Living Your Best Life Tips
How is your year going so far? On you on track with your goals and dreams? Or have you made the conscious choice to put them on hold for another year? Before you do that, we want to share 3 Super Simple Tips for Living Your Best Year this year.
When it comes to your health and fitness we wrote about tips to incorporate into your daily life for you to check out here https://wendybottrell.weebly.com/blog/health-fitness-tips-to-incorporate-into-your-daily-life
Over the past few weeks, I have heard a couple of people suggest the idea of starting your year in February. Maybe this will give you the idea to start new right now no matter the month. Check out this idea of starting the year in February here
Although most of the world sees a new year as a time to make massive changes in their lives, it’s the daily choices that lead to lasting change. That’s why New Year’s Resolutions are so ineffectual. This year, you can start and finish strong by making different choices each day.
Here are 3 super simple tips for making sure this is your best year ever.
1. Break It Down—whether you want to save for a dream home, start a business or get healthier, you must recognize it’s going to take time. Our desire for instant gratification can lead us to give up before we even really get started pursuing our goals. Chose the one big thing you want to have by the end of the year and then break down the steps you’ll need to take to make it happen. Then break them down even further. Come up with small tasks that you can complete daily in only 10-30 minutes. That will not only help you see the goal as a journey (so you don’t give up too soon), but it also makes the goal easier to tackle. We wrote about big changes by tiny steps for you here https://wendybottrell.weebly.com/blog/how-to-make-big-changes-by-tiny-steps
2. Track Your Time—we’re all busy. But many people use busyness as an excuse for keeping the status quo, even when they say they want to change. One simple way to find “wasted time” in your schedule is to track it. For at least three days, keep track of what you do all day long. You can use an app, spreadsheet, or a simple notepad to keep track. You’ll soon start to notice you spend more time watching TV, playing games, and checking social media than you would have thought. Once you are aware of this wasted time, chose yourself instead. Use that time to research career programs, get outdoors for a walk, learn a few new real food recipes, or spend more time with family. Whatever your goal is this year, choosing to spend your time working on it each day will make sure you end the year where you want to be.
3. Redesign Your Life—Most of us sleepwalk through life more often than we care to admit. If you want to live a happier, more fulfilling life, take stock of what makes you happy. What brings you joy and makes you feel alive? Now, redesign your life to make sure those things are a part of it. Look back at your time-tracking list (from above). What obligations and expectations can you modify or delete entirely, so you live a life full of joy and purpose. Make a conscious decision to choose to live life to the fullest every day.
You are your best advocate; if you are not moving well each day, it is easy to get burned out by all of life's demands. Taking some time each day for yourself to get outside and walk can have a profound impact on your well-being. Physical fitness and moving well begin and ends with you!
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