What to think about at the end of the year


It’s almost Christmas and I am madly trying to get the presents and food bought, and the house decluttered so all the family fits (if it is raining). So, when I’m not in survival mode, I’m in celebratory mode – yay! I made it to the end of another year.

The last thing I’m thinking about is self-improvement.

But maybe now is exactly the time I should be thinking about it.  After all, the New Year is just around the corner and I want to welcome it with a bang. I want 2017 to be a great year. This time next year I don’t want to be limping to the finish line again.

I’m reminded of one of my favourite sayings:

[blockquote align=”left” author=”Karen Lamb”]A year from now you may wish you had started today.[/blockquote]




So, in the spirit of starting today, I’m going to look at what I want to change. That way I can be ready for those dreaded things…

New Year’s Resolutions

What do you want to change? Spend more time with the family and less at work? Get that job or promotion that has been eluding you? Travel more?

I think my list might look something like this:

  1. Do one thing for self-improvement each day (even if it’s subtle)
  2. Exercise more regularly
  3. Be creative for at least 5 minutes each day
  4. Tidy my room daily.

I find the best way to make sure I do something for self-improvement every day is by doing online courses or reading books.

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