New Year’s Eve has always been a time for looking back to the past, and more importantly, forward to the coming year. We all make promises to improve ourselves at the beginning of each New Year. Perhaps that is why, as the final seconds of this year tick away, we become introspective. Introspection turns to thoughts of self-improvement and the annual ritual of making New Year’s Resolutions. At least we can plan ahead on how we are going to improve ourselves in the next year. The beginning of every year brings in new hope and enthusiasm. We look forward to a new beginning and hope things to improve from the last year.
New Year’s Resolutions offer the first of many important tools for remaking ourselves. How?
First find a place where you can have your “me time”, sit with a cup of coffee, or tea, and reflect. Have a pen and paper available, or computer, laptop, a tablet device if preferred.
Second write down the goals you want to achieve in the next year. Make better, and more effective goals this time. Goals can be about anything, like your work, health, parenting, friendship, financial, write down the list, and make the step by step to achieve it. Set goals that are challenging and that you are interested in. Be willing to stretch your skills and further develop your talents, that give you a sense of purpose and value.
After you finished with the list make sure you save it in electronic device you own, so it is easy for you to check it whenever you feel like you’re lost.