Tips to relax and recharge before the big last hustle of the year kicks in the door.
January is all about resolutions and setting goals for the new year but somehow I’m pretty sure no one expected to write “SURVIVE 2020” on the top of that list.
We couldn’t even imagine the kind of world we’ll live in by the end of the summer and I think I speak for everyone when I say:
“We made it so far, let’s just take a deep breath and pour a glass of fine wine.
Of course, it’s easy to feel lost and beaten in a time like this when nothing is certain. So I would like to give you some tips and a little motivation to take back control.
Now I know that this year is nothing like the years before. We had to adapt to a whole new reality and just now when our head is above the water again, we have to “go back to normal”.
But what if we could shape a better normal?
It’s worth to think about it because the first month of autumn is the perfect time to sum up your accomplishments so far and to set new goals.
What can you do?
Take a look at your year so far
- what was your biggest achievement so far?
- what’s one bad thing you could get rid of? (bad habid, toxic person, etc.)
- what are you proud of?
- what did you do for others, for environment and for yourself?
- what aspect of your life could you improve?
- what’s one thing you couldn’t achieve (yet) and why?
Prepare yourself for the rest of the year
Whether you like it or not, things are gonna speed up from now on. You think you still have plenty of time… and then all of a sudden Halloween hits you like a truck. And don’t worry, All Saints’ Day, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Christmas are waiting for their turn too…
Make an approximate plan for the holiday season
- Where and with whom do you wanna spend the holidays?
- Do you wanna change anything compared to last year?
- For how many people do you need to buy gifts?
- Make a gift list
- Collect ideas for the christmas menu or for homemade gifts on Pinterst
- If you want to do a homemade gift, now you still have the time to do it without all the hurry and stress
Write down some mini resolutions
Nothing’s sweeter than some small victories before the end of the year. And the good news is, you can just chill and focus on your goals without the whole “New Year, new me” pressure.
Small steps add up to big results.
Don’t let the darkness in
When the days are getting shorter and the weather’s getting colder, it’s hard to stay motivated and find a reason to get out of the bed in the morning.
But both autumn and winter are magical seasons. Cozying up with a cup of coffee while it’s raining outside is the most therapeutic thing I can imagine. As nature changes, try to slow down. Meditate, create silence around you, have a self-care day.
Leave the house
Yes, it’s cold. Dress warmly. Don’t underestimate a long walk or the mind-cleaning power of the cold air. See the change of the nature, go to a forest, buy pumpkins, collect leafes, take pfotos. You’ll feel better.