With 2018 just around the corner, many of us are wondering how to get the most out of our holidays and to make the upcoming year even better than this one. A great way to do this is to create your very own holiday list – to-do’s that will put a smile on your face.
While following your daily routine helps you accomplish set goals and allows constant personal growth (the “Seinfeld Strategy” is a great example), a break from that routine (or most of it) can have its benefits. Breaking the consistency of your daily tasks can help de-clutter your mind, give you an ability to look from a different perspective, and inspire new ideas for your practice management.
Perhaps there is something you’ve wanted to do for a while, but have been putting it off – even while working at a rehab clinic, treating yourself to a massage may not be an easy fit into your busy schedule. Try choosing activities that make you happy and bring you joy – like something cozy and quiet or active and adventurous.
Above all, creating a fun to-do list for the holidays will help you make unforgettable memories! Here are some ideas:
- Treat yourself
- Sleep in
- Reunite with family and friends
- Organize a party
- Make a snowman
- Read a book
- See a play or a movie
- Play a board game
- Play in the snow
- Go for a walk
- Bake something
- Do a random act of kindness
- Visit a winter holidays event
- Try new things such skating, skiing or sledding
Once you’ve survived the holidays with your relaxing list of to-do’s, it will be time to make a list of personal and professional goals that will set you up for success in 2018. Your meditative approach to a holiday list will allow you to enter the New Year with a productive mind.
Maybe you want to meet a certain revenue goal, increase your number of patients or take steps to work more efficiently within your practice management software. Whatever you aspire to reach in 2018, setting clear goals from the start will help you get there.
We hope you have a happy (and relaxed) holiday, and a productive New Year!