It?s a New?
Lease on life
It?s a NEW YEAR. I love new. Admit it: you do, too.
Who can resist the smell of new car or that new baby smell? Who can resist the look of a new house, the hope of a new lease on life, a new day?
Each and every January first, we get a new year. But does it every really feel new? Or does it somehow slip into another ?Groundhog Day? situation where you find yourself in the same routine over and over again? Living days and months that seem to be on repeat.
In that famed movie Groundhog Day, the lead character, a weatherman finds himself living the same day over and over again. And eventually, he learns to change it up. By the end, he lives that day the best he can.
What if I did that? Actually learned from past years and made this one different?
The word new means fresh, recent, not habituated! Now there?s a word you don?t hear much in today?s conversation.
What will it mean to not habituate (use that at a party, 3 points for vocab!) your year? What habits will you say goodbye to today?
Remember an old habit must be replaced by a new habit. Otherwise the old habit weasels its way back into the comfort of the familiar.
How will you do to redefine & make NEW your year?
- Sit down for one hour and decide what you want to be true on December 31, 2015. One thing, two things, but no more than 3 things. Too many goals and none are achieved.
- Break down your goal into milestones (actions/events marking a significant change or stage in development).
- Share your goal and milestones (dates included) with a friend and ask her to hold you accountable.
Remember make sure your goal(s) is doable, measurable, and worth the effort.
Say goodbye to the old!