So here we are, new year, new you... new me. Indulging in retrospection and reevaluating some of our life choices. New Year’s resolutions are the perfect opportunity for all us who have failed to start making the changes that we said we would make next week, next month, or perhaps when winter starts.
Well, now’s your chance to sit down and prepare a list of important lifestyle changes you want to make.
I know a lot of you like to set yourself resolutions, so I wanted to suggest:
Improve your concentration and mental skills:
People have been trying to find ways to improve their focus and cognitive capacities for thousands of years, and most ancient civilizations had some combination of mental exercise and herbal medicine to help them reach this goal. Today we can use ancient meditation techniques to boost concentration and hone our mental skills. If you go through with this, you will be able to control your mood, learn faster and have an easier time solving problems.
Meet new people:
When we get stuck in a rut, we usually end up staying at home most of the time, missing out on a lot of interesting opportunities for networking and having fun. Meeting new people can be beneficial to your mental well-being and help your career, so don’t be afraid to get out there and make some friends.
Become more confident and take some chances:
If you are confident other people notice it, and it is much easier to have your opinions heard, ask people out on dates and get ahead at work. A good dose of self-confidence will help you lead a much happier life overall.
Watch less TV:
The average person wastes a lot of time in front of the TV, time that could have been better spent developing skills, learning or keeping your body active. Once you manage to cut down on TV time, you will realize just how long and productive a day can really be.
And Read more:
Books are an excellent way to gain a lot of knowledge on a huge variety of topics and are also a great exercise for your brain.
Volunteer and give more to charity:
To devote your time and energy to helping those in need is a noble gesture and a reward in itself, but it is also an opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills and boost your resume.
This year, let’s all try and remember how blessed we are. Let’s try and be more grateful, see the positive.
Be Kinder to others:
I know people are weird and irritating and they do things which annoy us but please, let’s try to take it easy on each other. We all make mistakes, we all do things now and then which don’t necessarily comply with our true character. We try to be good and do good things, but sometimes we mess up. All of us. It’s called being human.
Be Kinder to yourself:
While you’re running around being kind to others, don’t forget to be kind to yourself. Don’t be afraid to put yourself first more often. Not in a selfish way, but in a ‘I need to look after myself today’ kind of way. If you need some ‘you’ time, you take it. If that means cancelling plans and cuddling up on the sofa with your favourite book, do it. You don’t have to justify it, you don’t have to explain it. You just have to look after yourself.
Oh, and one more thing, stop being so negative about yourself. Stop looking in the mirror and criticising everything that you see. Stop reinforcing your negative thoughts with negative words, always talking yourself down. Start waking up and telling yourself that you are strong, you are beautiful, you are powerful and you are good.
So long as you’ve got access to the internet, or books, or PEOPLE, you have access to pretty much all of the information in the world. How can you ever be bored?! You could pick up your phone and learn about whatever it is that takes your interest. All you have to do is read and research. And it’s totally free. Don’t you think that’s incredible?