2018 has fully commenced and we are already nearly 1 whole week down. Of course this time of the year always causes a bit of an internal stir and means we all start to reflect on the previous year of our lives, and think about what we have achieved and also, mostly, what we haven't.
Let's all say it together... new year, new me?
So what are your new year resolutions? Lose weight? Join the gym? Eat healthy? Yes, it may have been your new year's resolution for the past 10 years and it has never quite materialised, but never mind, 2018 is your year! Right...? Instead of this endless, unsatisfactory merry-go round that all-in-all makes us feel highly unachieved and unmotivated with our 'new year resolutions' we think it is about time we switch it up and make new ones that you are actually going to stick to! Cause realistically do we really want to give up our daily 3pm chocolate pick me up? No.
Instead give some of our suggestions a try and after a while you will notice yourself being more productive, more positive and overall happier.
Stop hitting snooze
Start waking up when your first alarm goes off. As let's be honest, it not any easier to get out of bed 3 snoozes later and it only results us rushing around to get ready. Inevitably we end up forgetting something, which overall is just not a good way to start the day. Instead wake up early, have time to eat breakfast, get ready properly and prepare yourself mentally for the day ahead.
Make a visualisation board
What do you truly want in life? Maybe your dream car? That dream house? Or possibly a dream job? Put it all visually on a board and manifest your dreams in reality by speaking them into existence, and use the powers of law of attraction to your advantage, after all it can't hurt. By creating a visual it is also very easy for you to quickly glance at your board and be reminded of what you are hoping to achieve in your life, therefore constantly re-motivating yourself.
If you truly want something in life, do it now! We all know if you wanted a new lipstick you would go and get it asap, so apply that mindset for everything you want/need to do in life. Trust us when we say that the satisfaction you get from finishing something early ahead of time is a way better feeling than the mounting stress/worry you get by keep putting something off.
Start a new hobby
Is there something you have always wanted to do but have always been too 'busy' or just not really brave enough to try? Maybe you want to try your hand at photography? Or possibly you want to learn how to sew? Well this is the year to do it! Even if you're terrible at it, who cares? You will never know unless you try it and trying new things should definitely be on your agenda for 2018.
This is a resolution we make for ourselves at the start of every month, let alone the start of each new year however we still somehow find ourselves with limited funds. Instead set a target of how much money you want to save by the end of the new year and then break it down into months/weeks/days to make it more manageable and to keep you on track. There is also tons of great apps that help you manage your spending limits, and set budgets for different areas in your life, bills, car payments, new makeup... that sort of thing!
Keep your home tidy
Now every one of us have the post-holidays tidy up where all the Christmas decorations get put back in their boxes until next year and our homes seem to look a little bare again. Whilst quite sad, it does provide us with the perfect opportunity for a clean slate (literally) in the new year. We are all guilty of letting the mess pile up until it becomes a mammoth task we just don't want to face from time to time, however not in 2018. Be sure to tidy up every day, that way it is only a 5 minute job and it keeps you feeling fresh and motivated, after all, tidy house, tidy mind, as the saying goes.
In a world where social media is on a constant drip feed, looking at others 'perfect' lives through the perfect filter on a perfectly themed instagram page, shockingly it leads us to compare our lives to theirs and of course leaves us feeling inadequate. The number one goal you should set yourself this year is to stop comparing yourself to others. Instead focus on your own goals and ambitions and working to achieve them. Once you accomplish this goal, watch your happiness soar!
So there you have it, realistic achievable new year resolutions that you will want to stick to throughout the whole year. Let us know in the comments below if you have set yourself any other new year resolutions that are aimed to help you become the best version of yourself in 2018.