3 Writerly Things To Do This Weekend: Preparing for the New Year

It’s a new year and with all the hoopla surrounding these next few weeks—with new resolutions and “new me” announcements—it’s crucial that we don’t forget to look back on the footsteps along our trail, remembering the great path we’ve already paved.

If we were to pick a word for the new year, one that’ll keep this “our trail” concept in mind, it’ll be perspective.

per·spec·tive | \ pər-ˈspek-tiv (per Merriam-Webster)
a mental view or prospect to gain a broader perspective… POINT OF VIEW; b: the capacity to view things in their true relations or relative importance trying to maintain my perspective.

Perspective gives us permission to look back and forward. We’re able to redirect ourselves along our walk, depending on how our perspective shifts and grows.

The three following tips are meant to be those reminders, of the things we already know, but fail to practice. These tips provide us with some perspective on how to approach the new year’s energies. This week’s printable will also help with ensuring those near-and-dear to us play a role in reminding us, too.

1. Work in quarters. Plan out your quarters this year and create goals for each one. From January to end of March will be the deadline for your first set of goals, then April to end of June is your second set and so on. This will provide you with more flexibility and a clearer strategy than creating year-long goals with little to no structure. Review your successes and pitfalls and plan accordingly, and we guarantee this time next year, you’ll have done a lot more than expected.

2. Create your dream team. We don’t think much of the people around us, the non-writers and family and regular friends. But our circle matters, especially with this new year’s midnight chart with a rising in Libra. The Libra-ruler, Venus, is having a little fun in Aquarius and Aquarius ruler, Uranus, dipped in Taurus (also ruled by Venus). That means our friends and social tendencies, especially the routine people we go to (Libra/Venus) will need to be re-evaluated to determine how you are growing and impacting the world together (Aquarius). See what your needs are, plus that of the world, and work accordingly to surround yourself with people who reflect that. This is the time when we all need to come together and create complete and total good.

This week’s printable is meant to be shared with your dream team or close friends. It’s a reference letter of love! Have them fill it out and return to you, as if you were applying for something, the only catch being it’s meant to remind you of how great you are when you need it the most.

3. Learn something new. Be determined to learn something new, whether one new fact or new skill completely foreign to you. It really only takes one thing: the decision for you to learn. Once you decide you want to learn how to write better scripts or learn digital marketing, the next step is to begin researching, reading and if necessary taking classes from experts and accredited programs (or blogs).

We created another Create Your Own Personal Masterclass worksheet for you to get started on that process right away.

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