The time of joy and merry have finally come to an end, Christmas decorations are being brought down and the year 2017 is coming to a close. Now our worries should not be about buying shiny lights and decorations to hang up on our doors and chimneys, but to remember our great achievements we’ve accomplished the past year.
With New Year’s just around the corner, it’s time to start making plans to make 2018 another wonderful year. It’s time to improve your life and become a better person. However, just reflecting on the past year and retrospecting on our regretful decisions, people may be discouraged about new choices. For this reason, I’ve prepared a series of methods and strategies to help you make healthy New Year’s choices and successfully help you stay on track.
First, when you’re coming up with plans for the New Year, remember to decide what’s important first. Don’t try to keep promises to yourself that don’t really matter to you or you aren’t really ready for. For example, if you want to lose weight, don’t plan to lose 30 pounds in the first week of January. Unless you’re starving yourself, you’ll be discouraged and once again fail to accomplish your New Year’s goals.
Next, focus on the little things that will ultimately build up to your goal. If you’re determined to stop spending so much time on your phone, start by finding other distractions or putting your phone in a designated place for a designated time. Building habit and routine is critical when it comes to fixing your life and completing your goals.
Finally, learn from your achievements. If you’ve achieved to lose weight or kept yourself from over-using your phone, keep those routines up. Maybe even plan to take that goal to the next level. Go lose 20 more pounds or don’t use your phone at all! But if you managed to fail once again to keep up with your New Year’s goals, step back and analyze where it all went wrong. Understand and try better next year, hopefully you won’t fail again.
Whatever happens, you’re growing and learning new things. It’s a new year, new you.