6 New Year’s Tips That Don’t Suck

Here are some simple tips and insights to help you have a great new year:

Personality:

To believe in your own identity, it needs to be proven firstly to yourself.

It’s hard to stick to new habits because we try to achieve goals without first changing our identity.

There are steps that we can take to improve our beliefs about ourself which will lay down the foundation for change and improvement in the areas where we seek growth.

Seek habits that will stimulate change, without focusing on long-term results.

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-build-good-habits-2014-1

Goals:

When setting large goals that require a lot of motivation, there are certain qualities that are incredibly important to keep motivation sustainable. Resiliency, passion, perspective, transcendence and fearlessness are all qualities that have been helpful to some of the biggest entrepreneurs of our time.

http://www.fastcompany.com/3007098/how-maintain-motivation-when-your-goals-are-epic?utm_source=facebook

Mental Strength:

Mental strength is composed of many different ideas of what should be done to reinforce strength, but there are also ideas of what should not be done.

Notably, mentally strong people don’t believe they are owed anything by the world and don’t have expectations of what should be given to them.  They believe success is achieved, not handed down.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/cherylsnappconner/2013/11/18/mentally-strong-people-the-13-things-they-avoid/

Resolutions:

Resolutions fail because people expect immediate results and immediate change, which is unfeasible.

Specific habits, accountability and flexibility are all key in allowing for the long-term change that people desire when making resolutions.

http://gokaleo.com/2013/12/27/making-resolutions-stick-10-tips-for-new-years-success

http://www.worldlifestyle.com/health/5-ways-make-new-year-s-resolutions-stick

Mindful living:

Mindfulness helps us become aware of what is going on inside of us, focusing consciously and not just acting impulsively.

Meditation, compassion, releasing expectations, and accepting people and life as they are all contribute to mindful living.

http://www.fastcompany.com/3023459/how-to-be-a-success-at-everything/12-tools-for-more-mindful-living?utm_source=facebook

Productivity:

It’s incredibly easy to get distracted from tasks, especially with social media being prevalent.

However, there are ways to keep to the task at hand. These include to-do lists, “reducing decision fatigue”, time-blocking your day and reducing social media exposure.

http://www.fastcompany.com/3024252/11-expert-tips-to-help-you-be-more-productive-in-2014?utm_source=facebook

Food for Thought:

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.

So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do It.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.” ~Neil Gaiman

Words to Live By:

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” Mark Twain

 

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