A new year brings fresh possibilities and awakenings. It allows us to have a reset and a clean slate to accomplish all of the things we could have done better or did not get to altogether. It means something different to each of us. Some want to exercise and eat better, some will use this opportunity to take a new attitude and approach to living, others will get a new job, quit bad habits, find a love interest or read more. Whatever you aspire to do (or not do) to become better, the trick is to sustain it.
How do we stay on track? One day at a time and with the following.
Deliberate practice. They say habits take 66 days to form so don’t get discouraged because change requires commitment. And, when we fail, we start anew.
When you make progress, push yourself to do more. That’s how real improvement happens. Tiny little shifts compound into meaningful outcomes.
Be grateful and proceed joyfully. It could be worse. Yes, it could be better, but it could be a lot worse. Let’s not lose sight of what is important.
This is time for appreciation. It’s time for peace in the chaos. And, it’s time to do our very best.
In doing so, ensure to carve out time to rejoice in the progress and victories along the way.
“Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.”