BY DARA KURTZ
I absolutely adore the month of January. Maybe it’s because I love a new beginning. I get excited about the thought of getting a fresh start and having a clean slate. I admit, each December I like to spend a little time analyzing my life and thinking about how the past year has gone. I like to focus on what I love about my life, and I try to identify positive changes I can incorporate in the New Year.
I used to make New Year’s resolutions. The older I get, the more I realize the pressure of trying to keep resolutions doesn’t seem to work for me. There’s no need to put a label on it. Even though I love my life and feel good about the choices I’ve made, I recognize there is always room for improvement.
For all of us.
If there are areas in your life where you would like to make a few changes, January is a good time to start. You can create the life you want. It just might take a little work.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t mind putting in the work to create my best life.
Figuring out what you want your life to look like is a personal process. No one can do it for you, and there isn’t a magic formula you can buy to tell you what to do. Living an authentic life is something you have to create for yourself.
Take a little time to think about 2017 and what you want it to look like.
I know you’re busy, and I get that you probably spend a lot of time rushing around from one activity to the next. However, don’t miss the opportunity a new year brings.
Don’t be afraid to make changes in your life and be willing to try new things.
Dare to be different and live off the grid.
The more effort and energy I put into living the life I want, the more satisfied and content I am with what I’m getting. If something doesn’t feel right, I think about it and try to figure out a different approach.
If you aren’t happy with the direction your life is headed or the choices you’ve made, you can do something about it. Each day, you get a fresh start — a new day, another 24-hour period, the opportunity to have a “do-over.”
I encourage you to carve out a little time this month. Take the time to focus on yourself and your life. Think about what is working well for you and where you see room for trying something new.
Living is an art. A skill. A craft.
Don’t be afraid to erase a few lines or draw a new picture in your own life.
An artist is constantly changing and growing his or her work. The same holds true for life. Mold your life into the picture you want, give yourself the freedom to figure out what direction you want to move in and enjoy the process of seeing it take shape.
You can create the masterpiece you desire, but only if you put the time and energy into working at it.
Find meaning each day,
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