New Year is a time when we usually start thinking about our lives, what we have accomplished and what is good or bad about it. We start making resolutions to help us become better at various aspects of our lives. So, with 2017 being over, it is time to think of the ways to make a fresh start. Here are some tips that can be useful and inspirational for starting a brand new chapter of your life.
1. Start small to achieve big
When it comes to making your dreams come true, first make sure that they are attainable. To have a dream is one thing but making it happen can sometimes be completely inaccessible, therefore don’t base your goals on your wishes (unless they are manageable to perform) since it will bring more stress into your life. Of course, it is healthy to dream big, but try setting more small goals to achieve the big one and be realistic (in your own mind) when setting them. If you are striving to become a recognised artist, for example, you can break your wish down and achieve it by taking one step at a time. In this case, making an art solo exhibition can be a first step and your first completed goal. Be rational in your aspiration, and try not to stress out too much if you fail; instead, learn from your mistakes. Most importantly, stop waiting for the success to fall into your lap instead make time for self-improvement and grab life by the horns!
2. A dollar a day…
Be wise and start saving money on time. That way it will be easier to invest in making your wishes come true. It would be great if you put a small amount of money aside with every paycheck or set a monthly goal to put one paper bill aside every day. Not everything revolves around money but it is good to have initial capital that you can use for self-development.
3. Invest in yourself
Self-improvement besides being very important for our well-being gives us the ability to become our best selves. Making time for self-development is crucial and the perfect time to start is the beginning of the New Year. Obviously, different individuals are inspired by different things, therefore, there is no simple recipe for how to improve yourself; the inspiration must come from within. Sometimes, learning more by reading more, educating through the actions you take or gaining experience travelling are the best ways to become more satisfied and more educated. Design your life around happiness and if travelling is what makes you satisfied then try doing it as much as you can.
4. Don’t contain your wanderlust
Investing in yourself means investing in things that make you happy. Travel is the perfect catalyst for happiness since it allows you to experience many wonders of the faraway places. It is also a great way to build confidence and gain extraordinary experiences. Learning more about the places you visit and dealing with unexpected situations make you learn more about yourself, especially if you extend your stay or choose some of the volunteering options. That way you can explore many exotic countries such as Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines or Taiwan to learn more about the culture and customs without breaking a bank. More and more discount on accommodation prices show that many young individuals opt for this type of economical travelling to discover these exotic places and longer their stay. Fill your life with wonderful travel memories that will inspire you! So grab your bags and hit the road!
5. Show the real you
Distract yourself from negativity. Opt for things that make you feel relaxed and try minimising stressful situations since they can and will affect your health. Recognise burnout before you burn out and put yourself first. It doesn’t mean that you are being narcissistic; it means that you are changing your life for the better to become the real you! It is about time to start showing yourself more love and respect in 2018 to become more confident! The more confidence you have, the more energised and motivated you will feel! Surround your home with things that will inspire healthy habits and break bad ones. Don’t be afraid to break a toxic relationship or a bad friendship. Think positive to become more satisfied with your personality and become truly happy.
So, it is time to start making decisions, finding out what you really want to do and become your true self. Say no to things that you don’t really want to do and enter the New Year feeling fresh and reborn. You have the strength in you to accomplish many things, don’t be afraid grab opportunities and move ahead. Even though it sounds a bit cliché but honestly it is true – you’ve got this!
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Author: Nina Simons
Nina is a blogger, yoga aficionado and a travel enthusiast with a distinctive taste for home decor. She’s passionate about learning new things and sharing meaningful ideas. If you wanna see what she’s up to you can find her on Twitter.