"An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves."~ Bill Vaughan ~
Were you excited to see the old year end or were you excited to start the new? Which one are you, the pessimist or optimist?
Not everyone regards a new year as a new beginning. For some, it is just the continuation of time with the same habits and same day-to-day pattern. For others - me included - January 1st is always a fresh start. I don't toss everything aside and start over - that is not the point. It is, however, the chance to start with a blank page, to set new goals and to learn how to achieve them best!
January is just a great opportunity to reflect on the past. I am big on visualization and always write down my goals beginning of each year: personal and professional. I don't make promises I know I can't keep but I set realistic goals. Those don't need to be monstrous achievements - I don't say: I want to lose 50 lbs this year. Instead, I say I want to get into better shape and I'll accomplish this by working out twice a week and incorporate the little stuff on a daily basis, e.g. park further away from the store and walk, take the stairs instead of the elevator etc.. I don't say I want to eliminate all our debt (although that is a nice thought) but instead focus on not incurring new debt by paying off credit cards as soon as the bill hits my inbox.
ANDREA BEDARD, M.A. ~ THOMPSON COMPANY, REALTORS ~ LIVING MARYLAND BLIPS
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Andrea is a proud military spouse, mom of two beautiful little girls, hobby decorator and a Realtor® based in Silver Spring, MD. Andrea focuses on Montgomery County and Howard County Real Estate, she enjoys everything beautiful in life and always answers the phone with a smile.
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