Friday, January 11, 2013
Making 2013 The Best Year Yet
Happy New Year! I am so excited to be starting a brand new journey and getting another year to grow, learn, and share. I have a feeling that 2013 is going to be amazing for al of us!
Many people celebrate the New Year by making lists of resolutions, goals, or wishes. I love that idea, but I also like to think about actions I can take each month in order to keep myself positive. Come June, it can be hard to remember just how motivated we were in January! For this reason, I like to write words of inspiration on each month of my new calendar. This helps remind me just how important a new year can be, and what was important to me during the first month of the year.
One thing you can do is to think of a word that starts with the same letter of the month. Here's an example...
Jumping January - get cardio exercise, jump rope, and jog!
Feeling February - journal about emotions and see what needs to be explored.
Munchy March - have lunch with friends once a week all month long.
Affirmation April - say affirmations every morning all month long.
Map May - go somewhere new this month!
Jovial June - Laughter is the best medicine! Make this a month of funny movies, comedy clubs, and humorous books.
Jogging July - increase jogging ability by one mile this month.
Awesome August - have fun, try new things, laugh all the time!
Secret September - send a secret surprise treat to someone every week this month.
Opportunity October - look for ways to make positive changes in your life. See where there's room for imporovement.
No Negativity November - Choose to think positive and catch yourself thinking negatively this month. Remember, 3 good thoughts cancels a negative one!
Dancing December - Take a salsa class, go dancing every weekend!
How fun is that? Those are just examples, so feel free to make up your own. You could also use words that don't share the first letter of the month, or even clip out sayings or affirmations that will be your focus for the entire month.
2013 can be the best year yet if we step into it with a smile, a positive outlook, and a belief in miracles!
Happy New Year!