A new year signifies a fresh start… But it’s always the same old story: every January you are looking for ways to start the new year on the right foot! Lifestyle promises and health challenges, changes in habits and studies are also common. Believing that – this year – everything will be different is what motivates many people. But nothing comes easy… So the question is: how to start 2019 in the best possible way? While this may be comforting to some, others feel the pressure not to fail new year’s resolutions of losing weight, gaining friends or saving money. It’s time to reflect on the memories made and lessons learned, but it would be a good idea to commit to realistic goals that will make us better people.
Start off 2019 on the right foot with happiness, pride, and a clear mind! Get started on your great new year with these quick tips.
SET PERSONAL GOALS
Goal setting is a powerful practice for thinking about your ideal tomorrow and for motivating yourself to turn your vision of this future into reality. This tip helps you choose where you want to go in your life. Setting some goals doesn’t mean being obsessed by them: figuring out exactly what you really want to do with your 2019 is a good thing. Planning to live your life your way: this is a must!
Overcome negative thoughts: think like an optimist and stay positive! Free yourself from all bad thoughts that don’t contribute to your growth: whenever a negative idea comes to your mind, do not let it dominate you. A good practice is being mindful: mindfulness can increase mental and emotional well-being. Positive thinking can give you more confidence, improve your mood and even reduce hypertension, depression and other stress-related disorders.
SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE
This year, keep things simple. Learn to say no to some stuff you don’t have time for. Save time, energy and focus during your day and week. Let’s back to the basics that work better for your lifestyle: focus on what matters the most. Do what you really love on the first part of the day (or the week), when you are likely most rested and clear headed. Do just one thing at a time to do the best and most focused job you can. No matter where you are, you have to fix it! Doing a lot of things at once – usually – just brings on a mediocre result.
TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY AND MIND
Changing bad habits is one of the most common New Year’s resolution… Even if it is easier said than done, with a fresh start there is a great opportunity to eliminate bad habits and establish new routines that will help you grow psychologically, emotionally, socially, physically and intellectually. The most difficult part of a new routine is getting used to it. It takes a lot of motivation to head to the gym for a workout after an exhausting day at work. It could be easier if you are gonna building your new routine step by step, with a remarkably small habit. Having a healthier lifestyle is possible: start by eating more vegetables, exercising for 30 minutes and going to bed earlier. Also take care of your mind by spending less time on social media and more time doing something you enjoy, such as reading, meditating or playing football.
FOCUS ON YOURSELF
Don’t waste your time looking for love and focus on yourself! Stop putting yourself at the bottom of your priority list and do what you want to do, accepting your flaws and embracing the real you. Learn that self-love means changing things that you dislike about yourself. Don’t be obsessed by what happen around you: unfortunately (or fortunately) you can’t control everything. Read that book you bought two years ago, drive your car singing some stupid songs, take flight and find yourself!
SURROUND YOURSELF WITH POSITIVE PEOPLE
Make sure your friends make you happy. Surrounding yourself with people that you are happy with is one of the most important things you can do. If you have people that bring you down, make you feel not important and make you not want to be yourself then you need to get yourself out of that relationship. Be with the people that can make you laugh for hours, you can watch movies with and be content, make you want to go out and do fun things. Also, if you want to have better habits, find better friends that could help you to go on in the best possible way. Keep good company!