We’ve said goodbye to 2015 and welcomed in the New Year. Prior to the clock striking midnight you might have reflected on the year’s changes, memories, new friends and outcomes that occurred. Many of which we could have never predicted.
Life throws us curve balls and its more important how you deal with them and move past them than why they happened in the first place. Think of how you handled difficult situations this year. How you’ve grown from years before. Stop to pat yourself on the back for being at this stage in your life, even if you aren’t fully satisfied. If you feel you are on the right path give yourself some credit for finding it. If you feel lost and off course, make this New Year the time to explore the path that’s right for you then give yourself credit for realizing a new direction is needed.
We can easily get bogged down by our jobs, stress, family, and bills or become drained by the routine. But going through the motions everyday can leave you perplexed by how the years went by or depressed that you haven’t accomplished what you wanted. You don’t get what you don’t ask for. So if we aren’t honest with ourselves about what we want out of life we could miss the opportunities when they come.
Visualizing our goals, dreams and desires is important to realizing self worth. A great way to do this is by creating a visual board. It’s simple, fun and impactful. Begin by searching for images online, or in magazines that visually represent what you want to achieve this next year. Tape, or glue them on a board or create your collage in a computer program and print it out. Hang up your collage somewhere you will see it everyday like your fridge or bedroom wall.
The key is to make sure you glance at it everyday. When something is top of mind we are more likely to see opportunities and take them. This time next year you will be surprised by what came true. Don’t let your days fly by, start today by asking what you really want this next year to look like.
Everyday is an opportunity to reach towards the kind of life we desire and the type of person we wish to become.