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Five Things To Do to Headstart your New Year 2018 + Worksheet

For many of us, the New Year signifies new beginnings, new resolutions, new goals that we set for ourselves. Though one can start afresh at any time of the year in your life, having a fresh start  with a headstart when the calendar changes the year give a new high.

In the past, at the beginning of every year, my initial days and sometimes the whole month went into planning for the New Year. This eventually made me hard to catch up on the days lost. Not that it was impossible but just the feeling of not starting on the first day or week of the New Year did not feel right. I was hit by this realization last year that I should have started early or could have got a headstart on the New Year. So I made December my month of planning and head-starting my New Year with a bang. I did whatever I thought that I should have done earlier well before the New Year and this included not just my professional planning but also prepping me for personal growth.

The question remains that this being the last month of the year, what can you really do to feel accomplished this year and give your new year a much-required headstart. Well these are the things I did and will be doing this year end as well:

1.Declutter:

This is the most powerful thing you can do to clear out your mental and physical space before saying goodbye to this year. A cluttered space and a cluttered mind never function right.

  • At Home: Start with your personal areas like your wardrobe, nightstand further going on to your living areas and other parts of the house. A clean space will have fewer distractions thus helping you focus on the more important things like spending quality time with your family.

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How to be more Creative and come up with Ideas when you are stuck?

If you are having a hard time being creative, you are not alone. There are “good days” for creative people, and then there are “not so good days” for the creative people.

By good days I mean, when ideas are flowing in, you have more design ideas than you actually require. Your brain is all charged up. Basically, life is good. But then, there are not so good design days too. The days when there is a shortage of ideas, and you are struggling to come up with a single design. You end up sitting at the desk for hours at a stretch, but nothing works. You are having difficulty to please you, client or boss.

 

Yes, we all have been through it. It’s part of a designer’s life, right? But what can you do to overcome the drained and anxious feeling you have on “not so good” design days? How can you be more creative and come up with decent ideas?

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