Oh 2021, how you’ve disappointed us all! This year has been the king of unfulfilled plans, right?
We’ve lived in yoga pants (but rarely did any yoga), dined on kids’ leftovers, and counted the hours until wine o’clock … and yet, here we are, up against the last page of the calendar surrounded by our fave holiday décor.
Knowing where you’ve been, where you’re at and where you want to go while tidying up some loose ends along the way is a perfect way to set yourself up for success in 2022. And, knowing how 2020 and 2021 have been going; we’re going to need to be our best selves in 2022.
Setting your intentions for next year now, instead of winging it (because let’s face it, that never works) is powerful stuff. This doesn’t mean you have to add more to your plate. It’s not meant to make you stressed or make you feel like you haven’t done enough. It’s simply to get you thinking about what you have achieved.
Take a moment and create a list of all the things you’ve achieved this year. Before you dodge this one, remember, achievements doesn’t have to be a job promotion or getting a reward. It can be something simple but meaningful, like having less debt. That’s an achievement! Did you manage to get through the year without breaking down? Achievement. Do you feel that you’ve grown emotionally? Achievement. All of the heavy stuff, the happy stuff, and everything in between that we went through, have brought us here. We’ve picked up a lot of wisdom along the way, and a lot of strength too.
It's important to make sure that you feel accomplished and ready to go before the fireworks light up the sky announcing the end of 2021. Taking care of yourself NEEDS to be a priority. We often complicate the concept of self-care and in doing so tell ourselves that it’s too time consuming, but it doesn’t have to be. If reading a magazine all by yourself is your thing … do it today.
Get your finances in order before 2022. Hey, it’s the “silly season” (there’s a reason they call it that), a little restraint over the holidays will pay off big time. Let go of thinking that you need things that you don’t.
Let go of self-criticism and thoughts of lacking, think abundantly. Start practising radical kindness and choose a goal for 2022 that lights you up. Venture outside you comfort zone. If you’re an introvert, say “yes” more often, and if you’re an extrovert learn to experience “the joy of missing out.”
Let’s simplify our lives before the year ends. Declutter at least one are of your home, whether it’s your overabundance of bathroom supplies or your magazine collection, go for it. You’ll be amazed at how refreshing it can be. Also, clean out your purse, who knows what’s down there! Keep only things that spark joy – for real.
Remember, it’s not how you start, but how you finish.
What will you do before the year ends?
Source: theproductivewoman.com, inc.com, xoxobella.com, medium.com, projecthotmess.com
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