What better time to make a new start than in the new year? At some point in time we have all made resolutions which have been broken within months, weeks and even days on some occasions. But what if 2015 had to be different? Instead of resolutions, I present to you three ideas that could help you have a productive year ahead.
1] The Vision Board
It doesn’t matter if you decide to have a board up on your wall or a website that allows you to have your own board (think Pintrest, DreamItAlive) or even a collage put together on Picasa. Creating a vision board and maintaining it throughout the year gives you some prespective of your dreams and accomplishments.
This week take the time to think of all the things you would like to achieve this year (or month) and have it on the board along with motivation quotes and captions to remind you that you can achieve it.
2] The Happiness Jar
One of the most important things about life is gratitude. And what better way to show your gratitude than by counting your blessings. Kick start 2015 with the happiness jar (or box or bag).
Every day write one thing that made you happy that day or that you are grateful for, then toss it into the jar. At the end of the year (or month or whenever life seems hopeless) open up your notes to remind yourself of all the blessings you have received.
3] The Education
You are never too old or too young or too dumb or too smart to learn something new. This year take up a new hobby or learn a new skill. Not only will this increase your knowledge but also make you a relatively interesting person.
For the renaissance souls out there, this may become a bit boring. So instead of devoting your time to learn maybe ballroom dancing consider multiple interests like ballroom dancing and quilting. Not only is it more diverse but such combinations are likely to hold your interest for longer.
Whatever you do…. do it with passion. Have fun! 🙂