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7 habits for a great start to the year

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

  1. Set realistic goals
    Don’t have a plan? Well this is the perfect time to make one. However, make sure that you’re setting out a path that you can realistically follow. If you want to open your own restaurant, what will it take to get there – plan every step and work out what comes next.
  2. Take action
    Often the only thing that separates the goal from the result is doing something about it. So many of us never write that novel, never make that phone call or never send that email – who knows what opportunities could be passing us by as a result. If you want to start 2019 positively then be proactive about meeting your goals.
  3. Be positive and be grateful
    We all have a tendency to moan sometimes and maybe every now and again it’s justified. However, doing this on a regular basis will really slow you down. Try to use positive language when you interact with people, as this can impact on your thinking processes too. At the end of every day write down three positive things that happened that day and three things you’re grateful for. No matter how hard the day you’ll always be able to find them.
  4. Give yourself
    30 minutes off every day Whether you go for a walk, meditate, exercise, read, chat with a friend, make sure that every day has 30 minutes of non-work “You” time.
  5. Get outside
    Sunlight is important for humans but many of us work such long hours that we often miss out. No matter what your schedule, make sure you see the sun for at least 20 minutes a day. You’ll feel calmer and healthier as a result.
  6. Exercise logically
    ‘More exercise’ is a very common New Year’s resolution but it’s also one of the first to be abandoned. Instead of setting ridiculous exercise goals this year, adapt the need to exercise to the schedule of your life. Give up the gym and cycle to work instead. Try YouTube yoga or get a running app to use in your lunch hour. Test out high intensity intervals – short bursts of exercise that many experts believe are more effective than long sessions and which take up much less time.
  7. Let it go
    Don’t sweat the small stuff and learn to let things go. At the end of the day wipe the slate clean and don’t carry over arguments or issues into the next day.