It’s the last month of 2023. I’ve been counting down to this month, this year’s end, since January 1 of this year. It’s been a doozie of a year for me. But it’s also been a strong year in the category of personal growth. I try to the best of my ability to practice what I preach, because I am human, a quality that you and I share.
I suggest the following life hack: put your new year’s goals in place NOW, in December. Put things on your January and February calendar in December so that you can sit back, and enjoy December, knowing that January and February will be all ready to go, all tucked into a row to achieve new goals in the new year. Map out your goals in December, while you’re inspired to grow and do better in the new year. Sometimes, if we wait till January, our spark dwindles a bit, and our desires we felt in November and December, don’t seem as important once the tree is down and the decorations are put away. Simply put, commit to your goals now. I’m not suggesting that you start them now, only that you commit to them now.
It’s December! The most wonderful time of the year! Be present in December. Click your glass with friends and family, whether that glass is filled with spirits or mocktails. Make special purchases for those you love and wrap them with joy, gratitude and beautiful paper. Write a special, personal note to each recipient. These gestures build connection by letting those we love, know the value in which we hold them. Don’t hold back when telling others how grateful you are for them, especially this time of year, or anytime.
I wish you abundant amounts of holiday cheer.
Eat, drink and be merry…for tomorrow… we are choosing to grow.
In helpfulness…and holiday cheers,
Beth Lewis, LPC-S
Founder at Vervewell