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Sometimes life can get really busy and overwhelming, especially at this time of year! You’ll have social and family plans, lots of decorating and gift giving to do, and you may find that you have little time for yourself. However, it’s always a good idea to ensure that you’ve given yourself some time to reflect so that you can begin thinking about what you’d like to change in the new year and moving forward. There’s no better time than before a fresh year starts, to enjoy listing some manageable (and exciting) plans, so you can make the most of a fresh start in 2023.
It’s the small steps and changes that lead to a significant impact in your life, so starting as soon as you can will give you more time to enjoy the positive results. If you’re unsure on where to start, don’t worry; there are plenty of little things you can begin planning and doing right away! The following are some ideas and inspiration for anyone who wants a positive change to happen in their new year, for a happy and fulfilling 2023 ahead.
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At the risk of sounding like a parent; it’s time to get your affairs in order. Okay, so what’s meant by this is to ensure that you’ve booked anything that you’ve been putting off for weeks, or even months! Ensuring that you have set dates for important and necessary meetings, appointments, and sessions, will allow you to have more thinking space to enjoy all the fun stuff you could have going on, without the constant worry of having to sort something out. So, whether you need to visit Wahroonga Village Dental, book those driving refresher lessons, or the meeting with the bank manager; do it ASAP, and enjoy the organised feeling as you skip into January.
Rest is not a reward, and regular time out to yourself is a crucial part of maintaining good wellbeing and bettering your health overall. Therefore, make regular plans to enjoy some “you time”. It might be scheduling some time away from the family home each week, booking a class in something you’ve always wanted to try, or ensuring you have an hour each day to read, meditate, or have a bath. Whatever small thing that soothes you and brings you peace; make it a priority and a plan.
Ensuring that you have some plans to see loved ones as you enter a new year is an excellent way to start it on a positive note. Therefore, when you’re catching up over Christmas cocktails, or a festive dinner; get some dates in the diary for the new year. Take advantage of any great hospitality deals in restaurants and entertainment venues in January; there are countless things to book and enjoy with your favourite people. Knowing that you have set plans on your calendar to spend time with those who bring you joy will ensure your year will already be looking bright. So, give yourself the gift (or lots of little gifts) of positively planning for yourself next year!