One of Gretchen Rubin’s favourite quotes is ‘The days are long but the years are short’ and as I get older I can’t help but realise just how true this saying is. The years tend to pass so quickly, almost too fast to count. One of the things I like most about New Year is that it is an opportunity to take stock of the year past and to look to the future. I find it quite comforting to have this day as a time when I can look back on what goals I’ve achieved and to reschedule and reorganise the goals that I didn’t manage to achieve – yet!

 

For many reorganising goals unmet might appear like quite a sombre way to see in the New Year but I actually find it is quite the opposite. It actually serves to refocus my energy and gives me much greater determination and motivation to achieve them in the coming year because I know I have reworked them so they are S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timescaled). If you would like to create meaningful goals for the year ahead you can read my series on goals titled ‘How to turn your dreams into reality’.

 

This year for the first time I will also be making a list of all the highlights of the year for my 40 before 40 scrapbook, again this is a fantastic way to feel great about the year just gone.

 

How will you be spending your New Years Day?

 

Wishing you all the very best for the year ahead,

 

x X x Jenny Leigh x X x