The new year is upon us. Besides celebrating new year’s eve with friends and loved ones, it is also a good time to review this past year, and to write down a list of resolutions for the next year! Grab yourself a hot tea or chocolate, get a pen and notebook, and check out these 5 tips on how to get ready to tackle 2019!
- Know Yourself
Take some time to learn more about yourself, try to understand what are your strengths and weaknesses. Most of us are unaware of what we might be pre-wired to do in this world. Don Clifton, author of the book Now, Discover Your Strengths once said “Everyone on the planet can do at least one thing better than ten thousand other people. That’s the good news. The bad news? Most people have no idea what that one thing is”.
Sometimes it’s easy to delude yourself and to live in somebody else’s version of life. It’s really important to follow your heart instead of living somebody else’s expectation. Try and do everything you can to get an honest assessment. Then act on it, and see what happens.
- Develop Good Habits
Are there any habits that you’ve been trying to quit for so long? Either you go to bed too late or spend too much time on social media or you think you drink too often. Is there anything that you’ve wanted to learn for so long but for some reason you keeping postponing and postponing? Take this chance to come up with a list: one side listing the habits you would like to quit or change, and the other side containing new things you want to start doing in 2019. Go ahead, paste the list on the wall in your room to remind yourself.
- Dream A Little
Whether it’s about getting you dream job, buying your own house, or starting your own business, the key is to dare to dream. Ask yourself deep down what is hindering you from achieving your dreams. Most hurdles are not real, but imagined. Swipe them away and follow the direction you were meant to take in life.
- Recalibrate Your Circle
Be careful who you spend time with, negative people tend to take your joy, while positive and honest people, encourage you to be the best version of yourself and help you achieve your dreams. We should all have a circle of trustworthy friends and counselors who we can count on for support. You might even have the images of their face in your mind right now. Ring a number or send a message, let them know they are special to you and why.
- Have Fun
Some of you might be going through some difficulties in life. However, give yourself a affirmation talk, “It’s gonna be a fabulous year ahead, with new opportunities everywhere!” to help lighten up. Enjoy the moment and the journey.
We wish you all a great start to 2019!