New Year Means New Beginning
The month of January was named after Janus, the god of gates, doors and beginnings and the 1st day of the said month was dedicated to him. Janus had two faces, one looking forward and the other looking backward. This only means that in your life, you should pause for a while to reflect on what has happened in the year that passed and look forward to what’s in-store for you in the New Year.
So what can you do to start anew and be revitalized this Year of the Dragon? Read on:
- Sit quietly and think about all the struggles and hurts you’ve gone through in the past year. How has these experiences formed you? What did it do to your relationships? If you were able to overcome all these, then give yourself a pat for doing a great job and tell yourself to have the same or better resiliency next year. If not, then it’s time for you to release all these negativities and imbibe all the positive energies of the New Year. Forgive, forget and heal.
- Once you’ve released the negative aspects of your life, it’s time to write down all the blessings you received from the Lord. Remember to count as many blessings as you can. Even the simplest one can make a big difference in your outlook in life. When you realize that you are indeed blessed, you’ll be more optimistic and you’ll be a happier person. This attitude will invite more blessings for you in the coming year.
- Now that you’ve somehow created balance in the forces of your life, it’s time to make your New Year’s resolution and strive to accomplish it. You might want to include the following goals in your list:
- Change in attitude – be optimistic rather than pessimistic, be independent, manage time properly.
- Improve health and well-being – quit the vices, eat healthy food, sleep early, exercise regularly.
- Improve career – pursue higher education, get involved in complex projects, have better relationships with bosses and co-workers.
- Augment finances – allot savings monthly, get insurance, consider other types of investments
- Have social responsibility – give donations, participate in outreach programs, visit the sick or the prisoners
- Explore the world – travel either out of town or out of the country.
Once you’ve taken these simple steps, we are very sure that you will have the vigor that will propel you to greater heights in the Year of the Dragon.
Now, we have the right to say, Happy New Year to a New You!