Making a new year’s resolution has been one of the oldest practices we have been doing for the past years. It’s a fun thing to do until you fail doing or achieving the resolutions you wrote on the list- it becomes frustrating. This year, let’s skip the unrealistic and complicated things out of our list and focus on the simple ones that will make the year 2021 a better one for all of us.
1. Take care of your health
Many things have been realized from the previous year. One of those realizations is to value life. It was when the coronavirus hit the country that people have felt the most terrible life threat. Everyone was scared to get infected and infect others and eventually die because of it. Many started living healthy, started taking vitamins, and started exercising regularly. This only shows how important it is to have a healthy body. You only have one precious life. If you don’t take care of it, you will lose it.
Prioritizing your health this year is the ultimate goal. Start investing time, effort, and even money getting healthy this year. It can be a well-balanced diet meal plan, a new working out equipment at home, or a consistently scheduled yoga session. You can also go the extra mile by investing in a home that promotes a healthy lifestyle with a clean and green environment.
You have feared enough last year that you should spend this year conditioning your body to be ready for whatever threat may come. The viruses are everywhere and are beyond our control. However, the decision to be healthy and to be able to combat these diseases is in our hands. Living healthy and taking care of your health this year is the way to a better life in 2021 and the next coming years. Commit yourself to a continuous and religious practice of looking after your health!
2. Build good relationships
Starting this year right with the people at home, at work, and in your community will make this year a lot better. Having good relationships with people around you makes everything a lot easier for you. There will be no room for hatred, negativity, and harshness in your life. It also makes you more satisfied and happy too. Several studies have shown that meaningful bonds with the people around you make you feel more secured, loved, and happy in life. This year, focus on your relationships, be it romantic, platonic, or professional relationships.
The previous year has isolated people from one another, disabled good actual communication, and raised barriers among people. The world has become so lonely for most people that this year makes the best time to reconnect, make amends for unsorted issues, and create beautiful memories with the people that matter to you.
3. Start to be more organized
Life can be a lot easier if you are organized. Organizing helps you avoid misplacing things and forgetting tasks and events. It saves you resources like time, energy, and money you can on other things. It also lets you spend your time on meaningful things like learning new skills or hobbies like planting and styling your workspace at home instead of wasting it, trying to remember the task you forgot or the things you misplaced.
Free your mind from the worries of missing out on important detail this year and hit more life goals. This year can be a lot more stress-free, time-abundant, productive, and in any way better than the previous year by becoming more organized.
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4. Inspire yourself more
One of the few things people often overlook when thinking about making their life better in all sense is inspiring themselves. People immediately think of the outside forces to influence their life and forget about starting it from within. This 2021, focus on your inner motivation to learn more and experience more of life. When you are inspired, you are more motivated to open more doors of possibilities. You are open to new experiences, new learnings, and new insights in life. You let yourself grow with your best potentials.
This 2021, be inspired and believe in yourself. You are capable of greater things. Motivate yourself and live in optimism. With an inspired heart, you will make progress, achieve self-growth, and reach your goals this year.
5. Be Kind
Start the year with a kind heart and be more compassionate with others. It is when you genuinely mean it that you have helped make the world a better place. Be kind even if others aren’t. Be consistent with the kindness you give. Don’t make it a habit to be kind only when it’s convenient for you. Being kind to others will not only help you make good relationships in your circle but will also inspire others to do the same on their own.
As you practice more kindness to others, don’t forget to practice the same to yourself. Be kind to yourself. Forgive yourself for the things you were not able to do and love yourself regardless. Practice kindness with an intent to make each other’s lives a lot happier and meaningfully peaceful. Make kindness a habit this year!
6. Live in the now, have fun, and prepare for the future
Strike a balance between living your life to the fullest now and preparing for your future this 2021. The previous year taught us how unpredictable life is. It could end now, or the next three years, or when you are in your 90’s- who knows! That is why you can’t afford to miss out on doing the fun things in life like traveling. However, this has some limitations. Although spending to live the life you want now sounds more motivating than saving up for the future, you have to consider the latter as much as the former. This year is not going to be a battleground for these two goals. It’s a year of synchronizing both for a better life.
Securing your future doesn’t need working long hours today, skipping vacation trips, or not joining workmates eating out. It can be investing as early as now, saving up for future use, or buying an asset that you can use to live better today and source out an income in the future- like a house and lot! Buy yourself a beautiful home to live in today and earn from its value appreciation over time. It’s like hitting two birds with one stone this 2021.
Don’t let your plans for the future ruin what you can do today. You don’t have to give up one to get the other. It only needs the right investment where you can grow another source of income for your dream future while you have fun as you live your life today.
Follow all six simple practices above to make 2021 a better year for you and the people around you. May this year be full of joy, love, and growth! Cheers for better days ahead!