“Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday.”
― Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
So let’s make it count.
Happy New Year, everyone! It’s a brand new day, day one (of 365)! We’ve pressed the “Refresh” button and now we can begin a new chapter in our lives ― with fresh perspective, good intentions, and positive energy.
There are three basic ways to approach the New Year:
1. Let the chips fall where they may.
Make no resolutions, no plans. Just wing it. See what life brings. Be reactive, not proactive. Deal with problems, as they arise. Live in the moment. Don’t think about tomorrow (or that tomorrow, “tomorrow” will actually be “today”).
2. Micromanage yourself, your time, your life.
Make resolutions, with the intention of keeping them. Plan every month, every week, every day of your year (because, of course, everything is set in stone and nothing or no one will thwart your plans).
3. Hope for the best, but plan for the worst and, take time to enjoy your life.
Resolve to learn from past mistakes. Draw strength and confidence from past triumphs. Make a plan, but keep it flexible. Life has a way of upsetting the apple cart, so be prepared to make some contingency plans (usually referred to as Plan B)… just in case. You’ll fare much better if you are proactive, rather than reactive. Above all, leave time (each and every day) to savour your life and those around you.
I don’t know about you, but I’m taking approach #3.
Best of success to each and every one of you!
Now, it’s time to begin.
(Photo credit: via weheartit.com, by Samara Freire)