By now, New Year’s resolutions have been swept to the side and wholly forgotten amid the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Although the initial excitement of the new year has fizzled out, it is still essential to set goals and continue accomplishing them. As the second half of the year dawns, let’s take the opportunity to treat it like a new beginning, reflecting on past accomplishments, recharging, and setting new intentions.
The first step in resetting for the year’s second half is reflecting on your achievements. Look at all the good things that have happened in the past six months and pick out a few favorite memories to hold on to. No matter how big or small, this will return happy moments to the forefront of your mind and set a positive tone for the months ahead.
Next, take a second to remember the hardships you overcame and give yourself the credit you deserve. It is easy to get caught up in life’s fast pace. Dedicating a little time to appreciate yourself can give you that spark of motivation that you need to keep moving through the second half of the year.
Everyone needs a break now and then. Although it can be easy to forget, self-care is one of the most critical aspects of leading a healthy life. Whether you spend a day doing absolutely nothing at the spa or out on the town with friends, take some time off to give your brain a break. Do something fun to celebrate making it this far into the year!
Break out of your ordinary habits and incorporate something into your daily routine that will allow you to pause and rest your mind. Luckily, Central Florida is the perfect place for recharging your mind. With summer at its high point, now is the best time to take advantage of Central Florida’s natural resources. Meditate at Secret Lake Park in Casselberry, go on a bike ride through Bill Frederick Park in Orlando, or take a swim at Wekiwa Springs.
Now that you have had the chance to reflect and recharge, it is time to reset and get going again for the second half of the year. While New Year’s resolutions can be hard to stick to entirely, setting specific (and realistic) intentions for the near future is still good. As you enter the homestretch of 2023, revamp your resolutions and tailor them to where you are now.
Consider the strides you have already made and find ways to advance them. If you want to start new endeavors, make a to-do list of exactly how you will fulfill your desire. Make the most of the next six months by blending those new elements into your daily routine. Remember, it is important to stay flexible and adaptable. Goals are allowed to change based on circumstance and growth. Happy Half New Year!