Many of us use the new year as a time to recommit to healthy habits. For some, that may mean jump-starting an exercise regimen or eating well. For others, it may mean a commitment to spending more quality time with family and friends. No matter what it is you want to do or change, it is not easy to commit to once you hit the two week mark.
Although it may be hard to make a commitment, there are many ways to get the results you want.
Focus on what you really want. Don’t create countless goals that are unattainable to reach. Rather, pick the few or one you really want. If you put your mind to something specific and certain, it is achievable.
Lose other people’s opinions. Keep perspective. Another person’s opinion is often based not on your beliefs and behavior but on theirs. What’s good for them may be terrible for you, or vice versa. Be who you want to be from your own perspective. Nobody else is
living your life. They might have opinions or ideas, but the only person who knows what is best for you is you. That means you need to learn about yourself through your own mistakes and failures. People’s opinions often change. It’s impossible to live up to everyone’s expectations, so don’t burn yourself out trying to do so. Opinions are always changing. Never allow the opinions of others to get too deep because people can change at any given moment.
Increase productivity. Staying productive at school or at home can be a challenge. There are only so many hours in the day, so making the most of your time is critical. Track and limit how much time you’re spending on tasks, take regular breaks, and set self-imposed deadlines. Productivity can be improved continuously.
Starting off a new year does not always have to be so complicated and hectic. Keep a positive and motivated mind, and any goal is achievable.