A simple reason people can get discouraged from moving forward with their hopes and changes for a new year is that the previous year still must be wrapped up. YES the calendar says 2015, but everything about our daily world still says December 2014!
Here are just a few things that can keep your mind focused on the previous year and off your new plans:
• Hectic holiday travel
• Putting away the holidays, ie, taking down lights, packing and storing decorations
• Writing thank you notes…or in my case New Year’s Cards…
• Paying bills that say December
• Organizing 2014 tax information
Is it any wonder you stumble on your new aspirations? How about giving yourself a little break? Maybe you are not so behind after all. Take a few minutes and reflect on everything you’ve accomplished in the first 6-weeks of 2015.
The little bit of sunshine and warmer temps we’ve enjoyed have teased the daffodils! But the promise of spring does bring a New-Year-kind-of-energy so I think the middle of February is the perfect time to officially start the New Year! What about you?
Now let yourself feel encouraged and give yourself permission to officially start YOUR new year now.