Author: Sara Bertens
The new year always brings a sense of renewal for me. Not only is it a fresh start, it’s a good time for reflection as well. Think of all the moments you’ve treasured this past year, the things you’re looking forward to in 2018, and the things you want to leave behind in 2017. I can’t say I’m a big fan of resolutions, but I think setting positive expectations for yourself each year is a great way to achieve personal or professional goals. This year, I plan on purging a bit… getting rid of a lot of material things that we hold on to for no apparent reason other than we “might” have a use for them in the future (as we all know, 9 times out of 10 we don’t ever use it!). I cleaned out my closet, my dresser, and my other closet a few days ago. What a relief it was, especially knowing that someone else can enjoy what I no longer have a use for!
Sometimes the old “less is more” adage is more relevant in today’s world than we think. Couldn’t we all be a little less busy, a little less preoccupied when with others, and in turn be a little more present? Perhaps that’s too much existential thinking for a cold Monday in January but take some time to reflect on what you expect from the year ahead. There’s no better time than now!