What are you looking forward to this year?
Having plans for the future, something to look forward to over the next 3, 6 and 12 months can be a great way to break up the year and give you projects to work on around the home or in the community which may also serve as a welcome distraction from other things that are happening in your life.
If you are in a caring role or have found yourself a bit out of tune with work, relationships or purpose, one thing that can help is finding something to shift the focus of your attention even just for a few hours or days each fortnight. Most of us can make a list of odd jobs that need doing around the home, working through a smaller list short term could lead to starting on a bigger project that once completed offers a sense of achievement and the motivation can then flow through to other areas of life where it's needed.
For anyone who can make the time, getting involved in community work, volunteering with a local service or organisation provides a chance to connect with others, learn new skills and make a difference for the people in need where you live. It may take a little bit of searching on your part to find the right fit for you, but there are always plenty of opportunities to volunteer on a regular basis or for special events.
Time will tick by no matter what your'e doing so be proactive and make it count.