The Christmas tree is in the garage, there is only coffee creams left in the chocolate tin. Christmas seems like a distant memory of laughter, food and celebration.
Most of us see New Year as a time for starting fresh and setting off on the right foot. New Year is the perfect time for you and your loved ones to set goals, priorities, dreams and desires. A time to create some healthy resolutions that can last the rest of your life.
Here are just 5 easy ways you can prepare for your prosperous New Year, achieve your goals and support your loved ones to do the same.
Goals need to be realistic.
Try not to do too much at once, Christmas and the New Year can bring a lot of stresses into your life. Start with one resolution at a time. Set a deadline on your calendar. Don’t panic if you didn’t meet the deadline, just move it along on the calendar. Just don’t give up until you reach you goal.
Live life to the max!
Enjoy your surroundings, discover what your local community offers. Pick up that book that you have been saying you are going to read. Have a chat and laugh with a friend or your neighbour. It’s a New Year! Time for new beginnings.
It’s all about you…
It’s important to plan some ‘me’ time. Whether you’re a CareGiver or an older adult, you need time for yourself. That could mean you asking for a little support. Just make sure you set aside time so that you can enjoy yourself.
That difficult conversation.
Having difficult conversation with older loved ones may feel odd or uncomfortable. Yet, once the conversation starts it will be a relief. It’s a great time to get organised with important documents. Such as insurance, financial information and assets.
Time for sleep!
To make sure you are living your life to the max you need to get an adequate amount of sleep. Experts recommend between 7 and 9 hours of sleep every night. Keep track of how you feel. A consistent bedtime routine and avoiding afternoon naps can help a great night’s sleep.
This is your chance for a fresh start. Embrace change and enjoy the time you spend with friends, family and neighbours.
Try something new. Ditch old habits; make new ones!
Here’s to 2017, a New Year and New Goals.