I love the New Year. It’s a time for a fresh start, a time to set new intentions for what you want for the year. A lot of the time people make resolutions that they end up not sticking with after a couple months. If you find this to be check out How to Crush your New Year’s Goals.
This year instead of making resolutions or goals, I am thinking of ways to promote an overall positive change in my life and have created a list so you can too. Here are 7 ways to promote positive changes in your life this New Year.
Set goals for yourself that YOU want to achieve. Don’t worry about what other people want for themselves, focus on what it is you want to achieve this New Year. Most importantly write them down. The only way that you will promote any positive changes in your life is to have your goals laid out in black and white right in front of you.
Reconnect with others
Make more time to reconnect with others in your life. Life gets busy and kids can hinder personal time but it is so important to make that time to reconnect with others in your life. Your family members, old friends, new friends, whoever. Just get out and have some people in your corner to help create a positive change.
And start paying down debts. Not only will this make you feel better but it was also allow you more freedom to have money to do what you want with it.
De-clutter your life
Go through e-mails, stacked up mail, stuff around the house and purge. This is one thing that I am working on slowly. The more clutter that I have around me, the more overwhelmed I feel.
Let go of the past
Letting go of the past is a huge way to promote positive change in the New Year. Stop holding onto whatever or whoever has wronged you, anger towards others or feuds with others. Let it go and I can promise you that you will feel 100 times better.
Eliminate toxic people
Cut people out of your life that are toxic and unhealthy for your overall mind and spirit. That may mean cutting friends loose who are unkind, don’t encourage or support you or are continuously blowing you off. Let go of the ones who are unkind or constantly complaining about every little thing in their lives. These people aren’t your people and won’t be in your corner, lifting you up when you need them.
Self Care is the Best Care
I hate the term self care. However, I feel that in order to promote positive change in your life you need to take care of yourself. You need to take time to do what you love whether it be read a book, take a yoga class, grab a drink with a friend or even take a nap in order to take on the rest.
So tell me what ways your making positive changes in your life this New Year in the comments below!
A Chronic Voice says
Great reminder for any new year! So important to take care of yourself in all aspects of mind, body and health. Happy New Year to you!
Happy New Year to you as well!!
Love this post!!! self care is so important I try and workout everyday and keep my self first when i can.
It is so important to put yourself first sometimes. Good luck with your goals this New Year!
Thanks for sharing these amazing points with us. I am working on many of them but my top priority next year is self care. And trust me I am working hard on it
That is a great priority to have! Good luck with it.
Rose Ann Sales says
Self care, oh i always love looking forward to that goal. Eliminating toxic people sounds nice but sometimes it can’t be done.
So true, sometimes you can’t rid yourself of toxic people but at times you can at least minimize the amount of influence they have over your life. Have a wonderful New year!
Jackline A says
Great post for the upcoming new year. I really need to de-clutter and get more organized myself.
Good luck with that! I hope you have a wonderful New Year!
We all should take care of ourselfs more . These are some great tips, thanks!
Yes we do!
I started de-cluttering before Christmas and it makes me feel so much calmer!
I really need to be better about decluttering because I know that it makes me feel better when things aren’t a mess.
Self care is very important. Thanks for the positive post at the New year’s Eve.
We need to keep it with us.
So important. Hope you have a wonderful New Year!
All these are positive vibes to keep for this incoming year. Thank you for sharing.
Anytime! I want to stay positive this upcoming New Year
Bindu Thomas says
Great list. Self-care is something that I personally need to prioritize. Happy New Year!
Happy New Year to you as well!!
Self care is one of my main concerns. Thanks such a wonderful post
You are so welcome! Have a wonderful New YEar