Can you believe it? 2015 ended and now look out 2016 is finally here today. Another year passed and you’re another year older and wiser. What did you accomplish last year? What will you remember the most? You might have already reflected on your year and during the holidays emotions can run high. Maybe you are looking about now, instead I urge you to look forward.
Why should you look forward to the New Year? There are lots of reasons to look forward to the new year, but the most exciting reason is you can start over fresh. Its seems like on every social media feed you have, everyone is talking about the new year and resolutions and what you should do. Now that the holidays are over and its time to go to work. How do can you take advantage of the new year and a fresh start?
Here are some great things to remember for this year!
- Give yourself a break – As mothers and wives and sisters and daughters and aunts we always tend to be put others first. However, this year take care of yourself. Try taking more walks or hit the gym, mediate or try yoga, or why not buy a coloring book for adults. Make sure this is best year of your life. Rest, go to the spa, get your nails done, splurge and buy something you really want. Be happy.
- Go on an adventure – I was just reading an article the other day and it talked about time and how our lives can sometimes become mundane with routine. Which is why time seems to pass faster, but if we make memories by visiting a museum, going a trip, trying a new hike, see a play, concert or show – time tends to slow down because you are creating lots of awesome memories.
- Learn something new – Sometime we hold back and stay stuck in are same old ways. Let’s make 2016 a year to remember. Be bold and learn that new language, take that class you have always wanted to take, find out benefits are offered to you as a military spouse or learn what it takes to open your own business. Whatever you dreams may be live them now.
Being able to start with a blank sleight give you the power to accomplish anything you want. I typically don’t make New Year’s resolutions because just like writing in a journal daily I can’t commit. Which its okay. Resolutions tend to be over rated. A resolution is a firm decision to do something where are goal is a persons ambition and effort to accomplish a desired results. I just try to be a better person every day through out the year. As for this year, since I don’t do resolutions I set obtainable goals rather like communicating with others in a clear and concise manner. I also want to be a better listener.
I think our world is changing and so we must change to for the better. Looking back on 2015 it’s hard to see the violence that occurred in neighborhoods, terrorist acts that happen around the world and disasters like floods and fire that take lives of innocent people. However, this year 2016, and we can all work to make this the best year ever. On one last note, I would say the best advice is to treat others the way you want to be treated and help out when you can.
Happy New Years!
Here are some other great Military Spouses posts I recommend to read about the New Years:
What do want from the new year? Leave a comment and share your thoughts!