2021 has arrived and with it comes the promise of a fresh start. This is a particularly hopeful feeling considering the uncertainty that we’ve witnessed during the year gone by. With life slowly crawling back to normal, now it’s not only about keeping yourself fit physically but also having positivity in the mind space too. To give you a headstart going in the right direction, There are several things you can do to start the new year with a generous dose of positivity.
We’ve known all along the role fitness plays in providing a solid foundation for developing a positive frame of mind. The worldwide health scare has raised the level of that importance to a whole new level.
Start the new year with a resolution to cut those flabs and eat healthy. If you’re not already on a fitness routine, start small with basic exercises or a short run around the block. If you’d rather be indoors, it’s the best time to take the treadmill cover off and dedicate at least an hour each day to fitness. Or, for a more varied approach, use an app for home training programmes.
Are you the kind of person who thinks even 24 hours in a day aren’t enough to do things? If that’s the case you’re ready for some productivity enhancing measures. Start by getting a day planner or a journal and writing down the ‘Things To Do’ in a clear and concise manner.
Once you have that, add in a section of at least fifteen minutes a day to meditate and get your thoughts in order before you start your daily grind. Candles, some mood lighting, and even an app for guided meditation can ease you into the day. With clear thinking, you will soon realize you can accomplish more tasks and also have time to do things you enjoy.
If positivity is what you’re after, there’s one thing that you’ll have to do as a must: declutter. With unused articles scattered around you, negativity can creep in without you even noticing. A handy storage bag is all you need to get rid of the clutter.
Start by sorting things that you can donate and the ones that you might use at a later date. Another good way to declutter is by going minimalistic. This is taking things to a substantial level. In it, you will only have things that you absolutely need for your daily functioning; everything else goes. You can also paint your work area in a new shade that is bright and a greater reflector of light. This gives an illusion of space and helps your mind be at ease when you’re working from home.
Financial stability gives a fillip to a positive mindset. While this fact might be well known, it’s hardly easy to get a solid footing financially when prices are going through the roof. So start this new year with a sound financial plan. While you might be tempted to take help from a consultant, it’s always better to calculate things on your own first. This way, even if you decide to hire a consultant you will have the information you need to give yourself better control over your expenditures. This way you will both have a clear picture of your spending pattern and you’ll know when to hold back on that impulse shopping spree.
Have you had the feeling of floating aimlessly through the rigamaroles of life? You’re probably feeling this way because you haven’t set any goals yet. So get to it and establish challenges for yourself that you’d like to achieve within the year, month, or week.
This acts as the light at the end of the tunnel that gives you the impetus to push harder when the times are tough. Start by setting goals like quitting junk food, connecting with a long lost friend, or getting out of your comfort zone. When you reach your goal that sense of achievement will move you forward in the right direction and positivity will be all around you.
You can also start planning for those warmer months to give yourself the feeling of wide open spaces and outdoor fun. Get a new grill cover with your favourite club logo, or start planning for the backyard you’ve always wanted. Nothing perks us up like planning for fun in the sun!
There are many things you can start doing this year to give yourself a positive mindframe in a matter of weeks – these are just a few examples. But by all means, don’t limit yourself to just these. There are endless possibilities that can help you start the new year with a positive vibe that you can spread within your circle of friends and family.