First – leave the old year on a good note. Sure, there is plenty about 2020 that may have left bruises and not-so-fond memories. But be honest, it was not totally bad. Think about some of the more pleasant happenings and cement them into your memory. Two for me?
I love jigsaw puzzles. I completed one that I found to be incredibly challenging. All 1,000 pieces were the same shape. There were only five colors for the pieces. AND: the picture on the box did not reflect the completed puzzle. Yes, I felt Spectacular when it was completed! So Spectacular that I decide to frame the completed work as a memento!
I planned a trip to Greece as a birthday treat. Of course, I was not able visit the Greek Isles in person, but I found a way to MAKE the trip for myself. I filled eight days with all the Greek I could find. Greek movies, Greek cooking shows, Greek travel programs. Each day I ate Greek food. I ordered some meals from Greek restaurants and others I prepared myself. (Some of those cooking shows were a big help!) I sat on the patio in the afternoon sun, imagining the clouds drifting by were floating over the Mediterranean Sea.
Bottom line: I can look back on 2020 with some fond memories. Take time to find a few for yourself before you close the door on the year gone by.
OK, what is the second thing to do for the new year? Do something NEW! Yes, commit to something new in the new year. Not a resolution, but a commitment to one thing you have never done. It could be:
- learn a few phrases of a new language
- try a new exercise program
- master a new aspect of technology
- prepare a new dish or beverage
- master a new skill
- take up a new hobby
- the list goes on and on!
Whatever you choose – commit to do it as a start to making this year Spectacular! There are plenty of resources: public library, television, internet, YouTube, LinkedIn, MasterClass, etc.
Write it down, shout it out, text to friends or post to Facebook. It doesn’t matter. But commit to one thing that will make this YOUR Spectacular year!