Whereas the end of December has people reflecting on the past year, the beginning of January has people looking forward to the upcoming year. I have never been one to make resolutions, believing them to be rather superficial, and having the opinion if you want to start something new, start when the thought hits you, rather than on a specific date. It may be that belief, or a fear of failing–but that is another post.
Last January I made a vision board. It is amazing how many of the things on it came to be or were close to the vision. My vision board for this year is not complete, but will be by the end of the month. I am kind of cheating, as there is much from last year I intend to put on it again. Because really, most of what we want and dream about doesn’t change completely from year to year, but there are tweaks and sometimes new and bigger things to work on.
This year, I have a new planner. In the fall I learned about and practiced colour blocking to schedule more of my day, to do more of what is important and to see the categories (business, family, fun, exercise etc) I am spending my time. I have been faithful in filling in the planner and colouring the blocks. There is also a page at the beginning of each month to list goals and other information. That is where I put some of my household goals like cleaning a closet, or organizing something. I got a slow start with appointments the first week and being in LA the second week, but I have accomplished a couple things on the list. I still have a week or two and I am plugging away at the things on that list. I will be moving some of the items to next month; that I am sure of.
I have been reading quite a bit, a new habit I started a couple of years ago. I am on my 4th book this month. I intend to start a list (on my to do list) so at the end of the year I will remember what I read and see what I accomplished in that realm. The books I have been reading have me going back to learning about habits. It is so fitting for the beginning of the year and I will be implementing a few things here and there as I see the need (desire).
I started a few new things which I won’t share at this time but I will say, my January is going swimmingly as far as personal growth and goals go. I am striving for better and the future looks bright.
What are some of the things you do in January? Do you have a vision board? Do you have resolutions? Do you set goals for the year, or do you set them throughout the year as you need them? How is January for you so far?