Hello, lovelies! We have entered the new year and that means most of us have an entire list of things that we want to accomplish by the end of January 2017. I have a list too, and this time I set my mind to really do my best to cross (almost?) everything off it. In this post I’m going to share with you some tips that I have learned along the way and that I am ready to put to good use this year, in order to have the BEST YEAR YET!
I am a strong believer that a tidy home means a clear mind. So whenever I enter a new year, I like to clean my house and get rid of everything I don’t need anymore. And if you’re anything like me, you know you just can’t study if your desk isn’t organised.
I have exams coming up in a few weeks, so just a couple of days ago I made sure I got rid of any unnecessary things on/in my desk and I prepared my space so that I would have a clean and organised environment.
2. LIFE VISION AND 2017 GOALS
When you make a decision to have the best year, you need to know what you want. There are some that have no problem with this, but others really struggle to find the things that they truly want to do in their lives. My advice? ask yourself the following questions:
If you could choose one thing to accomplish this year, what is it? Imagine yourself at the 2018 New Year’s party, now what is it that you’re really proud of having accomplished?
And when you think fast forward to the last day of your life, what are the things you’re really happy you got the chance to do? Do you have any regrets?
These are questions that never fail to put me face to face with my reality and realize I have so may things to look forward to and to work towards.
When you ask yourself these questions, get a piece of paper and write down the answers, and based on these answers you are able to determine a life vision and your 2017 goals.
3. VISION BOARD
One of my favourite things to do as I’m crossing into the new year is a vision board. I do this based on my goals that I’ve set. There are a couple of ways in which you can do yours, but I prefer to do it on my computer, as it looks more neat and clean. Another tip is to make categories, like Career, Relationships, Personal etc., and add a few photos for each category.
4. STAY ORGANIZED
Sometimes life just gets a little too much to handle, so it’s important to have a few tricks up your sleeve that can help you overcome those stressful times. I deal best with these situations when I have a clear schedule to follow, and that’s why, I have a planner for everything: schoolwork, blog, youtube, personal etc.
This year I plan on raising some money and travel a bit, so I’ve made 3 envelopes: in the first one I raise money for myself, in the second one both my boyfriend and I chip in, an din the third I gather receipts.
That’s it for today’s blog post. If you want to find some more details you can watch the video above. I hope this information was helpful and I wish you all the best year! Talk to you soon!