Friday, December 21, 2012

Build the Year of You!

With every New Year comes the opportunity to set the tone for the upcoming year. For 2013, we are challenging you all to make this year your year! Follow these tips below, and make 2013 a year to be remembered!

Be Positive: You know the old quote: “Whether you think you can or think you cannot, you are right!” A big part of having a great year is to think that you will. Try to find the bright side of everything and you will find that there is no limit to the great abundance of the next year.

Become Better-Rounded: Strive to make yourself better-rounded. Make new friends, explore new cultures, try a new sport, take up singing, painting or developing some other talent. Picking up new hobbies help us develop different skills and appreciate different things in life.

Volunteer: Volunteer your time to a cause that you believe in. It will make you feel POWERFUL to become part of the bigger picture. Whether it be at the local food bank, an animal shelter or just helping out an elderly neighbor in your neighborhood, helping makes you feel better about yourself. Also, being able to reflect on how you make a difference in the world can help brighten any case of the blues!

Review your Limitations: Evaluate your limits now and push to burst through them by the end of the year. As humans, our potential is near limitless and we should all cash in to become the best we can be! Practice to run faster, jump farther, become smarter… There are so many opportunities out there, and too often, it’s US holding ourselves back!

Remember it: This one sounds weird, but trust us, it works! This year, make a 2013 Memory Jar. It can be as simple as a mason jar but can be as big of a pick-me-up as playing with a kitten! Every time that something great happens, whether it be having a fun night out with friends, or a stranger giving you a compliment, write it down on a small piece of paper and put it in the jar. At the end of the year, open it up and read the papers to remember how great the last year was!

With all of that being said, we hope that this upcoming year is going to be a great one! Happy Holidays to you all and, remember: this is the Year of You! Seize it!