January is the perfect time for a new start, but sometimes things don’t work out the way you thought they would and you need to go to Plan B.
It’s January 2nd and of course i didn’t get my list of resolutions done before the end of the year. It’s really cruel that the madness of the Holidays is right at the end of the year and then you’re supposed to be ready to start with a clean slate on January 1st. Poor planning in my opinion. I had every intention of having a solid plan for 2020 because 2018 and 2019 were kind of a hot mess for me but it didn’t work out. Thankfully, it’s never too late to get your shit together and set some intentions. (Read about my weird year here if you want.)
We tend to start things at what seems like a logical point. I mean, nobody starts a diet on Friday, am I right? Here are some fresh start dates, if you need that extra mojo:
Monday – January 6th
New Years’ Day on a Wednesday screwed up the whole week. I mean, it just felt like a vacation. Figure your stuff out this weekend and start fresh Monday.
Groundhog Day – February 2nd
Groundhog Day the holiday seems like a strange starting point. I am as superstitious as they come, but I am not buying this whole “rodent does or does not see his shadow” malarky. Whoever thought this one up must have been bored out of their mind. Groundhog Day the movie is another story. If you’ve never seen it, you need to get on that ASAP. It’s an existential comedy, and one of my very favorite movies. Basically, it’s a story of a guy who relives the same day over and over and over. The perfect day for you to go ahead and start living a little differently.
Leap Day – February 29
It’s an extra day of the year, so what’s not to love? You can’t buy time but you can get a bonus day in 2020. Make it count!
Lunar New Year aka Chinese New Year – January 25
Here’s another chance at the “New Year”. 2020 is the Year of the Rat. The Rat is the first of the Chinese zodiac animals and represents the beginning of a new day. Sounds like a great time for a fresh start!
Even if none of these dates work for you, you can still have a great year. Figure out a time that works for you to review last year and think about what you want to accomplish this year. Then figure out the steps you need to take to make it happen. Download my “Big Project Planner” if you need some help. Now, let’s go kick some ass in 2020.