New Year…… New You

January 1, 2018

Have you decided to improve your fitness/work/outlook on life in 2018? Reserve some time to think about what you want to do differently next year in order to prepare a list of important lifestyle changes you want to make. Remember that since the majority of people fail to stick to their resolution, you’ll need all the help you can get to make sure you will succeed. Instead of making solid goals, try to look for effective ways of changing your life for the better, and write down ideas to get where you want to be. If you wish to lose weight for example, think about finding a decent diet and exercise program that will give you steady results and will be easy to stick to in the long run, instead of just writing your main goal that is to lose weight. Remember that with a good amount of determination and some basic tips you can slowly develop healthier eating habits.

If you want to succeed, you need to set goals. Without goals you lack focus and direction. Goal setting not only allows you to take control of your life’s direction; it also provides you a benchmark for determining whether you are actually succeeding. What helps resolutions to be achievable is making a plan about how to accomplish your goals. Goal setting is a process that starts with careful consideration of what you want to achieve, and ends with you taking action to make it happen. If one of your goals is losing weight ( as previous example) it is important to learn to control emotional eating, be aware of reasons previous diets failed in the past, and use all the information you get to make a good lifestyle plan for 2018. But, in order to achieve this, a plan isn’t enough. You also need motivation. You can get motivated by looking at awesome healthy recipes, and finding different ways of making the journey to achieve your goal more interesting. Remember that whatever your goal is, it all starts by changing your mindset.

Always remember that when you set goals for the new year, they must motivate you. Your goals must be important to you, and have a really positive impact in your life. If you have little interest in the outcome, or they are irrelevant given the larger picture, then the chances of you putting in the work to make them happen are almost zero. Avoid setting too many goals and focus on setting a few that relate to the high priorities in your life.

Keep in mind that once you get used to procrastinating it’s difficult to snap yourself out of it, so if you want a new version of yourself in 2018, you’ll need to put in a lot of work to change your bad habits. Stressful minds are never productive. Use meditation to improve your focus on what is important for you in life. Meditation is a state of mind where you think about nothing. It is considered to be a gateway of cosmic energy. It provides clarity in thoughts that result in a stress free and blissful existence.

Here are some ideas to include in your new year resolutions list:

*   Starting a Meditation Practice.
*   Learning Something New Each Day.
*   Dedicating some of your time to a Hobby.
*   Adopting a healthier lifestyle.
*   Reading more books.
*   Nurturing your existing relationships.
*   Moving More.
*   Meeting new people.
*   Getting better quality sleep.
*   Making a financial plan to get out of debt or save money.
*   Listening to your favourite music.
*   Traveling more.

Keep in mind that it takes time and patience to learn how to find joy in the small things in life and avoid letting problems to interfere in your overall happiness. Organising your life for the new year can start by organising your environment. A cluttered desk or chaotic home will negatively affect your productivity and even your mood, so it helps to clear all the clutter, clean your house and lead a tidier and simplified life.

Make an effort to give more of your time and your attention to the people who really matters in your life. Focus on spending time with who you care about <> deeply, and who cares about you too. Having healthy relationships in life is the best way to stay happy. Let go of grudges. Forgiveness is a very good way to get rid of negativity and it can help you to let go of some issues that should be left in 2017. Happy new year, happy new you!

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