How is your 2018 so far? Hope it is starting the way that you anticipated it to be.
Sharing with you 3 tips to ensure that 2018 will be your best year ever:
Do your spring cleaning for all forms and aspects of your life – from physical closets/storage areas to digital spaces in your hard drive, external disk to memory disks in your phones and cameras.
Throw away all the unwanted things and if it can is still be reused then sell or donate them.
Keep necessary things for the future like bills and make a plan on how long do you want to keep these items.
Shred the confidential things that you no longer need and if you can throw it in the garbage bin in batches to ensure security.
Let go of toxic people in your life. Free yourself of negative emotions and vibes.
2) Review the Past Year
Find a quiet space to think and reflect on the past year. Be truthful and acknowledge failures but be sure to also celebrate successes.
Assess what did you accomplish versus the goal that you set at the start of last year.
Look at what worked and what did not work last year.
Make a list of your key achievements and key learnings that you can go back to in the future.
3) Plan Your 5/10 Years Roadmap
Make a Plan for your life whether 5 to 10 years or even 20 years. The longer it is, the better.
Then look at your Life Plan and see what can be done this year to achieve the long term plans.
Break it down further to plans for the year in monthly buckets to see if it is realistic or are you putting too much stress in selected months of the year and play around to level it out.
You can do this is written form like a diary or essay or a visual form like a dream board. Do whatever works for you. In my case, I write down my Life Plan in bullet forms in a document file and make a visual dream board for the year in a presentation file which I print and put a copy in my office desk and my room.
The nice thing about bullet forms or essay forms is you can check or tick out like a bucket list. The only drawback is that you have to scan at least one page to see the list or even longer depending on what dreams and aspirations you have.
But having a visual dream board is also nice as it is very visual that at one glance you can see everything in one page but it may also be limited if like me you are challenged with drawings that you have to rely on images from the net that you may not get the exact picture of the house or car or charity organization that you aspire.
Hope these 3 tips do help you and let’s keep in touch on where you are versus your dreams and plans.
Cheers to 2018 – our best year ever! 🙂