I've never been one for New Year's resolutions. I could never understand why the change in the date was a catalyst to make changes in my life. I always followed the plan that I would institute changes as soon as I was aware that they needed or wanted to be made.
But as another year ends and I enter my 28th year of life, I am understanding more the value of reflection and goal setting, both personally and professionally.
Reflection helps me to appreciate the journey and how it has lead me to where I am today, while goal setting helps me to outline my desires for the future and strategize how to achieve them.
I've realized that the advent of a new year is a great time to begin creating holistic solutions to the issues uncovered during the previous year.