New Year Anxiety – what to do about it?!

 This strange feeling

As half of December already passed, Christmas rush is in the full bloom, it is also this special time when you start to have this strange feeling. This undefined concern. I call it New Year’s anxiety.

And I don’t mean here that time flies and here it is almost New Year’s Eve, we’re getting older, maybe I should start a new gym membership stuff. I mean hey, a new year starts, I wonder what will it bring, what should I do with my life kind of thoughts.

Should New Year’s anxiety be scary?

These are good thoughts, but our wired brains (explanation here: Motivation behind Just Redefine) turn them often into total panic-full meltdown.

So what do we do?

We buy planners! Gorgeous, colorful, thick planners with a price tag of an almost one-hour therapy session. That’s not a bad deal because filling out this adorable notebook will take you probably more than one hour (color coding helooo!) so it’s a win

Jokes aside

Planning is great! You should be doing that and it’s awesome if you find the way that is efficient, works for your needs and makes you happy.

New Year's anxiety, goal planner - justredefine.com

New Year's anxiety + goals planner printable - justredefine.com

 

To don’t feel the anxiety I’d recommend making an old-fashioned brain dump of everything that scares you in this coming year and then make a clear goal vision out of it.
Do you need stickers and feathers in your notebook to do this? I don’t know, you tell me!

If making it pretty makes you happy – you should add more gold to page one! But if changing colors of your favorite gel pens takes you all the time you have for the execution of your plans then maybe re-think your system.

Related post: My #1 tool to stay organized

Is it a one-time thing?

Another thing to remember – New Year’s anxiety doesn’t mean that a week after the beginning of January you can forget about everything! Because then, frustration and nervousness come back and hit you twice as hard!

Work on your goals and self-development all year long. Especially if you’re struggling to make things happen in your life and/or business! Key to make your hopes and dreams a reality is to set and track your goals.

The remedy

You can start now by downloading the printable goal planner below OR in a simple composition notebook if you know how to make it work.

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s so easy to lose sight of our goals. It’s a struggle to stay on top of everyday tasks let alone achieve some long-term plans and intentions.

If you’re hoping for being where you thought you would be at this point in your life, now is the best time to work on it!!

Click below to get printable planner with:

  • motivational quote every month
  • space to keep track of your monthly goals, tasks and obstacles
  • section for reflection and daily progress

 

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6 comments

  1. Julie says:

    These are such great points! I need to set out my goals for 2018 (but first I have to get through Christmas!! Lol) I’m a big fan of a planner…for me it really does help ease anxiety!

    • Alicja says:

      Thank you, Julie. It’s good to focus on “now” so Merry Christmas to you and your Family! Set your goals wisely and I’m sure with the right focus and mindset you can achieve whatever you want 🙂

    • Alicja says:

      Sorry to hear you feel overwhelmed! Please visit once in a while, I’m trying to build a base of articles here to help overwhelmed moms! Take care, Krissy ❤️

  2. Aga says:

    Hi Ala. Love the blog. Great work :*

    Consider adding a post on how to make the goals SMART. For me it made a huge difference if I wrote: “will come back to crocheting” or “will finish at least to crochet projects this year”. I think this was the main reason my goals in the past were set, made look nice and left undone 🙂

    • Alicja says:

      Hey Aga, thank you! I am well aware of the SMART goals theory but I must admit – I’m not a fan. I heard once in some online training that it’s great to create nice sentences on paper but you need much more to make it effective. Couldn’t agree more! That’s why I’m focusing on mindset mostly – so efficient and beneficial. But I totally agree with you that deadline is helpful as well as being specific in planning actionable steps 🙂 Good luck with your projects!!

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