A Cause To Celebrate
Another year has passed, which means that you've succeeded at living, at learning, and growing. People have a tendency of reminding themselves of everything that they did wrong or didn't do at all throughout the year. For one reason or another, they completely ignore all of the outrageously awesome things that they DID do! We learn and grow every single day, so it's time to sit down and write down all of the things that you were able to accomplish this past year. Once you're done, write down all of the things that you need to continue to work towards. This way, you're prepared to go into the new year with the closure of the past and determination for the upcoming year.
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All Or Nothing
A lot of people think that the best way to achieve their goals is by putting everything they have into it. A lot of these people feel that they're not succeeding unless they're totally consumed by making changes to every aspect of their lives. Taking on the responsibility of making several drastic changes to your lifestyle at the same time is overwhelming, and for some people, impossible. Instead of making resolutions for the new year, which tends to put a lot of pressure on a person to succeed, write down a list of your intentions for the new year. This list can include anything from wanting to be healthier, to traveling more or even trying new foods. Making small, positive changes over time isn't as overwhelming, and it also makes it much easier to accomplish your long-term goals.
If you're not sure what kind of intentions you should set for 2019, check out the next tip for a great starting point.
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Time To Focus
Figuring out your goals and writing down your intentions for the new year is one of the most helpful things you can do for yourself. Think about what you'd like to achieve in 2019, whether it be expanding your business, having a baby, or finally moving out on your own. Knowing what you want for the next year will make it much easier for you to succeed at getting it. So, what do you want to do in 2019? Write it down now and set your intentions!
Setting goals and making clear intentions is an important part of succeeding in the new year, but you have to make sure that you keep this next tip in mind, as well.
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This Isn't A Fiction Novel
As much as you'd like to get accepted into a school of magic, you have to remember to be realistic with your goals before you end up taking that magic train to the middle of Nowhere. For example, if you want to plan a trip around the world, but you don't know how you'd ever even begin to pay for it, you might want to start thinking a little more realistically. Instead of starting with such a large goal, you could begin with something small, such as finding ways to save money for the trip. If your goals are unattainable, there's a good chance that you'll be disappointed with yourself for not succeeding without even realizing that you were setting yourself up for failure from the very beginning.
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Your Own Worst Enemy
A lot of us tend to make our lives way harder than they need to be, so it's important to slow down and try to figure out how to make your life a little bit easier. There are life hacks for almost every situation and you should do everything you can to use them as often as possible. Life comes with enough chaos and struggle, so why add more obstacles to the journey? For example, instead of writing checks for every single bill that you have, switch to automatic payments. The fewer things you have to remember to do, the more time you have to care for yourself the way that you're supposed to.
Which brings us to our next tip…
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