It's that time of year again, when we reflect on this year and start to mentally prepare for the next one.
Some people finish the year disappointed that they haven't achieved more, many also seem personally affected by global events and deaths of celebrities. Perhaps they're a reminder of our own mortality and how important it is to make the most of each day that we're given.
So, how to make the most of next year? Start by knowing what you want, then engage your focus, imagination and intent to make it happen. Here's how:
Reflect on your year that's past
Ponder what you want to achieve next year
Consider what needs to be done to make it happen
Most importantly, try to make it fun. Play with the steps, play with the triggers, motivators and rewards. If you miss a day don't beat yourself up, congratulate yourself on noticing and wanting to continue.
Understand that self improvement is an iterative process. Like the turning of the earth, or its rotation around the sun, it's cyclical and we pass through stages.
Remember, your life is your major work and every new day (not just every new year) you're given another opportunity to create a masterpiece. Embrace it!