Tuesday, January 05, 2016

7 Steps To Having A Valuable Year



Quote of the day: 
Forgiveness is the final form of love. -Reinhold Niebuhr 


So another year is here. I like to think of it in terms of having a new sheet of paper, but with the same pen. Of course there are immense benefits to starting anything afresh -be it a year, a day, a relationship and so on. Great expectations often follows, like a new day with fresh clouds.

So here is to every deserving pursuit of your goals. I maintain a weekly list of goals, often greater than five. It helps to put things in perspective. Its something you can try too. You might just end up getting things done faster and with less stress. I have managed to produce seven steps to having a profitable year.


1.  Forgive Others And Even Yourself

There is always room for different emotions like love and forgiveness. They both require an openness and essence that transcends. You don't change the past when you forgive, but you change the present and future. To start thinking anew, you must embrace life, and let go of the past.

2. Early To Bed, Early To Rise
This isn't easy, but is achievable over time. It not only helps you health-wise, but also does wonders for your mind. I can attest to that fact. There is a certain freshness and clarity of the mind when you get up earlier than usual in the morning, due to a great night's rest. This truth, will help kick start your day, and keep you alert all day. And in between all these, eating healthy and working out helps too.

3. Don't Be Afraid

Well it is easier said than done, bur fear may turn out to be one of the biggest things holding you back. Fear of failure, of what other people would say, of how to move on, of loving again, of moving on, and a thousand other fear factors. It can be quite distressing. It cripples your thoughts, emotions, and well being. Maybe its about time that you faced your fears.

4. Travel And See The World

Get out of your postcode, area and current location. Plan a mini trip to another county, state, or country. Do your research before you go. Transport and feeding costs for one. And what is the place famous for? If it is another country, what language skills will you require? Gather all relevant information, and then make plans. It may not even be for this year -maybe the next, but do go out and see the world. Just go. In other words, try out something new.

5. Make The Right Decisions For Yourself

At times in life we have to make important decisions. In the end, some of those decisions may hurt the people around us, but truthfully positive growth and change is the only way forward. Decide for yourself what's best for you, what you know will make you happy, and be confident enough to go for it.

6. Keep Track of Important Things, Dates

It is easy to get lost and be overwhelmed with everyday life. And truthfully, keeping an eye out on important things like finances, personal well being, and important dates can be tasking. Make a spirited effort this year and watch it pay off in the end. For instance, you can set Facebook email notifications, or schedule birthdays onto your phone calendar -never forgetting the birthday of someone important again. There all sorts of apps around to help you stay on track. And if that's not for you, then good old pen and paper should do the trick.

7. Be Alert To Everything

Be alert to everything the world has to offer. Observe the dawn of a new day and marvel at the sun. Acknowledge the sun as it sets, and ponder on your achievements for that day. Be alert to new possibilities and emotions. Be alert to your body and the messages it passes to you. Be calm, humble, confident, and show self-control, but be alert. Be alert to repetition, and also originality. Be alert to the universe, to your thoughts and actions.


Peace as always*



Current Listen: Jimi Hendrix -Somewhere







48 comments:

  1. i love #4, we love traveling. that is our favorite stress reliever ever. it makes the soul happy. going to bed early is never tough for me, i need my sleep or i am not a nice happy person. happy new year! ( :

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  2. Good agenda, great list for 2016

    Wishing you a healthy happy year

    much love...

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  3. What marvelous insight you have. I agree with all of those - now to do it and follow through!

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  4. Love these, especially #3!

    Happy new year!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  5. Those are such great life goals, not just for the new year, but for the entirety of life. May 2016 present you with many opportunities and wonderful experiences!

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  6. Good way to be indeed, except for maybe travel, that takes $$$$ no matter how you swing it and cat sitters lol

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  7. Great goals, I'm having #1 and #3 too, they do take some effort sometimes but help you grow. Wishing you all the best for the New Year!

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  8. Happy new year! I wish you all the best!

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  9. Thank you for another worthwhile post

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  10. Wonderful advice. Good post.

