Okay - so maybe it isn't the new year yet, but do you start thinking about plans for next year before the year starts? I know I do. To be honest, I don't think I ever make resolutions. Instead, I reflect on my overall plan for my immediate goals and the goals I have set for myself that are 3-5 years out. Have I accomplished what I expected to this year? If not, what do I need to do differently to achieve those goals in the next year? What obstacles did I overcome (yay, me!), and what challenges were out of my control that I needed to accept? Have circumstances changed in my life, and in my family that require me to adjust my personal goals?
Kind of heavy thinking for the holiday season, right? Well, yes, but it helps me prepare (which always makes me feel better!) for the coming year. When the busyness of the last few weeks starts pulling me under, I can think back on the accomplishments through the year. That helps me to take a deep breath and know that I can handle this, too. Then, I can enjoy these precious moments with my family because they'll be over all too soon.
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Have a Merry Christmas and very blessed New Year!
Jennifer Raschig loves to share thoughts on creating restful spaces and presenting your best self every day.