How to plan for your best year yet

Say goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022! It’s a new year, which means we all have been given 12 more months to turn our lives around and start living our best lives. Whatever happened in the past does not have to carry into your new journey towards healing and freedom. There are ways to overcome the things that have held you back in the past so that you can step into a prosperous and abundant future. Here are some tips on how you can plan your best year yet!

  • Reflect and assess

Take a look at the things that have happened this past year or more. Reflect on what went right and what went wrong. What position did you play in those situations? Was there anything you could have done differently? It’s essential to look at where you have come from to understand where you need to go.

Also, reflect on what your core values are. What are the things and people that are most important to you? What makes you feel like your life has a purpose? Are you family, religious, or career-focused? Make a list of your reasons for persevering the things that keep you motivated and make you happy.

  • Release

After you reflect and assess the things that occurred in the past and the most important things to you, there is no need to hold on to the things that no longer serve your growth and development. Forgive yourself for the things you may have or may not have done in the past that you’re not proud of. Release old habits and people who don’t bring out the best in you to make room for the people and practices that will help your life improve.

  • Set goals

Now that you have reflected upon and assessed the things that have occurred in your past, it is time to set some new goals! What is it that you are hoping to accomplish? Make sure these goals are specific and measurable. For example, one of your new goals can be to have more gratitude for the things you do have by making a list of 5 things you are thankful for at the end of each day.

  • Make a vision board

You have set your goals; now it’s time to build your vision. Visualizing what you want is crucial in making sure it comes into your reality. Find some old magazines or hop on Pinterest and find the images that fit the theme you want for your life. Place them all on your digital or physical paper and put them somewhere that you can see them every day. Let your vision guide you to becoming the best version of yourself.

  • Use a planner

A planner can be an excellent tool for organizing your time and tasks. You can plan your day, week, month, and year exactly how you want it to go. Of course, life happens, and things may not go exactly as you planned, but having an idea of what you need to do and by when is a great starting place.

  • Take action

Last but not least is to take action! Now that you have given yourself some structure, you have all the tools you need to take action. You will have to overcome unexpected obstacles, but don’t let those stop you from pushing through. Remember your core values and your reason for why you are striving to reach these goals.

Family Builders is committed to your growth as an individual and parent. Our parenting program and batterer’s intervention programs provide individuals with the tools to turn their lives around for themselves and their families. To learn more, give us a call at 405-232-8226.

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