Life has its challenges, and it’s fair to say that we all go through tough times in our lives. As the new year approaches, we begin to reflect on this year and what we might want to change going forward. To make the new year less stressful here’s some handy advice to follow. If you ever need help with stress or anxiety, there is plenty out there to help, including this website.
Create Goals That Are Meaningful To You
Don’t just want to ‘learn a new language’ because everyone else is doing it and it’s the generic resolution to stick on your list. Create goals that are meaningful to you and what you’d like to achieve out of the new year. And don’t just think about long-term, set goals that you could probably complete in a few weeks. This will kick-start your year in a positive and have you pumped for continuing this initial success.
You don’t want to set too many goals; otherwise you’ll overwhelm yourself. So instead, create a small amount of achievable ones.
Clear Out The Inbox And Do Tasks You’ve Been Avoiding
Before breaking for Christmas, it’s a good idea to clean up and declutter everything in your life, both and work at in the home. Clear out that inbox, so you (hopefully) have an empty one by the time you come back. And do those tasks you’ve been putting off for weeks or months that you’ve been meaning to get done. That way, you don’t have to go into the year, with your plate piled high before you’ve even rung in 2019.
Make Priority For Yourself
It’s important we make ourselves a priority in life, particularly when it comes to our mental health and wellbeing. If there’s something you want to do to make your new year less stressful, make time for yourself now and then. A lot of us can instinctively put others before us, but it’s just as important to put ourselves first too. Find something you love doing and when you want some ‘me time’, do the things that you love.
Reflect On The Positives…And The Negatives
A year can fly by quite quickly, but when you break it down, there’s plenty of life events that may have happened. You should take some time to reflect on what you’ve achieved. We can often put ourselves down, even when we achieve something incredible, so praise yourself. It’s also good to reflect on the negative parts of the year. Perhaps going into the new year, you can focus on avoiding those or if it was something unavoidable, embrace the heartache. Bottling up emotions is no good for yourself or anyone around you so if you’re struggling, don’t be afraid to open up to someone.
So 2019, it’s nearly here. Get excited about your future, no matter how tough this year might have been. It’s a cliche, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Life is too short for stressing out so focus on doing you and living your best life.