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  11. Do what is right for you and not what others think you should do. That's what I do and it's worked very well for many years.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  12. Very wise steps! Thanks for sharing and happy new year!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
    http://www.fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  13. Very good suggestions. Some are more manageable than others, but all worthy of consideration.

    Happy new year!

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  14. Happy New Year and those steps are a very thoughtful way to make life an easier journey!!

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  15. Yes, good points to take on board.

    Hope 2016 has started well for you ... good wishes

    All the best Jan

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  16. Alertness and clarity is my challenge and my focus for the new year. Have a productive, meaningful 2016, Blogoratti.

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  17. Great advice and post!
    Happy Sunday, enjoy your week ahead..

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  18. Some great ideas listed here Blogoratti! I really need to travel more even if it is only to get away from my current post code! Happy New Year to you.

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  19. Great life lessons not just for the year but overall. Now it is trying to keep them

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  20. #3 & #7 especially resonate. What we pay attention to, grows.

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  21. Words to live by. Great post.

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  22. Very beautiful words.
    I wish you in the new 2016 only the best, especially good health and happiness.

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  23. A great list, some more doable than others... all worth thinking about/working on.

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  24. Lots of good things to consider and I wouldn't disagree with any of them.

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  25. This is a good list. I think for many people it is doable, and some of them are important too! Happy New year!

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  26. This is a good list. I think for many people it is doable, and some of them are important too! Happy New year!

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  27. This is a great list!
    Although I'm more an "Early to bed, slacker till noon" kinda guy.

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  28. Great post thanks for the valuable advice!

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  29. Carefully read everything ... thank U 4 posting this, Mr. B ... Love, cat.

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  30. Very great information; I love every tip and would certainly put them in mind.
    Happy new year.

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  31. Keeping track of important things and dates is first on my list. I love the list. Happy new year, my dear friend.

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  32. That's great! Will follow all but going o'seas will take lots of consideration

    Hank

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  33. That's great! Will follow all but going o'seas will take lots of consideration

    Hank

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  34. Good advice and may you have a wonderful New Year... There was a time in my life when I was reading a lot of Niebuhr--and I still have seven or eight of his books in my library.

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  36. When I see 'Steps' is a title I usually just roll my eyes and move on but I'm glad I did not. You have great suggestions and you pen it down so well.

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  37. When I see 'Steps' is a title I usually just roll my eyes and move on but I'm glad I did not. You have great suggestions and you pen it down so well.

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  38. Great advices, people should learn from this post!
    Have a great year! (:

    www.caterina-m.blogspot.com

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  39. A good list.....
    1 - Some people do not deserve to be forgiven....
    2 - we have "sleeping issues" so we get a bit sleep at odd times ... and keep going on coffee and all the "energy" from our nervous disorder...
    3 - We have (bad case of) Socialphobia... and worse is our "Fear of Failure"...(got over all of our other "Fears"..
    4 - afraid that the only time that I get to go anywhere is tho Monroe for doctor visits.... so stuck in Marshville... Forever....
    5 - There is that "fear of failure" again....
    6 - too many things that we try to not "think" about.... many other things like dates we tend to not remember till later....
    7 - With our paranoia we are Always "Alert" and "Aware of our surroundings"...
    A very Happy New Year to you and yours, good Sir...

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  40. these are wonderful things to consider. thank you.
    Lovely 2016 to you!

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  41. Thanks for the advice dear!

    http://helderschicplace.blogspot.com/2016/01/red-against-rain.html

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  42. You gave great tips, I really need to incorpate the 2nd one in my life, because I get up early, but I go to sleep too late, I have to change it :)

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

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  43. Very nice steps! I wish you a great and warm 2016! Thank you for all your kind regards over the last year! Love, Carolien

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  44. Thanks for sharing. Number 2 was a challenge for me, but I got that locked down this year. Sleeping by 11pm instead of 1am makes a whole lot of difference.

    WHY 2016 WOULD BE LIKE OTHER 2015 FOR MOST PEOPLE

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  45. Wishing you a very healthy, happy new year!
    Those are wonderful things to learn. Especially I like number(1). Thank you for sharing.

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  46. Wishing you a very healthy, happy new year!
    Those are wonderful things to learn. Especially I like number(1). Thank you for sharing.

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