Make no small plans for 2017!becaleb
There is something wonderful about the beginning of a new year. There’s the promise of a fresh start and the anticipation of all that lies ahead. It’s a new chapter in a brand new book – and the best part is you get to decide how the story goes.
This time of year also tempts many to put pen to paper and jot down resolutions for the next 12 months. Strict resolutions can be overwhelming, and let’s be honest, not much fun to keep. So instead of resolutions why not make plans. Plans that will inspire, delight, and add a little bit of joy to the year ahead.
Whether you’re a fan of resolutions or not, there are a few things anyone can try to make the most of 2017, and as the saying goes you may just find the best is yet to come.
- Love the space you’re in
There’s hardly a better time to of year to sort through old clutter and give your home a little TLC. And who says back to school goodies are only for kids? The abundance of colourful stationery, organisers and files can make spring cleaning your space less of a hassle and a fantastic way to get creative, plus there’s the added bonus of knowing exactly where everything is when you need it later.
- Make your own inspiration
Instead of endless to-do lists, why not invest in a new journal that will hold all your ideas, ambitions, book titles recommended by friends, or even a delicious recipe or two. Big or small, a journal is a great way to keep track of what matters most and give you a lift when you need some much needed inspiration.
Life gets back to its usual hectic pace all too quickly after the festive season. But a busy schedule shouldn’t mean less time for the people you love. Board games with the family can replace TV time in the evenings. The next date night can be a Sunday afternoon picnic instead. And the next chat with your bestie can include some lunch and a well-deserved mani at the salon.
- Embrace change
If there’s one thing we can all be sure of it’s change. Trend analysts predict that new and ever evolving technology will make an even bigger impact on our lives in 2017. Getting to know the ins and outs of a new gadget or app can be daunting but well worth the effort. New wearable technology can help track your steps as you walk your way to a fitter you. Want to incorporate more healthy food in your diet this year? There’s a handy app to help you on your way.
- Go on an adventure
Dare to dream big and try something new. An adventure doesn’t have to mean climbing a mountain if that’s not really your thing. It can mean learning a new language (we have 11 wonderful languages to choose from) or taking up a new hobby. There are adventures to be had in your own backyard with plenty of things to do and see right here in Limpopo.
- Give something back
Take time to honour something bigger than yourself with a commitment to a cause you care about. Volunteering can be an excellent way to make new friends and connect with likeminded people. Whether it’s a donation of your time, money or expertise, you’ll be making a positive difference to your community – and we can never have too much of that.
So here’s to a happy, healthy and prosperous 2017! May this be your year!