Here we are at the end of another year. It’s a great time to think about the year you’ve just lived through. How was it? Was it challenging or easy? What were the sorrows and joys of this year? Did you have as much fun as you wanted to? Did you accomplish the things you hoped you would? What can you do to make the next year better?
I’m not big on the whole New Year’s resolutions thing, but I do like to take inventory of the year gone by and set some goals for the next year. What do you want to do differently next year? What did you implement this year that really worked? You can’t do everything, but you can make time for the most important things.
Toss out the guilt and regrets. They will only weight you down. Brush off the offenses and hurts. Forgiveness will do wonders to brighten your outlook. Look realistically at the areas where you fell short and figure out how to make them better, if you can. Plan to relax more and worry less. In short, take a few minutes before the year runs out and make a few plans for improving on the fresh shiny year to come.