Good advice from Laura Berman Fortgang
I have no tax advice for you. Nothing you should do to your lawn before the next season hits. Nor do I have anything to say about your frequent flier miles or doctor visits and insurance deductibles.
I DO however, have three must-do’s that will help you walk into a new year with more energy, peace, and hope.
REPAIR a Relationship
Nobody is perfect. Maybe there is someone you are on the outs with or someone who is holding a grudge against you. There is no better time than the present to address it. Think of the possibilities of a new year without the stress or aggravation of this energy drain.
Perhaps there is such a relationship, but a heart to heart is just not possible. In that case, forgiveness is the only option. Whether you can speak to the person about it or not, work on forgiving what they did to you. If they are mad about something you did, forgive them for withholding their friendship, love, or approval of you.
People behave within the limits of their own growth and experience. Forgive and move on.
Do it for yourself, not for them.
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by Suzie Doscher
This is an exercise I do at the end of every year to help me not only review but also think ahead.
I really believe it is important to not only write things down but also in a creative manner. It adds reality to my thoughts and in a way I feel more accountable to myself when I have not only thought about something but also spent the time creating.
I am big on using colors and some kind of image. I am not very artistic so mine are usually pretty basic but they do the trick!
The idea is to write in the 2017 box all you wish to leave behind. (see photo)
To use an example let's refer to 'planning things; schedules, projects, time etc.
2017: Bad planning!
2018: Better planning!
That is an example - might not be one of your wishes for 2018. Think about what yours are and get creative.
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Suzie Doscher is a Professional Executive Coach and Life Coach focusing on Personal Development. Located in Zurich, Switzerland her practical, common sense and enabling approach to personal development has drawn clients to her from across the globe. Suzie