Year after year we make resolutions, only to fail them a few weeks into January. We are often too hard on ourselves, or we realise we weren’t that passionate about the goal in the first place.
This year, we have decided to focus on starting changes. Instead of setting an unreachable goal, think about what you want to change in your life.
Change can be just as difficult as a resolution, but notice how we use the word start. The first step is what counts and with that, the chance to develop new strengths, skills and habits without the fear of failure.
Cut down on social media
A simple, yet big change you can start is reducing the time you spend on social media sites. While it is important to create some time for yourself, many of us spend time mindlessly scrolling through Instagram, Facebook and Twitter when we are meant to be working or doing a more productive activity.
Limiting the time you spend on these sites will make you aware of what is going on around you.
We aren’t planning to get a six-pack or become a long jump champion, but we do want you to feel good. Join a gym, recruit a workout friend or simply start working out in your living room, but try to incorporate 30 minutes of physical activity into your daily routine.
Start with one thing and stop procrastinating
We all fall victim to procrastination sometimes and it can be hard to focus when you know what else needs to be done. However, it really isn’t that hard.
Get started on just one thing. When you complete that task, move on to the next. The sense of achievement you will feel will boost your motivation and self-confidence and the flow will follow.
A treasure of society, but underrated. Unfortunately, books are being replaced by modern technology, such as video games, social media and television. Reading allows you to improve your language skills; it gives you knowledge and lets you exercise your imagination!
When you read, you are taken to a new world and many people feel inspired after reading. Sadly, not everyone takes reading seriously anymore. So we want 2016 to be full of books. Go to your local library, a charity shop or even take a look through your parent’s bookcase.
Make it your new activity; you never know where the habit may take you.