We are approaching the end of the current year. many people may consider it as unfortunate and unsuccessful. However, you still have some time to the last day of December to finish some issues and make this year successful. How?
We still have 31 days, the whole of December, to finish up what we have started in recent January. It is still enough time to work on your resolutions or close unfinished business so that the next year will be started fresh. Therefore, before you start planning the next year, do your best to make the most of the current one. Focus on the last month which will start tomorrow.
Let’s Face the Brutal Truth About the Current Year
Answer the following questions. Be brutally sincere with yourself:
- Have you fulfilled at least some of your New Year’s resolutions?
- Can you be proud of yourself?
- Can you, without any remorse, start planning the next year?
According to science, only a few per cent of individuals who prepare their New Year’s resolutions meet them. The overwhelming majority of people resigns just after the first week of the new year.
In order to finish the current year in harmony and self-satisfaction, with the feeling that there have been good twelve months, focus on December and do as much as you can, the same as businesses are doing with sales around Christmas now.
15 Ways To Excellent Finish Of the Year 2019
I will describe you fifteen ways thanks to which you can make 2019 successful. No more as then you could be discouraged. There are 31 days in December, so there is still more than half a month during which you do not have to think about the achievements of this year.
1. Dig Out Your New Year’s Resolutions
Check what you have achieved so far, which goals can be modified, e.g. moved to the next year, which are outdated or which can be pursued at least at the minimal level by December 31st. Take two A4 sheets of paper: one will be for the current and the other for the next year’s goals. Check the second sheet at the end of the month.
2. Plan Good Deeds
In this way, you will create more positive energy for yourself and other individuals. Examples: donations, visiting an elderly person and help him or her with shopping, walking their dog.
3. Plan Your Rest Around Christmas
This year make Christmas the time of rest and relax. Charge your batteries before the new year so that you will have energy and willingness to take new challenges.
4. Organise the Day Of Closing Unfinished Businesses
We all procrastinate or abandon doing important things. Make a list of all unfinished businesses (repairs, apologies, clutter clearing, giving things to the recycling of charity, tidying documents or files on your computer, phone). You will feel great relief having finished at least one of them.
5. Clear the Physical And Virtual Clutter
Christmas cleaning is not only about festive times. You are closing an old year in this way. You have all December to clear any kind of clutter (some kinds of it have been mentioned above). If you are overwhelmed with the amount of clutter, choose some strategic places: kitchen, dining room and bedroom. the same concerns your computer and phone, tidy bigger files and small documents leave for later. I can assure you that when you start, more than three places or more than only bigger files will be cleared.
6. Observe Your Budget
For the next 31 days, note down all your expenses. Write down the dates of your overheads (TV licence, water charges, electricity, internet, rent/mortgage etc.) In this way, you will be able to plan your budget more efficiently next year.
7. Visit the Doctors
We often procrastinate or forget to visit a specialist. Remember about your dental and medical checkups. Do a blood test (and urgent: check Vitamin D level). You can also visit your holistic doctor. After checkups, buy the prescribed medications and use them conscientiously.
8. Improve the Quality Of Your Relationships
It might not be done within a day or even a month, but 31 days are enough to do Radical Forgiveness or apologise and spend more time with your kith and kins. Next year you can make a long-term resolution, e.g. how to handle your anger or depression.
9. Plan Your Vacation
You do not need to reserve everything 6 or 8 months ahead, but at least make a plan where you would like to go and check the current prices. You can buy cheaper flights and book hotels with the option of free cancellation. Planning your holiday will make you busy and it will be easier to go through the winter.
10. Repay Your Debt
And I do not mean financial liabilities here. Some will still be being repaid the next year (e.g. your mortgage and some loans). However, you can make a plan of repayment and start clearing debts as soon as possible. Do not forget about the repayment of other kinds of abilities, e.g. meeting given promises, apologising and making up with your family.
11. Polish Your Skills
31 days are enough to read a manual and do some exercises, learn some new vocabulary or go for a weekend course. Sit and make a plan of how you will increase your qualifications in December.
12. Try a New Physical Activity
In this way, you will know what to practise next year. Yoga, aerobic, iron-pumping, swimming, Nordic walking? The choice is yours. Just move your four letters and start improving your fitness.
13. Buy Yourself Nice Clothes
And it is not only because of a Christmas party or dinner. Just make a present for yourself. And let this new piece of cloth symbolise a new beginning, of a better, more auspicious time.
14. Create a New Habit
Choose a habit which will be with you for the next year. December may be a test of how disciplined you can be. Here are some examples:
- putting negative thoughts to the bin,
- getting up and going to bed earlier,
- cutting on sugar, wheat, dairy, alcohol and caffeine,
- practising gratitude,
- practising mindfulness
- quit an addiction (smoking, drinking).
15. Plan Your Daily Meals
During the next 31 days, plan carefully what you will put into your mouth. You will be surprised by the amount of time gained and your weight which you have lost. Your finances will also benefit.
In a Nutshell
Today you have learnt how to make the most of the current year, using December for this purpose. Some of these tips include: clearing any kind of clutter, finishing procrastinated issues, learning new skills, starting a fitness program, training new habits, planning. Good luck.