I don't know if you hear this often, but January is usually one of the least favourite months of the year...
This famous month is often considered as an empty month, a month that is "too long", a transitional month before the year really starts, a month where nothing happens... In short, January is not the most appreciated month.
And, to tell the truth, so was I...
Until a moment when, by dint of hearing negative things and thinking negatively about this month, I decided, at the end of 2021, to change the game and make it one of my best months.
When I planned the month of January 2022, instead of treating it as a useless month, in which nothing special was to happen, I planned it by deliberately scheduling things that would give the month some flavour.
So I had listed: joyful and meaningful events which, in the end, allowed January to be ranked in the top 3 of my best months of 2022.
We cannot control or predict everything in life, we are not masters of our timetable neither of our circumstances,
BUT there are still things that are up to us, things that we can put in place to make a difference and change our perspective on life and, in this case, on the month of January.
For me today, January is a wonderful month, the first of the year! I can no longer just see it as a transitional month; quite the contrary! I see it as a month that sets the tone for the rest of the year.
So, for this year 2023, I reiterated my wish to make January one of the most beautiful months of the year. A month in which I deliberately planned to do some things that would make it enjoyable again, but also to do some significant things that would have an impact on the rest of my year.
And the reason I decided to write about it today is because I would like to encourage someone to change their perspective, to look at this month differently because I firmly believe that a change of perspective can make all the difference in our lives and, in this case, in our year. Imagine how many surprises or positive things January could bring you if you treated it differently...
I also apply this article to the famous day "Monday", often considered as the worst day of the week... A day that I transformed into "the best day of the week" (after Sunday of course).
And for someone reading me, maybe this article could apply in a different area, or on a totally different situation where the negative perception has taken over... January is a good month to change the game, think about it... 🙂