As we step into 2014, it may be a good time now to give yourself some time to find out why time has flown. To some of us who are feeling the over-stress and overwork syndrome, or to some of us who are seeking the meaning of life, asking “Why am I here?” or “What is life?”, it’s good that we get ready a cup of tea, sit back and let’s give ourselves the precious time to reflect.
Making new year resolution is one of the ways to let you start thinking and exerting effort to move towards your dream. It keeps you on the right track, creates order and direction for your life. With work pressures and family-relationship demands, you tend to forget about putting yourself first. You give to everyone their time and satisfy everyone’s dreams and fancies but yours. You work out their schedules but yours. You attend to their needs but yours. This year, make it a year to satisfy your needs first. As you are happier, achieving what you want, then you can give 100% to others of what they want.
Let’s get started! Instead of harping on the same issues of weight-loss plan and exercising, let’s categorise the to-do list which includes the following:
“What can I do better?” List;
“How can I be happier?” List; and
“What’s important to me?” List.
“What can I do better?”
This year, improve your abilities and learn a new skill. If you are a Secretary, would you like to learn to use a new software? As a mother, would you bake or start a home-based business? As a professional, would you like to improve your skills by going to a world-class convention? To speak better, would you join a communication workshop or join a Club?
“How can I be happier?”
This year, make a decision to be happy. Learn to use positive affirmation every morning to start the day. Say, “I’m happy and everyone is happy.” Choose to smile often. Make a reservation now to go on your dream holiday, don’t wait. Sign up for the dance class you’ve always been thinking about. Remove from the dust infested drawer with your drawing or musical instruments and play. Get out your calendar and mark all the dates where you will go ahead and fulfil all your wishes. Just do it, right now!
“What’s important to me?”
Under this list, you may want to write the names of your loved ones. Beside each name, you can create another to-do list with the person who is important to you. If there are things which are important to you, list them down, and beside each item, tell yourself how important this item is to you. How would you like to improve the use of the item? For example, memories are best kept in pictures, you can learn how to create photo books for your loved ones, accompany with a well-written story and a record for posterity.
In 2014, make it a year you begin tolove Yourself all over again. Look into what make you YOU, and share with the world the new YOU who is happier, better and having greater self-esteem.
To you, the happy one, Happy New Year 2014!