In less than 48 hours, we’ll be entering the first full week of the New Year. And, that can mean a few things.
- You’ll be back to work.
- You’ll likely be busy sorting through several weeks of emails, phone calls and the like.
- You’ll be setting your sights on the first quarter of the year and everything you need to get done!
- Thoughts of overwhelm, “back to the grind”, or “Is it already January?” may start to surface.
By mid afternoon on Monday, you may very well forget that relaxed and festive mood you previously enjoyed in December and through the New Year. In fact, even now, the bright memories of the the New Year may be quickly dimming.
Don’t let this happen to you! Do whatever you can to keep the spirit of the season top and center in your heart and mind. Why? The uplifting energy of the holiday season can be a powerful force that can infuse everything in your life with lightness and positivity!
There’s also a sense of freshness and renewal as the holidays are about celebration, of ends and new beginnings. There are many layers of meaning — all of which you can draw upon any time you wish.
And, the good news is that you can tap into all of this — all though bringing memories to mind.
How to Keep the Happy New Year in the New Year
Try these quick tips to help you extend the holiday cheer into the New Year …
Tip #1: Find a festive photo or picture from the holiday season and add it to your phone, computer or tablet screen. Visuals are a powerful reminder than can trigger happy thoughts whenever we see them!
Tip #2: Take just 5 quick minutes, grab a piece of paper and then write down memories, words, names of people, gifts, food, feelings and anything that reminds you of happy things you enjoyed over the holidays. Don’t make a list; instead, write then all over the page. Use your creativity. Make it fun. Consider using color pens or pencils to add color. Pin this to your wall so that you can look at it throughout the day. These words will serve to trigger memories and connect with the energy they held for you!
Tip #3: Bookend your day by starting it and ending it with thoughts about the holidays And, maybe it’s not necessarily specific thoughts about the holidays, but rather the nature of the energy — light, happy, heartfelt and uplifting.
To Your Success in 2015!
Happy New Year Regards,