How is 2018 looking so far? Have you ditched all of your New Year’s resolution? I’m sure you have been reflecting and re-evaluating ALL of your life choices leading up to this very moment. How will the next chapter of your life play out? Well… it is completely up to you.
According to statistics, people tend to neglect their goals by 50% resulting in them not working on their goals at all. Maybe your goal was to eat healthy and workout 4 days during the week; but you got discouraged.
Now is your chance to actually implement the changes you’ve been talking about last month or the beginning of 2017. And because we love you dearly, we’ve decided to assist you in preparing your list for the remainder of the year and actually sticking to it.
1. STOP PROCRASTINATING
We all suffer from the procrastination phenomenon. Wasting time and fiddling around when you SHOULD be working. Instead of doing the work, you find time to check your social media for an hour, watch TV or just stare into space. It is really a poor habit to break and it prevents us from achieving our highest potential.
Here are 4 ways to help you overcome procrastination:
1. Set Up Reminders
2. Make yourself accountable
3. Surround yourself with people who inspire you to make moves
4. Get a grip and JUST DO IT
Check out this website for more tools to help fight procrastination here.
2. BE MORE GRATEFUL
How often do you write a list of things that you are most grateful for? Very seldom, many would say. Allowing yourself to be grateful for all the wonderful things that are happening in your life (small or big) is the best thing you can ever do for yourself. Try it, even if it’s just once a day. You’ll be in a better mood. You’ll be happier and you’ll be more resilient. So let me ask you this…. What are you most grateful for? Don’t just think about it. Go write it down!
3. EAT HEALTHIER AND BECOME MORE ACTIVE
Eating healthy is very hard, but you can always start somewhere. It does not consist of depriving yourself from the foods you enjoy eating; however, it’s about making healthier decisions. It’s about improving your health, avoiding certain health issues, having energy and feeling great. Try to do something active for 20 minutes everyday. Find the right activity, set a reasonable goal for yourself and you’ll be active in no time.
4. READ MORE BOOKS
Do you know the average CEO reads over 4-5 books per month? Reading more is a great way to help gain insight and knowledge, increase your vocabulary and it is also great exercise for your brain. One of the ways to help you read more is by making more time for it. Start off with 15-30 minutes a day. It can be before work, on the train, during lunch or before going to bed. Here are some great books you can check out below:
1. The Alchemist – By: Paulo Coelho
2. You Are A Badass: How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life – By: Jen Sincero
3. The Magic of Thinking Big – By: David Schwartz
4. When GOD Winks: How the Power of Coincidence Guides Your Life – By: SQuire Rushnell
5. Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life – By: Gary John Bishop
6. I Am That Girl: How to Speak Your Truth, Discover Your Purpose and #bethatgirl – By: Alexis Jones
5. BE MORE CONFIDENT IN YOURSELF
If you don’t believe in yourself, how can others believe in you? You might not have super powers, but you do have the ability to combat low self-esteem and build your confidence. One way to do so is by strengthening your mind. Making time to nurture your body, spirit and mind. Kill the negative thoughts and get to know yourself. Grab a notebook and write down 100 things that you love MOST about yourself. Dig deep and you’ll come out loving yourself better than ever.
6. WORK ON ACHIEVING YOUR DREAMS EVERYDAY
If you have a full-time job, then most of your working hours are being taken up by someone else. And that is fine, but don’t ever put your dreams on hold for anyone. Create the time to work on your dreams. If you allot an hour a day, by the end of 2018 you’ll have devoted 365 hours into that dream. How awesome is that??
This is YOUR year and you get to write anything you want! Let the pages be filled with New Year’s resolutions and use these 6 ideas for motivation. Make 2018 your best year ever!