If we find that we’ve fallen very short of our own expectations, we need to ask ourselves why. The answer is that resolutions, no matter how well-intended are not always enough.
A few simple lifestyle strategies can actually make all the difference between a mediocre year and a stellar one. Try these strategies out this year and see for yourself how they can totally transform your outcomes.
Don’t worry, it’s not that complicated. Here’s how you can enjoy your most successful year ever.
- Focus on one priority every day
Complicated to-do lists that contain several priorities are too stressful and overwhelming. Instead, narrow down your priorities to just one a day and make sure that you get it done.
You may think that this is impossible at first because you feel that several priorities are equally important, but with practice, it will be totally possible to “prioritize your priorities” and choose the most pressing one for that day.
Once that’s out of the way, you can devote your attention to lesser or more mundane tasks. What will this do for you? Try it and watch your productivity skyrocket!
- Pay off your debts
College loans, mortgages and high-interest debts are the worst burdens you can drag behind you from year to year.
Create an effective plan whereby you start paying off debt consistently. Make it your goal to be totally debt-free, if not this year, then in the next couple of years.
Seeing that pile of debt growing smaller by the month is possibly the biggest thing that will make your year!
- Learn a New Skill
Make it your goal to learn a new skill during the year ahead so that you will have mastered it by the end of the year. It doesn’t necessarily need to be a career-related skill. A sport or a hobby works just as well. The point is to make it a priority to keep learning new things and expanding your horizons.
- Ease out of negative relationships
This is the year to take stock of the negative people who are holding you back. These are the bitter cynics, the perpetual “victims” and the constant complainers who find something wrong with everything.
Ease out of all negative relationships that are draining your energy and self-esteem. Instead, surround yourself with positive motivated people.
5.Take care of your immune system
A healthy immune system is the foundation of robust physical and mental health. Staying healthy and energetic will allow you to tackle your goals more effectively and with more focus and clarity.
Ease yourself into a healthy nutrition and exercise plan this year to keep your immune system in top form. Your goal is that by the end of the year, you will not only look and feel better, but you will have adopted some great lifelong health habits.
Naturally, these simple strategies should go hand in hand with your specific goals and aspirations for the year.
However, even the most precise goals and the best-made plans can be derailed if there are other areas in your life (such as health issues or abusive relationships) are suffering.
If that’s the case, then these five strategies really can be the only thing standing between you and your best year ever.