And so, it begins… It’s Christmas time again….
Every year we prepare for Christmas Day. This year is a little different. For me at least. I’ve taken myself out of all the hustle & bustle, crazy noise, activities and even snow for that matter. Yes, it’s my first tropical Christmas ever!
As I walked by the center square I could smell the scent of fresh cut Christmas trees and wreaths. It seems a little odd thinking about Christmas in your shorts, t-shirt, and sandals. However, I’ll adjust. I’ve had my eye on these trees a few times however can’t quite cecum to purchasing one. One reason I think is I don’t have a lot of space the other is how long is this tree really going to last.
I remember cutting down a fresh tree in Canada with my dad & siblings only a day or two before the special day. With this heat, I just can’t see it lasting until the 25th. So far, I’ve opted for a string of crazy lights which I hung in my window. I have a few childhood ornaments I brought with me in my suitcases so it may end up being a Charlie Brown Christmas. Christmas comes but once a year and is celebrated all over the world. Rejoice, be happy, and give to those less fortunate than ourselves. It’s all good just the same.
What can you achieve in 2018?
As another year is coming to an end we can sit back and reminisce about the past and dream about the future. Some people get stuck in the past and others don’t know where to begin in the future. New Years is a great example. People run out and purchase a gym membership in hopes of getting fit and possibly losing weight. What mostly happens with these memberships? The gym has your money locked in for a year and you stop going.
If you had all the help and support to get to where you want. What could you achieve for 2018? I find by making lists of short term and long-term goals we can accomplish a lot. We can tweak our lists to put them in categories of 3 months, 6 months or even 3-5 years for example.
Every year it’s a good idea to set our goals. Whether you do it at the end of the year or the beginning of the next it doesn’t matter as long as you do it. Write them down. Keep your list in a place where you can refer to it often. It’s true that most businesses do well when they have a plan. Personal plans can work in the same way. Do you want to learn a new language? Take up a new hobby? Or perhaps start a new career? Without goals, I find I personally become stuck in a rut. Not focusing and achieving what I wanted. To help me stay on track some days I even make an agenda for the day crossing off each item as I complete the task. At the end of the day I feel accomplished and happy.