I was wondering if anybody uses the new year as a mental push to go on to bigger and better things, or if you feel it is just another year and another day?
I have used the start of this year as a new start. 2012 was a horrific year for me, so my aim is to make this a great year and make up for it. I want to push my anxiety aside, get on planes and travel and get back to the energetic and enthusiastic person I used to be.
The small changes I have made so far (some ridiculously simple and small) that have started to help:
* Making sure my clothes are not inside out when I hang them up/put them in drawers (Sounds ridiculous but I used to get so annoyed in the mornings when I had to mess around with my clothes. Pure laziness!)
* Having my morning take away coffee from my favourite coffee stand. (A simple thing that I stopped doing as I related my anxiety symptoms to caffeine. Not the case at all. The bright Orange cup puts a smile on my face)
* Using a 'to do' book (I now have a 'list' book at work. I used to firefight all of my workload, however now, I have a colour co-ordinated to do list and I have been so much more organised)
* Do it now! (I no longer put anything off. So far this new year I have renewed my driving license, started driving lessons, got insurance, had a filling, arranged required doctors appointments)
Has anybody else taken any steps this new year?