So an eventful 2016 comes to a close, filled with good and bad memories. What awaits in the year 2017 will be exciting nevertheless. But how many of us really stick to the list we make to improve ourselves? A handful at most isn’t it? A better action is to keep a resolution to change one day at a time.
So in the New Year, let us as human beings, resolve to change our habits, attitudes and lifestyle for the better.
In a simple statement: We need to get mentally tough, keep our heads down and prod through the obstacles.
In other words, do not keep an audacious goal. Work within your limits and surely, it can be met one day at a time.
Goal-setting, while admirable, is essentially pointless. Goals, in and of themselves, aren’t sustainable. They tell you where you want to go, not how you’re going to get there. You must have a mission in mind; whereas goals are just purely milestones.
Pick up a new hobby, get rid of old habits, bring a change within you.
Note down, dream it, and achieve it.
Here are three important ones worth mastering, if you want to be better this year (at cleaning, organising, or anything else):
Like the old saying goes; practice makes perfect. Whenever you find the time, make sure you practice the idea of organizing. Be it early morning just after your breakfast, or during the evening when you have an hour to kill after tea. This plan will take time to shape up but you will be glad you started it with great vigor. Trust us when we say, you will feel a sense of pride and joy with this activity.
Cleaning is a very important task in the overall process. Do not just dump things at random. You will suddenly find a pile of garbage (clothes and other things) and will be in a fix. Rather, take time of your busy schedule and clean up the house, one room at a time, or if you are at office, straighten your drawers and work desk. Research says, cleaning can help you release the stress and also increases your productivity ten folds.
Learn to be self disciplined and follow a system that works for you. At times like these, remember to be playful; have fun. Remind yourself why you are doing this, a small exercise in cleaning or organizing will bring joy towards the end.
So always remember to practice, plan thoroughly and finish the work started by you. Use this mantra and there will be rewards at the end of this mammoth journey.