Happy New Year! In 13 hours it will be 2017! How do you feel about the turning of the year? Are you filled with excitement? Are you relieved to be leaving 2016 behind?
I had a light bulb moment today. I realised that every New Year’s Eve, I’m ready to forget about the previous year, and race into the New Year, getting all my goals achieved in January! I try to create a brand new start, instead of growing, building and developing from the previous year.
All Christmas I’ve been tired. I realised today that tiredness was because energetically I didn’t have the motivation to get everything done in January, and part of me felt I needed to. I’m tired because 2016 had not finished like I expected it to. Yet in so many ways, this is the happiest I’ve ever been. I’m tired of trying to make decisions and trying to get the year off with a bang.
That’s why today I made a decision. I have goals for the year and I’ll keep them in mind over the 12 months. Now though, I’m looking at the last three months to figure out how to grow and develop aspects of my life for the next three months. I want to lean into the discomfort and the excitement of knowing that none of my goals might happen yet better things could happen instead.
So my New Years mindset is now patience and growing from the last three months of my life. In March/April, I’ll looking at growing from the first three months of the year. I’m taking pressure off myself and growing from 2016 into 2017 instead of creating a whole new start.
Happy New Year!