This month Susan Vernicek shares a few tips on how you can feel good about wrapping up the year with a bow.
Every year I feel like the year ends in a rush. A rush to finally get the house decorated for the holidays, the rush to gather all the gifts and wrap them just before you leave for the party, the rush to complete that goal you had on your list, or the rush to live a more balanced life like you said you would conquer last year.
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to wrap the year up with a bow and have that big sigh of achievement? According to Steve Shapiro a small percentage of resolution setters meet their goals. I believe the goal is to not set a resolution because it can put too much pressure. Instead, make a list of goals for the year and give yourself a year to take action.
I believe that no matter how your year went and if you started with the below tips, you’d be able to wrap the year up excited with a bow.
1. Remaining Goals: Towards the beginning of December start a list of your remaining goals for the year. Yes, that’s only 30 days! So light that match under you’re a$$! Look at your list and prioritize it. What is most important to you to accomplish? Is that goal attainable? After you create your list and prioritize, make your first two goals come to fruition. Take action each day to accomplish them and the remaining list will be the start of your following year’s goal.
2. Connect Offline: It’s the perfect time to take a break from the online world and connect offline. Make an effort to pick up the phone and call all your friends and family to catch up and connect. Set a goal for your weekly calls. Maybe it’s 3 calls a week or a phone call each night. It will feel good to connect and hear the voices of your loved ones.
3. Reflect: It’s always nice to reflect on your year. Carve out some time to journal about all the amazing things that happened and reflect on the positive moments. Think about all that you achieved like getting up every single day to go to work, paying your bills, loving another, caring for your children, husband and/or parents.
Susan Vernicek – Founder & CEO
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