So many of us set resolutions at the start of every new year, each time determined that this is the one where we’ll make all the changes we’ve been wanting to make for a long time. Each year, many of us fail miserably and end up feeling worse than we ever did before. For 2015, why not start smaller? Make a few changes to help yourself feel better overall, and the rest should follow naturally!
Look After Your Body
Instead of focusing on losing weight, dropping a dress size and so on, what not just focus on getting to a point where you’re happy and comfortable with yourself this year? Sometimes all it takes is making time to treat it right! Getting in a bit of exercise, eating whatever you want (but in moderation) and generally listening to your body and its need to rest might be all it takes. When you’re feeling run down, massages can really help. According to this article, they can have many health benefits – so why not vow to treat yourself every so often this year?!
Focus On Your Mental Health
Going into the New Year, do you really want your mind to suffer? So many of us neglect stress and other symptoms which are telling us that things just really aren’t okay. There are some basic first steps to ensuring that you’re looking after yourself in this area. First of all, make sure you’re not burning yourself out. Secondly, consider getting rid of negative drains on your life. Thirdly – focus on your dreams, your goals, and your aspirations. If this includes your professional development, then so be it – but remember to get that work/life balance. All employees can now apply for flexible working, so if this would suit you, maybe it’s time for a chat.
Make The World A Better Place
It might be a bit cheesy, but we could all do with being a little kinder to our fellow human beings. Even if you already do a lot for others, there are loads of ways you can pledge to do just a little more this year. Why not look at the Random Acts Of Kindness site, or perhaps your local Volunteer Opportunities site for more ways to make a difference? It’s not shameful to say that it’ll probably make you feel better, too!