5 Incredible Opportunities the New Year Can Bring to Your Life | Inspired By Kathryn

5 Incredible Opportunities the New Year Can Bring to Your Life

For many of us, the beginning of a new year is marked by a long list of resolutions and goals. These can be tangible, like losing twenty pounds, or more abstract, like working to establish better boundaries in your life. 

Whatever goals are most important to you for the New Year, they all have one thing in common: a reliance on the incredible opportunities the new year can bring.

So what kinds of opportunities should you be on the lookout for as we dive headfirst into next year? Here are a few.

1. Embracing change

Although you may not love it, things change—and that’s a cold, hard fact. With everything, from people, to places, to ideas constantly ebbing and flowing, it’s crucial that you view the new year as an opportunity to embrace change

Take a look at where you were this time last year, or five years ago. How does it stack up with where you are now? 

Odds are, things look a little (or a lot) different than they did. And if your situation doesn’t seem to have changed, then you and your perspective probably have! 

Rather than searching for ways to maintain the status quo in the New Year, look for ways to shake things up. You never know what opportunities will present themselves, so make sure you’re poised to seize them when the moment is right

2. Rejecting stagnation

The human comfort zone is perhaps one of the greatest paradoxes of being a person. It’s the place we feel safest and most at ease, but staying there is also a surefire way to bring growth and change to a dead stop. 

Not only does the same-old same-old get boring after a little while, you’ll also begin to notice the effects of stagnation before long. Life might begin to seem monotonous and repetitive, and you might get the sense that life is like a movie that a friend has already told you the plot of. 

In the new year, find ways to reject stagnation and get out of your comfort zone. If you’re not sure how—look for things you’ve always wanted to do. 

It doesn’t matter how impossible it might seem in your mind, you’ll never be able to know until you try. And in general, if it feels unfamiliar and scary, you’re probably on the right track.

3. Welcoming obstacles

Relating back to the comfort zone is the human tendency to take the path of least resistance. Obstacles certainly get a bad rap. After all, they’re difficult challenges that stand between us and our goals. 

I want you all to learn to love your obstacles in the New Year. 

Improving your life and your attitude is a lot like going to the gym; you have to endure some hardship to get to where you want to go. 

Obstacles are like a workout for your will and resilience. Being challenged, failing, and starting again is a key part of learning and growing, and it’s the only way to be more ready for the obstacles you’ll encounter further down the road.

4. Choosing joy

Sometimes choosing joy is easier said than done. Sometimes we get stuck in a rut of what feels like simply putting one fire out after another. 

However, I think it’s absolutely vital to make choosing joy a priority in the new year. 

Keep yourself and your happiness in mind when you make decisions. 

Are you saying ‘yes’ to something because you want to do it, or is it just to make other people happy? 

If you consider your joy as a non-negotiable necessity, the same way you think of money or your health, you’ll begin to factor it into the decisions you make and the avenues you pursue. And you’ll be happier and more effective in the process!

5. Adjust your focus

The final opportunity I want to share with people looking to make a change in the New Year is the incredible chance to assess where your focus lies, and adapt it if necessary. 

Take a look back at your last year—what was most of your time spent doing? Break it down into rough percentages and really consider whether you think your focus is in the right places.

If you’re not happy about that rough breakdown of your focus and mental energy, then maybe it’s time to adjust your course for the new year. 

Take all the previous suggestions into account, find out where you’d like to be by the time the next year rolls around, and figure out the preliminary steps you can take towards making those goals a reality.

Get ready for a life-changing new year

If you’re looking to make sure the upcoming new year is the best one yet, I can help! 

It can be extremely difficult to have the objectivity you need to really observe where you’re at. And making the changes necessary to become the person you want to be can be even harder when you’re on your own.

If you’re looking for some help from a seasoned spiritual life coach who can ensure your New Year is the first step on a journey towards your ultimate goals, contact me today.

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If you’re eager to start becoming the person you want to be, there’s no better time than now.