Starting Off a New Year:2019

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It’s Almost 2019!

In just a few days, 2018 will be over and we will be starting off a new year.

Was 2018 good to you?

starting off a new year 2019 an add woman

I think that overall, it was for me; certainly better than the year before.

A Time for Reflection

The end of the year – or the end of anything really – is a good time to take some time to reflect.

  • What was good?
  • What was bad?
  • What could you have done differently?
  • Did you try new things? Meet new people?
  • Did you learn anything? It doesn’t have to be a skill, like a new language, it could be as simple as learning that bangs are not a look for you.

A Time to Look Ahead

The new year can offer you an opportunity for a clean start.

Maybe you can start with what you learned this year, or what was good or bad.

You could try to do more of the good things and less of the bad. You could take what you learned and apply it.

Here’s a few more suggestions that might help you. (That’s one of my old posts, and in re-reading it, it taught me something – proofread!)

Some Things to Think About

As you think about the new year, you might want to set some goals for yourself. I think a goal is a little bit different than a resolution, and I’ll go into that in more depth in a future post.

For instance, a resolution might be to lose weight. A goal might be to lose 50 lbs this year. And a lifestyle change might mean eating a piece of fruit or a vegetable at every meal.

A Word

One of the things that I like to do is set a word for myself to sort of set the tone for the year, to remind me of what I’m striving towards.

For 2018, my word was “me”.

I desperately needed to start taking better care of myself. I had stopped taking all of my medications, stopped going to the doctor, or doing anything to take care of myself. I’m happy to say that I made some big strides in 2018.

You can do the same.

Think about what you want from your life and for yourself in 2019.

Then come up with a word that will help you remember that during the months ahead.

I’m still working on my word.

Some of my ideas include:

  • Grow
  • Bloom
  • Courage
  • Believe

What about you?

Leave a comment with your word for the year, or at least an idea.

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Lacy Estelle

Lacy Estelle is the writer of and the Podcast host for An ADD Woman.

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