December Optimism Challenge

In December, why not set yourself some goals, no matter how large or small, to combat the winter. Then celebrate your achievements!

Here are some ideas:

Write down 3 things you can look forward to this month Find something to be optimistic about Take a small step towards a goal that really matters to you
Remind yourself that things can change for the better Be a realistic optimist. See life as it is, but focus on what is good Start your day with the most important thing on your to-do list
Look for the good in people around you today Make some progress on a project or task you have been avoiding Share an important goal with someone you trust
Avoid blaming yourself or others. Find a helpful way forward Look out for positive news and a reason to smile today Take time to reflect on what you have accomplished this week
Ask for help to overcome an obstacle you are facing Do something constructive to improve a difficult situation Thank yourself for achieving things you often take for granted
Identify one of your positive qualities that will be helpful in the future Take a small step towards a positive change you want to see in society Put down your to-do list and do something uplifting or fun
Set hopeful but realistic goals for the week ahead Find joy in tackling a task you have put off for some time Let go of the expectations of others and focus on what matters to you
Find a new perspective on a problem you face Recognise that you have a choice about what to prioritise Write down 3 things that have gone well recently
Be kind to yourself today. Plan a fun or exciting activity to look forward to You can’t do everything! What are your 3 priorities this week?
Ask yourself, will this still matter a year from now? Share a hopeful quote, picture or video with a friend, family member or colleague Identify 3 things that give you hope for the future
Set a goal that brings a sense of purpose for the coming month Celebrate who you are and your achievements Think about all the things you are grateful for in your life
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