5 things to do for yourself to have a better new year

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Declutter

For you to see any change in the new year you should consider decluttering your life. This should include things like moving on from past relationships and grudges you might have been carrying for the longest time. Holding on to bad experiences will only hold you back in more ways than one. Let go of the things you cannot change or those that aren’t beneficial to you like toxic relationships, comparisons, trying not to fit in and anger. For you to make way for a brand new version of yourself you need to get rid of past bad habits.

 

Map out your plans

Like with any new year you need to go in with a plan, it’s the perfect way to track your progress in life. So, to avoid having the generic vision board or the usual new year resolutions, rather align your goals to certain mantras. Write them out every morning or evening as a constant reminder of what you’re working towards. By the time the year comes to an end , looking back you’ll see just how much your attitude has changed for the better resulting in you achieving more of your goals.

Forgive yourself

Often we are so hard on ourselves that we forget to acknowledge the small achievements we experience while on the journey of perfecting ourselves. Acknowledge that it’s okay not to have figured out everything out by now or making mistakes, it’s all a part of the learning journey.  By accepting your flaws first  any negative energy that you come across won’t faze you.

Make rituals

A mental expert in business and sports Jason Sells mentions on his blog that creating a routine for yourself is one of the many ways you can stay in touch with yourself. He goes on to add that your ritual could be something as simple as scheduling a thirty minute morning run everyday. Make this non negotiable and stick to your schedule. On one hand this will help you process thoughts and at the same time stay fit.

Learn how to say no

Take a moment to look back at what you’ve done for yourself in the past year that fulfilled you either spiritually, mentally, financially or physically. If you can hardly count the number of times you celebrated yourself chances are you were too generous with other people. As noble as it is to have this personality trait it can also set you back in life by a few steps. Be selfish with things money can’t buy like your time, peace, health and love.

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