Its that time of the year! We are officially one week away from 2016...can you say that you're prepared? I don't know about you, but I've been anticipating the new year and all that it has to bring! I've also already started working on it. I've put together a few items that have already kick started my new successful year, and I'm hoping they can help you too! So, while you're out getting those after Christmas sales, make sure you pick up these helpful tools to start your new year off right!
- Why do you need a planner? To PLAN! When I don't make plans for myself or write down what I should be doing...guess what I do? Nothing. Boy, I can be lazy. When I can visually see things I need to do, it makes me productive, declutter's my brain, and most importantly it holds me accountable for my plans. Planners are important people, and if you think they aren't test it out for a week and reflect on what you actually accomplished! You'd be surprised and proud of yourself for being so productive!
- A friend of mine got me hip to Myleik (founder and CEO of Curlbox). She happens to be quite inspirational. She created this journal so that you could start on your year early! I plan to use this journal to reflect on the goals I set for myself last year and really analyze what went wrong vs what went right. This will help when setting the new year goals! Throughout the year, having a journal helps you to note things that are happening and makes it easy to see if you're really staying on track with your goals.
- Now we all love Shonda. In this book she talks about how she forced herself to say YES to everything for an entire year. Sounds frightening, yet liberating! Its a pretty hilarious and inspirational book. I've already put a good dent in it and I definitely encourage you to check it our for yourself.
- While listening to one of my favorite podcasts (The Friend Zone), the topic of healing crystals came up and their benefits really sparked my interest. Everyone needs good energy around them. I went to my local crystal shop here in Atlanta called Crystal Blue and had a pretty cool experience. They basically told me to walk around and let the crystals pull me in. I ended up with amethyst, citirine, black tourmaline, and rose quartz. After researching each one, they were indeed perfect for me! If there is a crystal shop near you I suggest you pick up some crystals and start your new year off with some good, positive vibes!
I'm so excited for 2016! Don't wait until the first of the year, get started now with these helpful tools!