New Year’s Eve has always been a time for looking back to the past, and more importantly, forward to the coming year. It’s a time to reflect on the changes we want (or need) to make that will make a big difference.
It’s all about enjoying the present moment rather than thinking about the past or worrying about the future. We can’t predict what will happen tomorrow, so be present in the current moment and enjoy it!
Laughter is the best medicine and it’s so beneficial for your overall well-being and outlook on life. Make yourself chuckle everyday by sharing a joke with a colleague or watching funny video online.
Thanking the universe is something that can work wonders. It can be as simple as saying thank you for at least three things in your life at the end of the day and watch the magic happen.
Spend more time with Family & Friends
Life is short and we should focus on the people who we care about deeply and who care about us, as this is the ultimate way to stay happy.
Enjoy life to the fullest
It takes time and patience to learn how to find joy in the little things and not to let problems bring you down. It’s an important step to a happier and healthier you.
Learn something new
Learning helps us more easily and readily adapt to new situations. It inspires us to think creatively and providing examples to follow. Learning makes us more confident and deepens our character and makes us more inspiring to those around us. Make learning a part of your daily routine whether it is to learn a new language, play musical instrument or the recipe of your favourite dish.
Small changes can make a big difference and sometimes if you try and give something up all at once, it doesn’t work and the body feels deprived. Cutting back gradually can work better. For example, if you are a caffeine junkie and find yourself guzzling ten cups a day, gradually decrease your amount week by week.
Doing things for others, whether small, unplanned acts or regular volunteering, is a powerful way to boost our own happiness as well as of those around us. Giving to others helps us connect with people and meets one of our basic human needs – relatedness.
You don’t have to join the gym to start moving more. All you need is some comfortable shoes and a little will-power. Go for a 15 minute walk around the block on your lunch break, when you are at work or out shopping take the stairs. A little more movement in your day will make you feel more energetic and will improve you sleep.