Like each year, Christmas has passed really quickly. My family always has a traditional festive dinner with Christmas carols and gifts. Children are running around and playing. But, I have to admit that my favourite time is between Christmas and New Year. Why? It’s after the drama of Christmas and before the time when everything can change – New Year. It’s the time of reflexion, making a plan for the upcoming year. It’s the planning that is the most exciting. Those couple of days are spent on making lists of things that I want to accomplish in the next year. You can call it New Year’s Resolutions, however, I have the feeling that this word is very discouraging. I prefer planning ? There’s nothing more comforting than having a to-do list that you can tick off whenever something is accomplished.
So, what is on my to-do list for 2017? I don’t think I surprise you here saying that some of the plans are repeated from year to year. Some because I know they work and others because I have to start something (usually again!). My list is always very complex and long, because I write down every detail of a journey that I try to reach. This is because I believe it is easier to focus on small steps rather than a huge jump to the goal. Setting short term goals really can facilitate the process. My list is always broken down into categories, each category has sub-categories (little steps mentioned before). I am not going to reveal my whole list of steps because I believe that it is personal, however, I can present you the main categories. You can use those categories to create a list of your own.
The main categories are:
They are not in any particular order but these are my main categories that appear every year. So, without further ado I’m sitting down with a piece of paper and start planning. I encourage you to do the same ?
I’m really curious what is your opinion of New Year’s Resolutions/New Year’s Plan? Do you create a plan or do you go with the flow?