Gym memberships are being bought, the pizza joints are feeling the loss in sales while everyone goes on a diet...and we are ready to take on anything! After all, with the new year comes a new you, right?
Not so fast... most people begin the year with high hopes of changing or improving in major areas of their lives. New year's resolutions often include strict diets, exercise regimens, and better sleep hygiene...but what inevitably happens? You guessed it, we slip back into our same old habits. This is typical when big changes are made all at once, we have the urge and motivation to start but lack the advanced planning, routines and habits to follow through. When we start getting busy with our day-to-day lives we get back to our day-to-day habits.
So what can you do about it? Are new years resolutions a complete waste? We don't think so, but we do think it is important to think realistically, and create reasonable goals, and plan small steps you can take to live your best new year! So do let the sense of urgency the New Year brings motivate you to take action, but remember small changes are more likely to stick with you. We also believe in planning for success in advance. Can you think of things that will keep you from achieving all that you hope for this year? For example, do you have a wedding, graduation or other major life event to plan for coming up? What kind of stresses can you plan for in advance so that you are ready before you get overwhelmed?
Planning ahead and having structure in place will help you to have a more even flow in your life for the months ahead, giving yourself the space and time to work on other positive changes that can affect you all year, like say, cooking more home-made meals rather than getting take out when you are busy, or sticking to your exercise plan even in the weeks or days before your big event. Get the large hurdles out of the way before they cause us to trip and fall when all of the “stumbling blocks” of life start showing up all at once. Spring will be here before you know it and while you may not be able to predict everything you can predict some things...
This brings us to our point. You can be your best self this year, just remember to anticipate and do what you can before the pressure is on and decisions have to be made in a hasty, last second way. Haste makes waste. Get your event planning done early. Big events can cause stress and having things in place like a portable restroom solution, catering, venue and décor well in advance will save your sanity when you have to start picking up the pace. There will always be choices to make in the final days and hours but what you do not want to do is save the big stuff for last. Just remember Murphy's Law, “If something can go wrong, it will.” Don't let that thing that goes wrong be “no nice restrooms for your guests” because 10 other parties were also planned for your special weekend and there are no more available facilities. Plan AHEAD and get your booking done early. Then breathe a sigh of relief, check it off your list and go eat an apple and see what else you can accomplish.