Hope you are all doing well in this festive season. I know it has been months but a sister has been trying new things and I’m back to my roots. Our blog turned a year old roughly a week ago and I’m so happy about it.
This coming week we are saying goodbye to 2019 and ushering in a new year and new decade. That comes with a lot of pressure but hey it’s okay to not be certain about the future. I’m definitely not certain about anything at the moment apart from the fact that I have to report back to uni in the next two weeks.
Usually this time everyone is talking about “new year, new me.” I’m cutting people off, I’m changing for real this time. There is one thing we forget though. From 11:59 on the 31st of Dec or 12.01 am on the 1st of January, there is no magical change that is going to happen in you. You are not going to feel a sudden surge of energy or motivation. You could be excited and grateful for seeing the new year but the new year in itself won’t make your goals come to fruition.
It’s all upto you to set goals for you and actually work on them. First things first, write a long list of all the things you are grateful for this year, every thing you can think of that was a win. Congratulate yourself for it. Even if all you did this year was survive, I am proud of you. Then write a list of things you didn’t get around to do.
I use the second list for my resolutions to see which areas need improvement. For how I set my goals I use different categories.
1. Personal development
You can use whichever ones you want to or feel like you need to work on. Then under each. I list what I want to achieve an break things down in quarters of a year so that I don’t get overwhelmed with doing everything at the same time.
I also write a list of my wildest dreams and out it out there in the universe because you never really know when life will surprise you.
I saw this on my friends IG story (shout-out Mutanu) about a company called year compass. They have a printable questionnaire that helps you get your thoughts in place and wrap up 2019 also organise your plans for 2020.
Here’s the link
If 2019 was a great year I’m happy for you and I hope you keep on moving we the same energy in 2020. If it was tough for you, I pray 2020 is a better year for you.
Have a good start of 2020.