The start of a new month is always a good time to set new goals, to bring more meaning and purpose to your life. It is also the best time to decide upon new tasks and activities. Therefore, I am always so excited about welcoming a new month into my life.
Even before we realize, the days disintegrate into weeks, and even before we make plans- a new month replaces the old one. With a new month, we also welcome a new weather, and new energy. Don’t we?
An occasion or a celebration is always the best reason (s) to feel good about a month. Besides a trip, vacation plans and new tasks also keep our spirits high, and help us feel motivated.
“I believe, each month gives us a plenty of opportunities to bring changes in our lives. Another chance to create a new ‘us’-in a better way.”
We go through numerous changes and challenges- in our everyday living; but life continues- just with a hope that, things will change tomorrow, and days will get better. “I live with the same hope; and so smile every morning, and welcome a new day to my life- a new week and a new month!” Even the most motivated people on earth can feel unmotivated and helpless at times. But life is not about giving-up-in any situation!
I would like to share these 7 steps that can help you welcome a new month, happily to your life.
1. Planning & Preparation
One of the best ways to feel fresh and inspired, is to plan and prepare for the upcoming events and occasions. If you know that there’s no such celebrations in the month[s], then simply plan something like a family’s day out or tea-time with few friends. Don’t make it big, as it may trigger worries and expenditure, but just a low-budget preparation! Planning and preparing for a big day tomorrow, will always keep you excited and motivated!
2. Go for Creative Tasks
Maximize your creative output. Hone in on what drives you!
Creativity is definitely something that I can pick for anything else. Creativity in terms of thinking, writing, creating, and presenting are my favorite tasks. They keep me inspired even in those unpleasant days! I also love clicking pictures, and spending time with my camera, that allows me to feel good everyday. So I plan for the future days-when I need to write and publish, go out with my camera; etc.
3. Self Improvement
Plan for self-improvement activities each month, may it be physical fitness, education, new course, or by just focusing on your hobbies and interests. This will not only keep you engaged, but will also help you stay fresh, active and happy!
When you enter a new month next time, remember to focus on yourself too. Remember, you can always work creatively to feel better, look better, and to live better.
4. Sports/Physical Activities
If weather is favorable for you, plan for outdoor sports, tournaments, leagues with family and friends. Nothing can be more exciting than ‘playing.’
Physical activities always bring the excitement and encouragement to see life from a beautiful perspective. It helps you get over your regular boredom; as well as from worries and problems!
5. Write down your to-do challenges towards work and family.
Make a list of the changes and improvements (in any way) you can plan, for your family. If you missed doing this month, plan for the next month- and do it! If you want to add new changes, or improve upon the existing ones at work, go for it! Think new. Think Better both for yourself and family.
6. Feel excited about any upcoming movies or books
“This is always exciting for me!” I am sure planning to watch a new movie or purchasing a new book on-the-self. Does this sound exciting for you too?
7. Go for a new look
Bring changes (good) to your life too! Try a new haircut, or new glasses, or anything that you can think of, and can include in your look and feel. Plan to buy it now, or the next month. Keep something exciting to treat yourself-every month and feel good from the inside.
Finally, be proud of what you have completed. Feel good and satisfied about spending quality time with yourself and family, by taking up the qualitative tasks that was much needed, but never got attention due to the lack of time and interest. Feel the satisfaction of another day well spent, and another month well lived!
I hope this post will help you not to feel overwhelmed when you step into a new month next time, and you will be able to create a new you. Thinking about completing all the tasks that you’re supposed to complete in just 31 days of time can be nerve wracking. But don’t forget to have fun whilst also taking good care of yourself.