December is in full flow, the baileys maybe poured and mince pies are being devoured, but while Christmas is such a huge focus there is another celebration simmering away ready to explode and that is, of course, new year. Many of us like the idea of making resolutions and often they can be about losing a little weight, travelling more or taking more control of our finances.
But what if I told you you could make some changes that could actually enhance your life in 2018? A sort of resolution but with actionable consequences? I thought I would share with you four ways you could potentially enhance your life next year. I hope it inspires you to think a little differently when it comes to making those resolutions.
Taking control of our health
First of all, our health could be a real focus in 2018. But like many people, we can often take it for granted. Maybe not getting seen when symptoms arise until the very last moment. Struggling with mental health issues such as low self-esteem, anxiety or depression into the thoughts and feelings have spirally out of control. It is time to make your health a focus and things like the Online Dr App makes it easier than ever to speak to professionals and get real medical advice about the issues you could be facing. Taking control could help you to feel much better next year.
Daring yourself not to compare to others
Comparison can really take the fun out of things, and it’s now time to stop this habit for good. Do you find that you compare your achievements to others? Perhaps you compare your workload to other colleagues, their successes against yours. Dare yourself to not compare and instead focus all that energy into actually what you want to achieve and do. You could start to see a real difference in your own performance, and of course, that’s all that really matters.
Don’t deny yourself experiences
Too often we deny ourselves the chance of enjoying something or doing something because we are left to do it on our own, or simply because we feel we don’t have the time, or even whether we should be doing it at all. Even if it is something you want to do or experience. Don’t let other people stop you from doing what you want. Don’t deny yourself that treat, that experience or that way of life. Life is too short, after all.
Age is just a number, isn’t it?
Have you ever found that you stop yourself doing something because you think you are too old, too young, or just that it isn’t age appropriate to you? Why is it that age is such an issue? It’s just a number. It doesn’t mean you physically can’t do something, and as each year passes we get older. Make 2018 the year that you start doing what you want to do regardless of whether you think you are too young or too old.
I hope that this has inspired you to think about alternative ways to make those resolutions.