As 2016 draws to a close, you’ve probably been reading lists and lists of ‘the best.’ Sometimes it’s the best movies of the year, others the best TV bloopers, or the best male and female athletes. If you’re like most of us, you probably like to begin each New Year with hope and optimism. So, in the spirit of ‘bests,’ here are some of my posts from the past on HerMentorCenter.com that can help you make a successful personal transition from 2016 to 2017.
Once you decide that you are ready to make a change, planning how to achieve your New Year’s resolutions is crucial. Recognize your role in the process and focus on the strategies that work for you. As you use these tips to turn your goals into reality, enjoy the satisfaction that comes from your accomplishments in 2017.
They say you can’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been. Before you begin to look forward and work on improving yourself, this may be the time to focus on acknowledging and understanding more about your personal assets and how to make good use of them as you move toward your goals.
If you’re looking for some direction about how to set New Year’s resolutions for 2017 that you’ll likely be able to keep, check out these ideas for drawing on your strengths even as you reach out to ask for help from others when you need it. Taking care of yourself yet still expressing gratitude for others makes it possible for you to continue your progress.
We’ve all had obstacles crop up that stop us in our tracks. What becomes important when you hit a stumbling block is to find a way to pick yourself back up and begin again. It’s never easy to regroup and turn a New Year’s resolution into reality so I’ve got some proposals about how to recover and challenge yourself anew. You’ll want to implement my techniques like setting more realistic goals, making a public commitment, buddying with a partner and 5 other suggestions I provide.
January, with its short days and cold weather is a tough month to begin a process of change. It can be a depressing time, especially with the emotional letdown following the holidays in December and the sticker shock of credit card bills. If you find yourself having difficulty dealing with January blues, try out my 10 tips to help you cope. And if you believe you experience SAD – seasonal affective disorder in winter, take a look at my article addressing possible ways to alleviate it.
After a very difficult 2016, this coming year you’re hoping to make the right choices, follow-up on positive change, and achieve the goals that have been eluding you. In that spirit of confidence and resourcefulness, we offer you support all along the way here on our website through our white papers in the Resources section. Feel free to click on these links to give you more information and encouragement as well as practical strategies to put in place.
Join us again in 2017 as we continue to share our thoughts for success in nurturing yourself. Let our insights and encouragement empower you to reach your goals. Our best wishes to you for a New Year of health, growth, meaning and achievements.