You Don’t Need A New Year To Become A New You
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You Don't Need A New Year To Become A New You

The power of now.

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You Don't Need A New Year To Become A New You
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Typically, the New Year is viewed as an opportunity to have a clean slate. This is your chance to finally follow through on those goals you postponed last year...or at least that's what you tell yourself now. If you really think about it, every day is a brand new opportunity to make goals for yourself. You don't need a New Year to become a new you. Here are goals you can set for yourself every day:

1. Listen more.

Easier said than done and listening has more than one meaning. Personally, I am going to strive to listen to others more when they speak and not talk over them. I will also listen to understand and not just listen to respond.

2. Make yourself a priority.

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Set aside time for yourself once a day. Check in and see where you’re at mentally and emotionally. Go to the gym, do a face mask, meditate, whatever you gotta do to make sure you’re okay, do it.

3. Adult more.

Adulting can be done in a variety of ways. It can be budgeting your money better or even just having more professional experiences or interactions.

4. Read more.

Knowledge is power. Make an effort to read and learn more. If you really don’t have the time to read, then listen to an Audible book or a Podcast.

5. Journal more.

Write down your thoughts and feelings. Address them to find a root cause to a situation. Gain a new perspective or even get inspired.

6. Be more positive.

It can be as little as sharing positive quotes, thinking positive thoughts, or just having a positive outlook to a rough situation.

7. Keep in touch with friends more.

Of course, life gets in the way sometimes and we don’t always get to talk to our friends as much as we’d like. Arrange more time for them. Reach out to them at least once a week and check in. I met with my pals this past week for dinner and we enjoyed each other’s company so much that we were there for four hours! Little get togethers make you realize how much you truly miss them.

8. Be more adventurous.

Nothing like some spontaneity to shake things up! Try new food places, new products, trends, and more.

9. Cook with your significant other more.

I don’t know about you, but I suck at cooking. I can fend for myself but that’s about it. Cook or bake more with your significant other because it’s a great chance to bond and learn more about expanding your culinary skills.

10. Spend more time with family.

Plan some time to get together for a meal, do an event together, or even just give them a call.

There are only 24 hours in a day so achieving all of these goals daily may be a challenge, but if you just make a conscious effort to at least do one of these goals a day, then that's surely a change in behavior and habit.

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