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A New Year A New You

January 16th, 2021 by judytalks

I rang in the New Year early (11:15 PM) in Calgary, CA, with my daughter and son-in-law, and woke Jan.1, 2021 to cold but blue skies.

I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions, but I do some soul searching, so, for the last couple of weeks I’ve been making notes of changes I want to put in place. This usually includes personal habits, along with necessary changes for my writing and websites.

A PLAN

This year, both my personal and business changes coincide. I will always be committed to the grief and loss community, with articles and blog posts, plus ebooks on bereavement and moving forward. www.survive-strong.com

At the same time, I’m devoting my second website www.judystrong.com to the process of rebuilding your life as you heal and recover from loss, or simply want to make a change.

If you’re thinking of making changes, or ringing in a whole brand New You, take a look at an outline I have for getting a plan up and running. Jot down ideas and questions for yourself, and see what evolves. 

It certainly isn’t a slam dunk project. But neither is it rocket science. Here’s what it’ll take.

I like to be organized and focused, so my routine is to make a plan. I prefer a simple and workable plan that motivates me to get going, and leads to a sound and sustainable result. When my head is fuzzy, I have to remind myself that jumping into something unprepared is not going to work. The times I’ve done this, it results in half-baked changes and defeat. Awhile back, I decided to start a blog for retirees and a website for senior women and money, because it seemed interesting and beneficial. However, I didn’t take enough time to research material and finally had to admit that change for its own sake is short-lived.

New Life Plan  

If you’re thinking of making changes, or ringing in a whole brand New You, take a look at an outline I have for getting a plan up and running. Jot down ideas and questions for yourself, and see what evolves. 

It certainly isn’t a slam dunk project. But neither is it rocket science. Here’s what it’ll take.

  •   Commitment
  •   Focus
  •   Patience

This is you moving forward. You know best what you want and need, to give yourself the New Life you’ll love. I’m happy to share my Table of Contents outline for New Life Plans, with general explanations for doing your own plan. Give some thought to what needs to change, and what you really want going forward.

 Table Of Contents 

  1. Evaluate your current life, focusing on reasons for change.

     What do you need to keep?

     What is missing and needs replacing?

    How would you like a new life to look? Concentrate here.

 2. Explore and gather options for your new life.

    Start with the most pressing needs – job/money, relocate, education.

   Add ideas/wishful options to consider – those back burner dreams.

   A vision board or categorized list helps to get a good picture of what you’re thinking.

3.  Sort and choose the best options for your life plan.

     Take your time here, but strike a balance. Need – Wishful – Want

     Figure what it will take, financially and personally, for this change.

     Do research, visit locations, determine costs and imagine your new life. Make choices when you’re completely sure.

4.  Make your plan to move forward.

    Write it down, flesh it out, list the details, determine the how’s, what’s and when’s.

    Make the contacts you’ll need to carry it out – for jobs, housing, socializing, health,         whatever.

    Share your life plan with those close to you. Friends and family may be happy for you, or think you’re nuts. Oh well.

5.  Commit to your plan every day.

Start Here

Start with a good evaluation of what your life looks like now. As you follow along, you may not be able to implement some of the items, but spend time every day working on your plan. You can always edit and make changes, make a plan for 6 months or a year or more, knowing that you’re in the driver’s seat.

The Benefits Of Change

  1. A sense of control over your own life. You’re in the driver’s seat.
  2. A true evaluation of the status quo. Seeing assets alongside liabilities.
  3. A feeling of energy to head out and make it happen. 
  4. A positive attitude that fuels your endeavor.
  5. A sense of accomplishment for carving out a new life.

You’re in the Driver’s Seat.  Good Luck!

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