3 Crucial Steps

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Can you believe how close Christmas is? It's right around the corner and I still have a serious amount of shopping left to do. I know Christmas is (mostly) everyone’s main focus right now, but let me distract you for juuuust a little bit. There’s another day that's quickly approaching and deserves an equal amount of focus - January 1st. 2018 will be here before we know it! The last thing we want to be when the clock strikes 12 is unprepared. With the holidays coming in at full speed, I'm reviewing 3 crucial things we must do before the new year. These steps ensure we go into 2018 with a lighter load and a clear path. 

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1. Be Grateful

Whether 2017 was your best year or your worse, you made it through, and that's a reason to be grateful. Reflect on all the big things that made this year amazing. More importantly, think of all the little things you probably took for granted. 

For example, you're reading this post, which means you have an electronic device and the internet, 2 reasons to be grateful. You can afford the internet, which means you have money to pay your bills - another reason to be grateful. 
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If we add up all the small things we overlooked throughout the year, we'll realize there was so much to be grateful for in 2017.

2. Declutter 

Declutter your living space. If you're hoarding unnecessary things (talking to myself here too) get rid of it all before the new year. Organize your space and start the new year with your a clean and organized space.

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Declutter your social circles. If someone is bad for you, let. them. GO. If someone is always pulling you into drama or causing stress, decrease your time with them. You want a circle that's positive and supportive, not negative and draining.  

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3. Plan

Now is the time to set clear intentions for the things you want to accomplish next year. In your wildest dreams, what does 2018 look like for you? What goals do you want to accomplish? Write down your major goals, then break each goal into realistic steps and time frames. 2018 can be as amazing as we want it to be, we just have to work for it. 

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That's it! Those are the 3 major steps to take before the New Year. There's so much we can accomplish in 365 days. Whatever you're dreaming of, you can do it. Many times, we talk ourselves out of ideas before we even start them. We question, are we good enough? Smart enough? Ready enough? The answer is yes. Yes, yes, yes. The only real question left to consider, is will we work hard enough. 

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As always, I'm rooting for you. 

❤Keierra 

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Photography: Mama Shot Ya