Phew. We’re coming into the home stretch … December. For many of us it will be a time to kick back and relax. We’re going to eat a lot more, read more, sleep more and chill out more.
December might also be a time for reflection on the year that was. What worked? What didn’t? And, it might also be a time for looking into the future. What are the plans for next year? What goals need to be achieved?
For me the challenge with future-thinking is that we always leave it for tomorrow (obviously). Have you ever caught yourself saying things like, “I’ll start on Monday” or “I’ll start in the new year”?
It’s almost like we’re building up a head of steam to get started. Here’s a question? What’s wrong with deciding to start right now … this instant? Why do we have to wait until the new year to start something amazing or even mundane?
What gets me through this human endeavour is that I see each day as a totally new life for me. So, even if I messed up yesterday, today I can start over and make choices that better serve me. And, if I mess up again today, I can start over tomorrow.
This way my whole life is in cycles of 24 hours and I can consciously choose my outcomes every day.
For me there’s no point in starting something in the new year that I can start today. I suppose what I’m saying is that I treat every day like a new year. Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.