The Holidays: A Time For Reflection And Action

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Woa, I have really been slacking with my weekly posts! This was meant to be posted the day after Christmas but was then interrupted by family members eager to soak up the sun.

YES there was sunlight and NO I wasn’t in New York City anymore. I had the incredible fortune of flying to warm-weather Florida to meet up with family for Christmas. After being miserably cold, stressed and stuck in gray weather-I was eccstatic to leave. The second I landed in Florida I stripped off my sweatshirt, inhaled the sweet humid air, and bounded outside like a child.

In between all those exhaustive dinner plans, travel plans, and/or extra work plans; there’s bound to be some time to sit back and think when you’re vegging out. It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in because it is a result of the human reaction to Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve.

I found myself thinking: “YES! I’m going to spend every minute outside and absorbing as much Vitamin D as possible!”

Moving to New York City and witnessing the change in temperature taught me to really appreciate the freedom I had in California to spend as much time in the outdoors as I wished. I could to dash outside on a whim without having to throw on three layers of clothing.
I’ve been soaking up all this extra time in the sun since Monday morning. It’s been a complete joy to sunbathe on the beach with my parents and my grandma who traveled all the way from Peru to be with us this holiday season.

Everyone’s seen the focus of New Year’s Resolutions and the good intentions for the next year to achieve outrageous success. What tends to happen is that people’s enthusiasm waver within just two weeks of buying that new gym membership or resolving to read a book per week. That’s because no one is taking the time to right down their resolutions, review them daily, and hold themselves accountable.

The simple act of physically writing down the goals, aspirations or milestones that you want to reach is the first step towards achievement and success. The second step is to review them everyday in the morning and at night to keep your eyes on the prize.

Why put in so much effort you ask? If you don’t want to put in the effort then you might want to reconsider those goals you set for yourself! They might not be what you really want to do. The key to having direction and momentum in your life is to have exciting and worthwhile goals.

So what goals are you setting for yourself this year? To tell you the truth I’m not even sure about mine yet! That’s why I’m attending a Dreamers&Doers event tonight to brainstorm with high-achievers and start this year strong!

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Happy Planning,

Nicole

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