Happy New Year! You’ve heard that many times this past holiday season — and throughout your life. It may feel a little like wishful thinking by now. After all, happiness is an elusive term — it’s out of our grasp and we are often waiting for it to happen to us instead of taking charge. I believe happiness happens while we are busy doing things that make us happy. I like to think of my own happiness as living in accord with my best self, pushing my best self forward… understanding and listening to who I am as a person and how I want to live in this world.
A few years ago, my childhood friend Aurelie and I took the time to reflect on our past year. We spoke about what we did well, what we want to do more of, and equally importantly, the goals to set for ourselves in the new year. We basically made a to do list together. It has become a yearly ritual for us now.
Doing this with a close friend is a good way to keep yourself in check and shed light on what matters to you. Just to give you an idea, below is a sample list I’ve made for myself (I will keep refining it throughout the coming week).
Time delegation goals
In the next month, please find a friend and make an inspired to do list. Have a great you year. There’s so much to look forward to!