Gain A Head Start To A Victorious 2019!
In the last few weeks of the year, we’re usually focused on what’s to come – the new habits we’re going to adopt, goals we’re going to achieve and workouts we’re going to do in the new year. But I always find that doing simple things in preparation for the new year gets me off to a better start.
Here are 5 ways you can gain a head start to a Victorious 2019. I hope you find it helpful!
1. CREATE A LIST OF YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS
It’s in our nature to always have sights set on what’s next, but if you don’t appreciate your past Victories then you’ll never appreciate what you do!
Create a list of all of your accomplishments from the past year, big and small.
Really take your time here.. Think through each month and list everything out. If needed, have a look through your calendar or social media to see what you were up to each month (Yes, that’s where they come in handy).
2. WRITE DOWN THE BIGGEST LESSONS YOU’VE LEARNED
A great way to prepare for the new year is to reflect and write down the biggest lessons you’ve learned from each Victory in the year.
Think back on the year and note all the lessons you want to take with you into the new year. (Again, look at your calendar or social media accounts to refresh your memory if needed!)
Try not to create any lessons that might hold you back or keep yourself small. You can make anything of the year that you want – make sure it will serve you!
3. BOOK OUTSTANDING APPOINTMENTS
If there are any appointments you’ve been procrastinating on (like a car service, doctor’s check-up or dentist visit) now is the time to make them so they’ll definitely happen in the new year.
Don’t let outstanding appointments keep hanging over you! Win the small battles and you will be Victorious in the war.
Figure out when you can do them and get an appointment going. Sometimes, there’s never a ‘good time’ to go, you might just need to bite the bullet and get it done. It’ll be worth it
4. CLEAN OUT YOUR WARDROBE
Set aside time to declutter your wardrobe. Take every item out of your wardrobe and only put back the things you love wearing or have a practical purpose. Donate or hop on Carousel and sell the rest! Be the Victor in the Wardrobe.
Warning: Don’t leave yourself with so few clothes that you feel the need to rush out and buy new ones. Impulse purchases will likely leave you feeling dissatisfied in the long run.
5.UPGRADE YOUR SURROUNDINGS
When all that is done, focus on ONE goal. Be it picking up an instrument or learning a new skill. Evaluate how you hope to accomplish it and establish a plan that will carry you through the entire month of January. Those first 31 days will help you establish a routine, force it to become second nature and improve your chances of success.
Above all, don’t be too hard on yourself! Change is often hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end. Find the motivation that means something to you so the whole process is a Victorious and Positive one.
“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often” – Winston Churchill.