The gifts have been given and received. The food and drinks have been (most likely overly) indulged in. The family and friends have been visited with. The sleeping patterns have been disturbed. Many lasting memories have been made and much frivolity has been had. Good times.
Whether you’re feeling guilt over straying from your normal healthy diet (please don’t!), or you’re feeling pride from being able to stay on track (congrats!), it’s time for another year to begin. Another year to be able to set and achieve your personal goals. Whether big or small, I do believe that ‘New Year’s Resolutions’ can be a good motivator, as well as a reminder of things to strive for in the coming year.
I believe that it’s important to set and plan for bigger goals (for example, buying a home or starting a family), but it’s equally important to set and plan for smaller goals (for example, being more mindful on a daily basis or calling your loved ones more often). Achieving the small goals will help to keep you motivated and moving forward to achieve more smaller and bigger goals throughout the year.
So however it works best for you, make some plans for next year. Just remember…plan for both bigger AND smaller goals. Motivation to continue to pursue your plans is key.
Here’s to feeling accomplished in 2016!!!