A New Year is the perfect time to evaluate your goals and plan ahead for the next 12 months. It is also the ideal time to start new activities and foster new positive habits that will help you maximise your year and strive for your goal. Here are some great tips to ensuring you get the most out the next 12 months, and make it your year.
Make yourself a priority – we often spend more time making sure our friends, family and colleagues are happy and cared for we forget to look after ourselves. It is important to look after yourself and take time out to care for yourself.
Get organised and plan ahead – We all know life feels easier and less stressful when you’re organised. Being organised can even help you to stay on track with your goals. By taking the time to not only plan your week ahead but also track your results you can influence healthy behaviour changes, as well as increase your satisfaction levels and a sense of achievement. Here are some easy tips to help you organise your way to a happier and healthier..
Focus on the positives – It is easy to establish a negative habit by focussing on our failures and mistakes. But by simply taking a second to identify those negative thoughts and banishing them with a positive idea or thought, will start to build a new healthier mindset, focused on the good.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help – It is ok to ask for help. We often forget to ask for help and become overwhelmed by life, so whether it is starting a weight loss journey or as simple as completing a task at work, if you need a little support just ask for it, you may be surprised how eager people are to assist.
Be brave and try something new – Challenge yourself and try something new. Whether, it is as simple as tasting a new fruit or signing up to learn a language, it is important to challenge yourself and really see the amazing things you can achieve.
Be the best you – Take the time to picture where and who you want to be at the end of the year, and make it an effort every day to work towards being that person.
Don’t let the past dictate your future – It easy to let past mistakes and failures affect our decisions and our belief in what we can achieve. Stop letting the past determine what you can do and take a chance, it might not work out but imagine if it does.
Set yourself a goal – Set yourself a series of short and long term goals that you wish to achieve. They can be as simple as going for a short walk every afternoon or drinking more water; or more long term like losing 10kg or completing a fun run/walk. It’s important to celebrate your achievements with rewards – things like a new book or a massage are great incentives. Click here for more great tips on selecting the right reward.
Create positive new routines and habits – it is easy to get stuck in our habits and negative routines, let the New Year be the perfect excuse to shake it up and start new healthier habits. Such as; mix up your menu, stop cooking the same unhealthy meals out of habit and introduce some tasty alternatives to the menu rotation, click here for some great recipe inspiration; Start getting off the bus or tram a stop early and walking the rest of the way to walk; or get more sleep, stop staying up too late and making yourself over tired, start a new healthy bed time routine that will ensure you wake you feeling refreshed.
Learn to love you – take the time to foster a healthy mindset and remind yourself how special and unique you are. Click here for some great ways to learn to love you.