"We all get the exact same 365 days. The only difference is what we do with them." Hilary DePiano
Do you have an expectation when a new year starts? Do you think the whole thing is pointless as its just another day, another week, another month? Does January give you a chance to slow down and ponder how you want to shape your future? Do you just want to hide away and not come out again?
I love January. It is the month I was born so I am always excited when it arrives as it means lots of things to look forward too. I also find it relaxing. It is cold which means more time to snuggle up and spend at home and generally work is never too taxing as people are more chilled, with no pressure or big deadlines. The birth signs for January are Capricorn and Aquarius. As an Aquarian my personality traits apparently mean I am forward thinking and want to make the world a better place. I'll take that.
I have always seen January as the month for new beginnings. Like in some way, that I can start again and erase anything I wasn't so keen on in the previous year. I know that I definitely ate too much over Christmas but that doesn't matter as the scales won't be able to see last years results. My diary is blank and I can fill it with whatever I want. I feel a sense of freedom. Like I can do whatever I want. My list is empty and I have an opportunity to do anything that I set my mind to achieve.
Do you know what you want from life?
That is a big question. And can be overwhelming if you think about it too deeply.
I don't particular like to think too far ahead, but I am a big planner and I know what I want to achieve this year. The ideas are buzzing in my head and I just need to give myself some time to settle back down to make sense of it all. I know that when I think of what I want to achieve this year it makes me feel optimistic and happy. I know I have the the beginning of a plan that will contribute to my success. Do you have some ideas? Maybe something you have always wanted to do but you have never started it? I find writing down my ideas really brings them to life. Try it. It really does work.
I have also signed up to something way out of my comfort zone. The Miracle Morning. If you know me, then you realise I am not a bounce out of bed type of person at all. I struggle with mornings and am much more of a night owl where I come to life. But I have heard great things and also really want to start the year by giving myself the time I need to get the things done in my life that are important. I did Day 1 yesterday at it was amazing. I felt liberated that I gave myself a whole hour to focus on the 6 habits that will allow me to be a better person. Silence, Affirmations, Visualisation, Exercise, Reading and Scribing. If you want to know more than please go to www.miraclemorning.com
Prepare yourself for a wonderful year head. Believe this and it will happen!