A New Year, A Better You
As the New Year is swiftly approaching, many of us may look back on the past year and reflect on our achievements and shortcomings. We also look forward to the new year with the hope of better things to come. That health resolution we promised we would stick to or perhaps that personal project we’ve been dreaming of. So, if another year has rolled by and you feel you haven’t lived up to your potential, think of this quote by Sydney J. Harris, ‘’Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.’’
So with this mind, we would like to help you create a game plan to keep track of your goals this year. We’ve created a list of things you can do to keep you focused and above all, happy with who you are.
5 life hacks for success and happiness:
- If you want to achieve something, WRITE IT DOWN. Even if its something as big as ‘start my own business’ to ‘read a book every month’. Think about it, and ask yourself why you want this. If it’s because everyone on Instagram is doing it, you’re not tuning out the noise to listen to what you, as an individual desire, and in turn are capable of.
- ‘The Fastest way to kill something is to compare it to something else’. Stay off the social media! (Except our page- wink wink). But really, we cannot stress this enough, limit your exposure to social media to a small window in the evening or afternoon. Don’t start your day looking at what other people are supposedly ‘achieving’, no wonder you unconsciously feel heavy hearted after scrolling through the ‘gram.
- Decide you are worthy by feeding your body and soul only good things. Eat clean, break a sweat by working out to get those endorphins working. Human beings were made to be active and to eat whole, healthy foods. Drink herbal teas, add antioxidant-rich spices to your meals. Say no to junk food, say no to negative/useless information. Train your brain to read books, reach out to experts or possible mentors in the field you want to be in.
- Create a daily, well rounded routine. Our brains are becoming rewired through social media, and it’s not a good thing. We were designed to focus on one thing at a time and as much as we try we can’t listen to a podcast, write a paper and be on social media at the same time. Write down a few daily goals or tasks you want to complete by the end of the day. Start small so you don’t feel overwhelmed and then discouraged. It’s better to do little with care than a lot of things clumsily.
- Lastly, whatever happens, don’t be discouraged. If you slip on that workout routine don’t put yourself down. Remind yourself why you are doing this.