The Countdown to a New Year!

Making The Most Out Of The New Years 2018. It seems like it was just yesterday when we were celebrating the start of 2017, and now it’s November already. Soon, we will be ushering in 2018. How time flies! Has 2017 been a great year or a bland year? If it has been great, that’s awesome! If it was bland, you definitely want to make sure that 2018 is as great as can be. This leads to the ultimate question- what can you do to ensure that this coming year is your best year yet?  This article is going to provide you with tested and true tips to help you have the best year ever.

Make Resolutions And Stick To Them as cliché as they may seem, resolutions are actually very important. They help us set clear goals of what we want to achieve, and then we work towards fulfilling them. You should, of course make realistic and workable resolutions. While living by resolutions is hard, it’s not impossible.

Here are tips for making and sticking to your New Year’s Resolutions:

• Reflect on what the last year was like, and point out the areas that need improvement.

• Identify and evaluate your weaknesses.

• Identify your strengths, and how they can help you get better.

• Pin point what you want your results to be, and not just the actions you will take. This means that you shouldn’t just list things you want to do, you should highlight what you hope to achieve by doing these things.

• Make sure you set a timeline. Don’t just make these resolutions without setting a timeline or a definite course of action.

• Don’t be too vague when making resolutions. Make sure you are concise and specific, so you’ll know exactly what you’re gunning for.

Change Your Vocabulary, one thing you have to do is to replace the ‘problem’s, ‘impossible’s and ‘can’t’s in your vocabulary with words that portray a positive and can-do attitude. When you have a can-do attitude, life seems less bleak, and your problems will not seem as mighty as they used to.

Never Stop Reading And Learning New Things. No knowledge acquired is ever a waste. By constantly reading the news, new books, online articles, and watching documentaries, you are expanding your horizon and knowledge base. This will make you so much smarter and more prepared to handle challenges.

Fortify Your Relationships With Friends And Family Members. As you step into the New Year, make it a point of duty to develop stronger relationships with your friends and family members. Cut out some time for the entire family to be together – maybe the evenings on Thursdays. Go out for drinks with your friends during the weekends. You can also host brunches or barbecues. The goal is to make your relationships more formidable. People with better relationships with friends and family are generally happier.

Create A Bucket List. A bucket list is a list people compile that contains all the things they want to do before they die. Create your bucket list, and make it a goal to cross off the items one after the other. Ever wanted to go to a concert of your favorite artist or take a trip to Italy or Paris? Add it to your bucket list.

Embrace Fitness And A Healthier Lifestyle. Start a spin class, take dance lessons, or register for a gym membership at the local gym. Lose some of that extra weight, and look radiant and healthy. You can also start a new keto diet or dial back on the sugar a bit. Remember, a healthier person is a happier person.

 Start Making Smart Investment Decisions. Make smarter financial decisions as you enter the new year- save more, invest wisely, and use your credit card less. This will help you reach a level of financial stability.

Stop Caring Too Much What Others Think. People can never be pleased. The earlier you acknowledge this fact, the better. There will always be people that will say you’re not good enough, and people that will try to berate and bring you down. You have to learn to ignore them, and live life on your own terms. When you block out the bad vibes and let positivity reign, your year will be better.

Become More Productive. Nobody has ever achieved anything by simply lazing around all year. A great year won’t just come to meet you at your bedroom door, you have to go out and make your year great. Complete more tasks, take that online class, meet fitness goals, and cross off all the items on your to-do list. Just be as productive as possible.

Develop A Sense Of Gratitude. It’s important to be grateful, appreciative, and full of thanks. You should be thankful for life, for the people around you, for the things you have and for the privileges you enjoy. When you have a sense of gratitude, you will have a happier outlook of life in general.

Following and living by these resolutions will lead to a happier, healthier, and more fulfilled life. By extension, a great New Year is guaranteed.

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