down the situation and find resolve.
If you can’t do this, move on. Life is too short.
As discovered by Bronnie Ware, an Australian palliative nurse who recorded the epiphanies of the dying patients she cared for. Things you must do to avoid deathbed regrets.
2. Choose Three Things You Want To Focus On Next Year
Remember to use SMART goals to set well-defined goals.
SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant & Time-Framed.
You can read more about how to set SMART goals here.
3. Make A Decision And Stick To It
How do you make decisions?
Are you fast or slow? Deliberate or impulsive?
Not everyone is confident in making a good decision.
Sometimes you just have to trust yourself and believe it will be all be ok. And you know what, it usually is.
4. Make The Choice To Be Happy
Do you sometimes get the feeling people are ‘born happy’.
That friend who is always ‘up’ and has a smile, no matter what.
This simply could be a choice they’ve made. To let things slide and see the best in the day. Or it could be medication … just kidding.
Whatever the secret is, happiness is associated with all kinds of benefits. Here are 11 great reasons to be happy.
5. Make The Choice To Be Organized
You know what, being organized is a decision.
It’s a way of life.
Deciding not to throw your coat on the sofa as you walk in.
Tidying up the high traffic areas before you go to bed.
Keeping the home or office clutter free.