Are you putting your best foot forward for your New Year?

Are you putting your best foot forward for your New Year?

Are you putting your best foot forward for your New Year? 1615 742 Janice Thomas Janice Thomas //

The start of the year can be a time to strive forward with renewed focus on personal development and the things you want to achieve. It is also a great time to reflect on what you wanted for the previous year and maybe the reasons why we didn’t quite get to some of the things you had intended to.

If that is the case for you, ask yourself:

• Did I get in my own way/block myself, and how?
• Did I allow someone else to put blocks up?
• Did I get lost in the day-to-day busyness of life and work?

If you are answering ‘yes’ then maybe the goals just weren’t that important to you?

If they were important, still are and you want to concentrate on how to be happier and how to achieve your goals in 2024, then now is the time to work out how you can prioritise things differently so you don’t go another year without achieving all you set out to.

So why aren’t you achieving? If it is quite a big thing you want to achieve, look at how you can break it down into smaller chunks so it doesn’t seem like such a huge task. Massive goals and projects can be overwhelming if not broken down, so you might not even start them but instead come up with all kinds of excuses as to why you didn’t!

If someone else is putting up barriers, remember they can only negatively impact on you if you allow them to. Remember other people have a vested interest in keeping you the same. If you change, then it will change their life in a way that they have no control over – and most people don’t like that!

If something is important enough to you, a plan and a conversation might be needed so they can understand how the impact on them could be managed and be a positive thing, so you can then get the support that you need.

If you are getting lost in the day-to-day busyness – then maybe you need to put a different emphasis on the things you are not getting to? If you turn your goal into smaller chunks, you may be able to start your week with a couple of hours on it rather than leaving it until you finish everything else. Let’s be honest we all always have things on our ‘to do list’ so if your goal keeps getting put at the bottom of the list – the chances are you won’t have time to get to it.

If that is you – look at things from a different perspective, reprioritise, break goals down into smaller chunks – take a deep breath and start!

Then be all of who you can be in the world.

Wishing you a happy and successful 2024.