It is almost the end of another year and we are all scrambling to be ready for the Festive Season.
I love this time of year! I enjoy everything about the preparations, putting up the tree, decorating, baking, having family and friends together.
It is also the time of year that we reflect on the year that is ending and look to the New Year.
We are bombarded with articles on what New Year Resolutions we should make, how to make them and why we need to make them – only to find that by the end of January, resolutions we made at New Year have fallen by the wayside.
I have always used New Year’s Eve to write my goals and dreams for the next year. I’m a firm believer in setting goals but since starting this blog I’ve had a slight shift in my mindset. I am built to be a goal setter and to achieve, probably because of my over-riding desire to please and feel worthwhile. However, I think that most of us may not be configured that way.
What happens when we set our resolutions and then we don’t achieve them? We feel as if we have failed or maybe we don’t really care – either way the feeling is not great and we don’t move forward.
This year, I’m changing my mindset to making changes to my life. I’m not resolving to set the usual suspects of resolutions such as losing weight, quitting smoking (although I don’t smoke), saving money, running a marathon or the myriad of other resolutions that we set.
I’m all for goal setting however, this coming year, I’m not setting any specific goals per se. I’m just aiming for one thing and that is to live a HAPPY and CONTENTED life. Now that is not as easy as it sounds! I want to make changes in my life that are permanent and long term which will make this goal a reality.
We live in a fast paced world where we are judged by how much we have in a material sense. The large house, the fast car, the holiday etc.I want to be judged by the qualities I have as a person, not how much money is in my bank accountClick To Tweet
I’m going to focus on:
- growing as a person,
- living & appreciating each day,
- treating others with love and respect and
- being the best person I can be.
I want to set an example to my grandchildren that these simple traits are the most important ‘goals’ we can achieve.
I want to live each day and have no regrets. As I have often written life is short and can end at anytime. We have no control of this however we have control of how we live and appreciate what we have.
I will probably still write my list of goals but I realise if I keep my focus I will probably achieve my goals anyway because of my newly found mindset.Take control of your life and how you liveClick To Tweet
I wish you all a wonderful 2016 but most of all I wish you peace and happiness in your life.
Let’s Keep Sizzling!