New Year, New Mindset | 2018

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With the new year comes new goals and resolutions, but I think it’s safe to say, not many people actually stick to them. However, there are so many common resolutions that people try to stick to but don’t always. Fortunately for you guys, I’m gonna share some of the most common new years resolutions and ways to stick them!

1: Working out and/or eating healthy- I’m pretty sure this is the most common new years resolution ever. I’ve even made this resolution for myself multiple times but up until early 2016 I never succeeded. It’s super hard to jump straight into full workouts or even dieting which is why it’s important to take it slow and easy when you first start out. I have multiple different workouts I do such as walking/jogging for my cardio everyday and weights and floor workouts to build muscle. I’m still not as good with eating ‘healthy’ but I make loads of better eating and food choices which always has positive results.

2: Staying organized- Just like every other person on this planet, I tell myself that I’m going to keep a cute diary each year and write down what I’ve done every single day and keep  multiple to-do lists. If I’m being honest though, that has never worked out for a whole year. The longest it’s ever lasted is probably only until March. However, I do keep an ordinary school planner with homework and assignments but I’ve always liked the idea of keeping a daily diary/journal. So, one of the first tips is to not buy an expensive diary unless you know for certain you’re going to this use it. I’d love an Erin Condren planner but I’m not about to go and buy one if it’s just going to collect dust in the corner of my desk. Another tip that works for me is to have a decorative and colourful planner. Nothing makes me feel more dull than a plain, colourless page of a book. If I use plenty of highlighters, pens and sticky notes I’m wayyy more motivated to open up my diary and write down what I’ve done with my day.

3: ‘Me’ time- Everyone gets busy with work, school, families and extra-curricular activities that it’s often difficult to find spare time to relax or do what you love. If I’m feeling like I’m in desperate need of some ‘me’ time, I get all of my schoolwork and jobs done before anything else. Once I know that everything that’s important is complete, it allows me to know that I can do whatever I want in my spare time whether it’s read, sleep or just watch a movie or YouTube.

4: Overcome a fear/challenge yourself- I’m almost positive that everyone on this planet has some sort of fear or something they want to overcome by the end of the year. I love staying in my comfort zone which means I don’t like going out to much and I really hate social situations unless I’m with a close friend or family member. One of my goals for 2018 is to step outside of my comfort zone alot more so I become more comfortable in social situations and I feel more confident with myself. I know the only way this is going to work is if I push myself to do it. Pushing yourself is super important especially if you’re wanting to overcome a fear or challenge yourself to try/do new things.

5: Save money- If you asked a random person on the street if they were happy with how much money they had, alot of people are going to say no. People are constantly trying to save money or be in a better economical state which means that your life could be pretty boring from now on :(. Most money is spent on food or unnecessary items which means you need to have more self control and spend less money on things you don’t really need. This can be super difficult which means you need to constantly ask yourself “do I really need this?” every time you pick up a new item of clothing or think about going out for dinner.

So there you have it, 5 of the most common new years resolutions and how to try and actually stick to them!

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