My new year is looking a little different than normal. In fact, I started the year WITHOUT my detailed plan. Yikes! For me a type-A planner, this was difficult to grasp. I had lots of notes and ideas, but I always use the last week of the year to bring everything together in a nice concise plan in my iBloom Planner. I had set aside the entire week to get ready for the new year.
Well, life happened…again!
My kids got sick! Within that 7 day-span, we went to the doctor four times and to the hospital once. My life was consumed with medicine, breathing treatments every 3 hours, essential oils hourly, and very little sleep. My family needed my full attention, so there was no time to get ready for the new year.
Perhaps you’re feeling a little less than prepared for this new year. If so, I understand. I was feeling soo behind. However, in reality it’s just been a few days. This doesn’t mean the entire year is a loss. We still have most of the year left. So, here’s what I did to regroup:
#1: Choose a different New Year’s Day
Yep, you read that right! Once the kids got sick, I knew that all of my plans for the week were quickly changing. And, since they are my first priority they got my full attention. But, I instantly told my husband that our new year wouldn’t officially begin for a few more weeks. He laughed, but for me it was an important decision so that I could stop feeling behind.
#2: Get Ready for an AMAZING New Year
Once I intentionally decided to move the start of my new year, then I scheduled time to prepare. Here’s a great blog, where I share the 5 things I do each year to get ready for the New Year. Remember, you have new date for your New Year, so do these things leading up to your date.
#3: Have a New Year’s Party
I’m having a New Year’s Party for my lil family, so we can celebrate the start of our new year. We’ve talked about our goals, created our vision boards, and we’re ready to officially get this new year started. Plus, it’s a win-win because now I can get those cute New Year’s party favors at a fabulous discount.
It’s not too late to make it an AMAZING year. Choose a new start date, get ready, and then celebrate the beginning of your new year!