Thinking back over last month, ask yourself what did you learn? From that lesson work out what you need to do differently in order to repeat a success or to avoid another mistake. Introspection is a great tool to build a better future for yourself. Look into your own actions, examining the previous month, and why events turned out the way they did. What was your ownership in both the good and the not so good events of the last month?

Ask yourself the questions that will move you forward towards success and avoiding pitfalls. Did you accomplish all that you could or intended to, if not, why not? What can you do this month to further those accomplishments? What can you do this month to avoid stress?

Perhaps this month you can be more organized, so that you can avoid stressful situations. Perhaps you could start paying bills, setting up appointments in advance, allowing plenty of leeway on your time, and blocking out periods of uninterrupted work time.

Think about your relationships with family and friends over the last month. Are there times when you could you have been more forgiving, more helpful or maybe less judgmental? What can you do differently this month to foster good relationships?

Have you done the right thing in each situation this last month, or should you have done better? What can you do this month to correct any mistakes you may have made consciously or unconsciously? Maybe you are upset over something that is spoiling your daily life - If this is the case, what can you do about it? If nothing, then mentally drop the thoughts, put the people or events out of your mind and move on. Don't take superfluous baggage into the new month with you.

What new possibilities can you see in the upcoming month? What actions can you take now to make the most of them? What disagreeable tasks have you been putting off? Plan to get them done first so that you can put them behind you and concentrate on more constructive actions.

Resolve to be happy this coming month, no matter what. Often, happiness is a decision that you just make. Look for ways to take pleasure in your life, and plan your work. If you don't enjoy your work, make the changes you need to find a more satisfying occupation.

Have a wonderful month!

Written by Christine Sherborne - For more articles like this visit her web site

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Author's Bio: 

Christine, is a successful businesswoman with more than twenty five years experience, having owned and run businesses both in New Zealand and the UK, and now in Australia.

She was awarded ‘Auckland Business Woman of the Year’, in 1996, for the remarkable and rapid growth, and success of her packaging company.

Christine originally trained in Art and Design, and later achieved a Diploma in Sales and Marketing. She has used her natural business talents and creative flair to develop innovative and successful business ventures as diverse as packaging, importing, computer sales and manufacturing.

Christine has travelled widely, sourcing product, suppliers, customers and manufacturers for her businesses, giving her a natural empathy, enabling her to negotiate and communicate with a diverse range of nationalities and peoples with confidence.

Being a naturally positive person, she has long been interested in self-help and motivation, and she is widely read in these subjects, using the knowledge gained to help to progress her various business interests.

In her personal life she has experienced major life traumas which have taught her many valuable lessons. Those experiences and how she coped with them, overcame them and restored joy and happiness into her own life, prompted her to write a series of inspirational self-help CDs to help others who may be going through similar traumas.