With every New Year comes a whole host of resolutions – some of them we will keep and some of them will never be anything more than just a passing thought. This year, why not make a resolution you will actually stick to, instead of just vaguely promising yourself you will work out more. If you need some inspiration, we’ve got you covered. Here are seven things you should be leaving behind in 2018 to make 2019 your best year yet.
- Being Mean to Yourself
If a friend came to you with a problem what would you say to them? Would you tell them to get over it and stop moaning? Probably not. You would be full of compassion and love for your friend in need and you would do everything you could to make them feel better. Now, for some reason we do not offer this level of friendship to ourselves and this is a bad habit. We should all be our own best friends and treat ourselves better.
- Living in Chaos
It is incredible how profoundly our environment affects our mood. If your living space is tidy and organised, you will find yourself being more productive and happier overall. The same goes for your schedule. If you are disorganised you will be more stressed than someone who plans their day and prioritises their commitments.
- Focusing on Negatives
It is very easy to hone in on the one bad thing that happens to you each day instead of appreciating all the positives. Leave your negative attitude in 2018 and start enjoying the good things in 2019. You will quickly find yourself in a much better mindset as soon as you start doing this.
Social media, Netflix, your fridge – these are wonderful things that become terrible distraction when you are trying to get something done. Let your 2019 New Year’s resolution be to stop procrastinating. Seriously, if you sit down to do something, get it done there and then. You’ll feel a lot better afterwards when you don’t have that task looming over your head.
- Saying No
The more you say yes, the more doors will open for you. You don’t need to do a Jim Carey and say yes to everything that comes your way, but you will reap the benefits if you step out of your comfort zone every now and again. Go to events on your own, try weird foods, buy that outfit – what’s the worst that could happen?
- Clinging to Dead Friendships
It can be truly painful to come to terms with the end of a friendship, especially if you have known that person for a long time. But, staying friends with someone who adds nothing to your life is even more painful. If you dread meeting up with them and they never make you feel good about yourself, cut them out of your life. There are plenty more people out there who will appreciate you.
- Spending All Your Money
Let’s start by saying that you do not need a goal to save for when it comes to putting money away. Savings will always come in handy. Even if you only put £10 away each month, this will snowball into a significant amount within a few years. The more you can save, the better. You never know what you might need it for.