Posted on Dec 24, 2014
Preparing for a New Year and In Home Help
The year is drawing to a close and the New Year is approaching. This is the time to reflect on the great memories made and what the future has in store for us. Many people choose to push past the New Year holiday, pack away the decorations, and get back to the daily grind without much thought about the past 365 days. As we prepare for a fresh new start in the New Year, it is great practice to look back on time spent with friends and family and the experiences shared, as well as any lessons that were learned.
Preparing the mind for the New Year includes making mental notes on situations that did not work as planned, and those that worked better than expected. Find ways to incorporate the actions and reactions that worked in the past in future situations. Make the New Year a wonderful excuse to discover new inspirations and plan for fun adventures.
After reflection on the past twelve months, it is time to prepare for the next trip around the sun. When the mind is ready, the body also needs to prepare. A healthy diet filled with cleaner foods with minimal processing is sure to lead to a stronger and leaner body. Incorporating some exercise, even moderate activity such as walking daily, will lead to a healthier life. Feeling healthy, physically, leads to feeling better emotionally and mentally as well.
Another way to prepare for the New Year is to clean and organize the home. Remove broken and unused items. Discard what is not used or loved from the home. Wipe down walls and nooks and crannies that might otherwise go unnoticed throughout the year. A mini spring-cleaning type of activity will help to purge the mind also.
When preparation of the mind is complete after reflection and a plan for a healthier diet and exercise in in place, the New Year can be welcomed with appreciation and anticipation. Remember to stay open-minded to any new experiences that may come and to always keep an open heart.
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