The New Year is slowly nearing and, traditionally, it is time to look back on the year that is ending and recapitulate. Have we done all that we planned? Is there anything we regret doing? Or not doing? Luckily, we have a chance to fix things in the New Year, to quite the bad habits and take up new, better and healthier ones. What follows is a list of New Year’s resolutions that will change your life for the better. Try them.
1. Stop procrastinating
Procrastination is the worst of all bad habits. It stands in the way of reaching any goal and making changes in life. What is more, it is really hard to rid of once you get used to it. It is always easier to postpone unpleasant tasks or difficult decisions, even though they have to be dealt with in order to achieve what we desire. If you are prone to procrastinating, it will take a lot of effort to change this bad habit, but it has to be done.
2. Get in shape
How many times have you said to yourself that you will start exercising next week? We have all been there. It is really hard to get moving and go to the gym or go jogging, especially after months and months of inactivity. But, as soon as you make that first step, you will feel better about yourself and this feeling will give you the energy to carry on. Take all the help you can get on your way to getting and staying fit. Make sure your pre and post-workout meals are appropriate and will ensure better results. Leave no room for excuses for failing to stick to this healthy habit. Because exercising is not just about being slim. It also improves our mental skills, relieves us from stress and can help prevent diseases like early osteoporosis.
3. Start eating healthier food
With all the fast food and cheap junk food that are surrounding us, we have become a little bit spoiled. But that is not the problem. The problem is that we should start taking more care about what we eat.Healthiest food is that which we prepare at home. But with our hectic lifestyles, one simply has no time for home cooking. We can still make some less demanding changes, like gaining control of emotional eating, eating more fruits, eating little and more often, etc. Taking supplements is also an option if you’re leading a busy, stressed lifestyle. To prevent osteoporosis, don’t forget your daily intake of calcium, or use osteoporosis supplements.
4. Become more confident and take some chances
This perhaps should be on top of the list since our fears and insecurities trigger other problems and might be the reason behind our emotional eating, lack of activity and will to deal with life’s challenges. So we need to face our fears and resolve them before we try to do anything else. Confidence will come naturally. And with confidence come new opportunities. Introvert persons have difficulties meeting new people, voicing their opinions, climbing the job ladder. Overcome your shyness and whatever is preventing you from taking chances and you will have a more fulfilled and exciting life.
5. Spend more time with the people that matter
Spend less time on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and devote more time to the real people in your life, the people that care about you and whom you care about, your true friends and your family. Life is too short to be wasted on false friends.
The last and most important resolution that you should make is to stick to your New Year’s resolutions.