2019 is already here. This is the usual time for new year resolutions to kick in, and some of us are already going through the idea of failure before we even begin. The difference between thinking positively and aiming for the win is that the former puts our expectations in the right place and still gives us the energy to move forward when things go south. So, instead of concentrating on the resolutions themselves, you might want to pay more attention to yourself.
Getting to the end goal isn’t just about the results, but also the process. At our LA limo service, our chauffeurs are constantly reminded that top-notch service doesn’t just magically appear; it’s a lot to do with having the right attitude and mindset from the beginning. If you’re wondering how this can apply to your new year resolutions, you’re already on the right track. We’d love to inspire you before you officially start 2019, so just continue reading to find out how you can do things more “positively” in the new year:
1. Be Thankful
Count your blessings daily, and you’ll soon see that there’s so much in life to be thankful for. Of course, for a start, just stating down one thing you’re thankful for daily is good enough to start the ball rolling. Not only will this help you to reflect back on your life in a positive way, it also serves as a good reminder that the situations we often face in life might not be as bleak and dark as we first thought it to be.
2. Follow the One-a-Day Principle
It isn’t your responsibility to make everyone happy every day, and it shouldn’t be. We’re all asked and encouraged to do good and put others first, but when you’re constantly doing that, you’ll also end up neglecting yourself. So, instead of spreading yourself thin this year, why not focus your attentions on just one person a day? You’ll still get to make someone’s day better, and the best benefit to doing it one step at a time is that you don’t have to experience the negative effects of a burnout.
3. Spend Time with Loved Ones
Family doesn’t just mean your literal one, it also encompasses the people in your life whom you enjoy spending time and connecting with. Oftentimes, we get caught up in work and other responsibilities to the point where we neglect those around us. This year, why not schedule a fixed amount of time to spend with your loved ones? Bonding with others doesn’t just allow us to catch up with one another, it’s also a great way to wind down and boost our well-being.
4. Learn to Slow Down
Staying busy is a lot easier than slowing down and taking stock because the latter does require a substantial amount of reflection and thought. However, there really is no point in speeding your way through life only to realize you’ve been heading in the wrong direction. If you want to get to your end destination without wasting time, it’s really time to start right instead of starting fast.
5. Say “Yes” Instead of “No”
By this, we don’t mean becoming a doormat for everyone’s request and wishes this new year. To increase your possibilities and options, it might do you good to actually say “yes” to people instead of “no”. In other words, don’t just stay passive, but actively seek opportunities instead. Through connecting and sharing with others, our world will definitely grow larger, and with that, the words “endless possibilities” might just come true.
Also published on Medium.