Whew! Well, we made it through another holiday season. So how are you feeling? Are you ready to take on the new year? Or are you finding that the pre-season Grinch is back? With all the fun and joy of the holidays, it can still be tiring. And you may be feeling a little let down. Is it back to the same old grind?
Even if you are returning to the same routine you had before the holidays, you can approach it with a new attitude. A new year is a time for inspiration. Now is the time to show yourself and others that the holiday spirit is still alive and well.
Start by adopting an attitude of encouragement for yourself and others. Many of us have set goals for the new year. That’s a great idea because we are more likely to achieve our goals when we take the time to be specific about what we hope to accomplish. The problem is that we are so often too hard on ourselves when we get off track. So make it one of your goals to give yourself a break and focus on an attitude of encouragement.
Next, smile. A smile is one of the easiest things to share. Not only will it help others feel better; it will help you feel better too. A smile can be just as important as words when it comes to encouraging yourself or someone else to keep trying. Let your smile be an inspiration.
Finally, share kindness. It’s normal to get caught back up in the rush of daily life and forget the feelings of good will that surrounded us just a few weeks ago. Make it a point to spread kindness everywhere you go. And remember to share that kindness with yourself. It can change your whole day!