Are you on the right path? Here you can find out how to transform your new year journey and set your path for success. Too often we charge in when it would be better to assess where we are first.
It can be painful to look back on our mistakes, and yet it’s necessary if we want significant changes in life.
As the clock struck midnight on New Year's Eve, many people made resolutions to change their lives for the better. If you're one of those people, you're in luck! There are plenty of ways to make healthy changes that will stick this year. Keep reading for some tips on how to get started.
Start Off the Year on the Right Foot
Are you feeling like you need to make a change in your life? Are you looking to get healthier and happier in the New Year? If so, you're definitely not alone!
Every year, millions of people around the world make resolutions to change their lives for the better. And while it can be tough to stick with your resolutions sometimes, it's definitely worth it in the end.
Here are a few tips to help you get started on the right foot this year. Take some time to reassess your life in these different areas.
Ever wish you had more time to do the things that are truly important to you? This is the right time to make those changes. The first step is to look at everything you have done that doesn't feel important.
Think about all the obligations you have to friends, family, sponsors, and committees that don't feel like fun. It's time to let go of any obligations that feel burdensome.
This may be difficult. It's not easy to let people down. This is your life and you have the right to make it your own.
If you want more money, but are unable or unwilling to work harder to obtain it, you should take a close look at your finances. Sometimes little wants turn into needs.
Take a look at your bank statements from last year and note any recurring payments. It's possible to feel embarrassed when you look at how much you have spent on unnecessary items throughout the year.
It's okay to have occasional treats for yourself and your family. If "shopping therapy has become a burden," now is the time to rectify it.
You can make a list of the things you can cut without feeling deprived.
- You could eat out twice a week, instead of four.
- Do you need to shop for clothes every month or is it not important?
- What savings could you make if you ate lunch at work three days per week, instead of ordering take-out?
- Are you a fan of four billion TV channels?
These are just some of the ways to cut costs so that you can spend your money on things that really matter to you.
Dreams and Goals
Many people blame not enough time or too much money for their inability to pursue their passions or make significant changes in their lives. If this is you, then you should consider our suggestions and evaluate your financial obligations.
What do you really want? To return to school and begin a new career. Your side-hustle, hobby or passion into a business. You can buy and prepare healthy, whole foods. By making two changes to your life, you've opened up a new world. Grab it and never look back.
4 Changes that Can Transform Your Year and Your Life
Sometimes it can seem almost impossible to make the changes you desire in your life. To make major changes in your life, you have to be willing to get out of your comfort zone. These subtle changes can help you start the year off right.
1. Listen to your intuition
We like to believe that life is rational and linear. We make blind decisions based upon what we know at the moment more often than we think. What if your intuition was more important than your brain?
Sometimes, we aren't able to make the right decision at the moment. You may not expect your intuition to guide you, but it can make a huge difference in your life. Don't worry about connecting the dots, and instead spend your time riding the wave.
2. Understand your Why
You want to make positive changes, but you keep finding it harder and harder each year. This could be because you don’t know why you want to change. You may not understand the goal, but focus instead on how difficult it will be.
Consider the goal that you are aiming for and consider why. Is it going to free you up, make your life easier, and make retirement easier? If yes, then you need to think about how much better your life will look when you make the change. Then, take action. Start with your "Why".
3. Take Action
Humans often wait until it is time to do something meaningful. Many of us regret this later in our lives. What are you truly looking for? It's time for you to act if you are able to answer this question immediately.
Any action. It doesn't necessarily have to be the right action. You can start by taking the first step. This will help you determine the next steps that will get you where you want to be.
4. Stay Shortsighted
Have your ever thought that you would like to make significant changes in your life, but then stopped thinking about it? If we look too far in the future, it is easy to get overwhelmed and give up.
Consider what would be the first step to making that change. Next, take the next step. Then the next. The most successful people never knew where they would end up. They knew that they wanted to make a difference in their lives and they did so, one step at a time. Do not let fear of the future ruin your happiness.
How to Live Your Best Year
While most people see the new year as an opportunity to make major life changes, it is the daily decisions that will lead to lasting positive change. This is why New Year's resolutions are ineffective.
You can make better decisions each day to start and finish the year strong. These are some ways to make this your best year yet.
Break it Down
Whether you're looking to start a business, save for a home or just get better, it will take time. We can be tempted to give up on our dreams and get caught up in the rush of achieving them.
Next, choose the one thing you want by the end the year. Then break down the steps to make it happen.
Next, break them down further. You can then create small tasks you can do every day in between 10 and 30 minutes. This will help you to see the goal as a journey so you don't lose heart too quickly, and it will also make it easier to reach your goal.
Track your Time
We're all busy! Many people use their busyness to maintain the status quo even though they are pledging to change. Tracking your time is a simple way to identify "wasted" time.
Keep track of everything you do for at least three days. To keep track, you can use an app or spreadsheet. Or just a notepad. Soon you'll notice that you spend more time on TV, playing video games, or checking social media than what you thought.
You can choose to spend your time wisely once you realize how much you have wasted. You can use that time to find a career, have a hobby or spend more quality time with your family.
No matter what your goal, if you choose to work on it every day, you will be able to achieve it.
Redesign your Life
Most people sleepwalk through life far more often than they care to admit. You can make your life happier and more fulfilled by identifying what makes you happy. What gives you joy?
Redesign your life so that these things are included. Take a look at the time-tracking checklist (from above). You can modify or remove certain obligations and expectations to live a life of purpose and joy. You can choose to live your life to its fullest every single day.