Starting the New Year Strong

Often at the beginning of the year we make New Year’s resolutions. These resolutions focus on improving our lives and the lives of those we care about. A new year means new beginnings and that is a hopeful time for many of us. With that in mind, here are some ways you can start the New Year off strong:

  1. Make Realistic Goals – While it is nice to have dreams, you need to be realistic about what you can really accomplish. Creating goals for yourself that you can’t possibly meet only leads to frustration. Instead, try to come up with goals that are realistic and doable.
  2. Think Long Term – While you are coming up with the goals for your new year, try to think long term. What is your goal for the next five years? The next ten? When you have a long term goal in mind you can more easily come up with a short term goal that will help you to move towards that. Big dreams don’t just happen. You have to take small steps on your journey towards success.
  3. Take it One Day at a Time – Speaking of small steps; remember that every journey takes one day at a time. Breaking up your goals into smaller daily or weekly goals is a great way to get more accomplished without feeling overwhelmed. If you do one thing towards your end goal every day you can accomplish more than you would think.
  4. Make Time for Rest – Last but not least, make time to rest and refresh yourself. You should spend part of every day in prayer and reflection. This helps to focus your mind and keep you from getting caught up in the confusion that life throws at you.

As you can see, there are many ways to make this year your most successful and productive year yet. Take it one day at a time, keep your mind on your goals and keep moving forward.

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