Can you believe it’s already 2018? It seems like the 2017 Ball dropped just yesterday! The New Year brings a lot of opportunities for growth and success, but at a time when resolutions can be extremely overhyped, it can be hard to come up with a practical plan of action. Below we’ve come up with a list of some easy ways to make 2018 the best year yet!
- Make a list of five reasonable things you want to accomplish
Maybe you want to read 5 books before June or your want to walk an extra mile everyday, whatever it is that you want to change in your life, make a list. Start small, but dream big!
- Plan and Set Yourself Up for Success:
One of the best ways to actually ensure change is to set yourself up for success. Maybe that means re-organizing your home or work space, or hiring extra help where you need it. Take a day and sit down to plan out your ideal menus, make sure you have all the right tools, from labels to lunch containers, and make a plan. Ultimately, do your best to stick to your plan, even if you use it as a loose guideline.
- Keep the Necessities
You’re leading a busy life, you don’t have time for things that don’t truly matter. If you’re not passionate about cooking, don’t waste time with meal prep, sign up with companies like Blue Apron for a more efficient but perfectly healthy meal option. You might also appreciate cutting out excess chores, especially laundry as this can be a major time taker. If you’re around
- Get Enough Sleep and Eat Well:
Get those eight hours in! Sleep is just as important as exercise, but is often one of the areas we skimp on. Eating well can also be a challenge, especially if you’re constantly out on the run. Conquering both getting enough sleep and eating well can be challenging, but that’s where planning comes in. Sure, life throws curve balls, but if you have a guideline to refer to, you’ll feel a lot more secure.
- Focus on Others:
Sometimes we focus so much on living the best life possible that we forget to think about those around us. We are not here just for ourselves. While achieving our own goals is essential to a happy life, it can be abundantly rewarding to help others. This could be volunteering for your local homeless shelter, or it could be making a pan of brownies for your next door neighbor.
Ultimately, the best way to accomplish anything personal is to use a method that works best for you! Don’t worry about all the latest and greatest trends and journaling techniques. Take a moment, and reflect on what you need to succeed and take action! The last thing you want is to be feeling like you didn’t live up to your full potential on New Year’s Eve 2019.