The year of 2019 has come and gone and we are all now living in the year 2020. Are you ready for a brand-new start? If you’re not too sure, then take a moment to look through the following tips provided by Eastant in order to be more prepared for 2020.
Looking back on the last year
Many people will hurriedly decide on their New Year’s resolution with no respect or consideration for the pains and gains endured in the last 365 days. However, in the last year, victories were had, mistakes were made, relationships came and went and, most importantly, lessons were learned. You could ask yourself the following questions, consciously reflecting upon your own 2019.
● What did I do to most contribute to my successes?
● What did I do to most contribute to my failures?
● With whom did I spend the most joyful time?
● With whom did I spend time with where I received no value?
● What will I most fondly remember about 2019?
Find areas for improvement
Nobody is perfect. After you have reviewed the major incidents of the past year, you will definitely find some things that you regret. The New Year is the best time to recognize our shortcomings and take appropriate action! Questions like “What would I do differently given the same set of circumstances?”, “What are the areas I need to improve?” and “What potential have I left?” may point you in the direction of your progress.
Setting goals and intentions
Shortly into the beginning of the year, it is helpful to sit down tranquilly with a notebook and make a bucket list of things to do throughout the new year. You could choose simple, easy things such as “learn to cook a dish” or specific, realistic goals like “Go back to college.”. You can also try to schedule 1 new thing each month in order to get out your comfort zone, which will not only expand your horizons, but it will also let you grow as a person. If you have no ideas about what to write, try to fulfill the following blanks.
● A new skill I’d like to learn / 我想学习的一个技能是：
● A city I’d like to visit / 我想去拜访的一个城市是：
● A book I’d like to read / 我想阅读的一本书是：
● A new food I’d like to try / 我想品尝的一种新食物是：
● A good habit I’m going to form / 我想养成的一个好习惯是：
● A bad habit I’m going to break / 我想改正的一个坏习惯是：
Last but not least, it is also vital to clear your mind and heart of weight in order to focus on the path ahead. No matter what you have experienced in the past year, let bygones be bygones. If you find this difficult, try getting a new haircut to freshen up, tidy your bedroom or start an exercise program, all examples of good ways to give yourself an inner fresh start.
Above all, learning from last years’ experience and reflecting upon what you should improve on can make you better equipped to face the new year, and when setting new year goals and intentions, try to avoid unrealistic and goals that are too difficult. Furthermore, regaining a beginner‘s mindset is the most important thing that cannot be ignored. We hope this article helps you to get more prepared for the coming year, and Eastant wishes you a Happy New Year!