Well there's another year that has just flown by.
December is such a special and sacred month for me personally. Besides getting together with loved ones, and gathering around a table to feast on fab food, it is a month of reflection. I love looking back to what I had proposed for myself a year ago, and gauging how far I've come. Did I achieve my personal goals? Did something interfere with those goals along the way? Life can be so unpredictable these days and the one thing we can be sure of is change.
Besides reflecting on the past, I look into what I want to focus on in the upcoming year. This could be anything from building relationships, learning new skills, health goals etc. I personally believe that instead of writing a 10 point, new years proposition list that will disappear into thin air by February, what works for me is to focus on one big goal or topic.
Last year for example my goal was to focus on everything work-related, prioritise my business and generate more streams of income. That was my focus and I can proudly say that I stuck to it.
If you are the kind of person that needs to tick off quantifiable goals, then girl, keep on doing your thing. For me “drinking 2 litres of water a day” or “losing 5kg” does not work. For example, I would rather focus on exercising regularly and letting the kg drop off when they are ready, instead of putting extra pressure on myself and my body (true fact, this actually worked for me this year).
Nevertheless, I want to share a few tips that make me feel positive and motivated for the upcoming year:
Make time to think and be thankful. Take in your surroundings, look into yourself, spend time with your loved ones and feel appreciative of just being in this moment.
Try journalling and write down those great ideas, your thoughts and emotions. This doesn't have to be consistent, just pick up your notebook when it feels right or when you have something on your mind. This is so therapeutic and you will thank yourself later.
Read more. I personally enjoy reading spiritual, self-help or business books around this time. Also, if you have a book that really changed the way you view the world, this could also be a great time to re-read it. Some of my recommendations are:
- Atomic Habits by James Clear
- Big Magic by Elisabeth Gilbert
- The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer
4. Be creative, especially in the kitchen. The Pebbles & Chance family are serious foodies. We love trying new recipes, cracking open a bottle of fine wine and having cosy chats.
And that's all my friends, I hope you enjoyed the read and found some of this useful. Stay tuned to your email because we have some yummy new creations coming up before Christmas!
Lots of love,
Pebbles & Chance