Do you make resolutions every new year but rarely manage to stick to them beyond the end of January? Research shows that just eight percent of people manage to stick to their resolutions, with many people abandoning their good intentions around mid-January. But, it is crucial to remember that although your previous attempts may not have been successful, you can still achieve your resolutions in the future; you just need to know how to do it. Getting your new year off to the most positive start possible is an excellent way to get on the path to success in 2022. Here are some tips to help ensure your 2022 gets off to a positive start.
Focus on Your Health
Being in good health is the foundation that enables people to go out and achieve their goals. If your health is poor, it is challenging to focus on other areas of your life and to live in the way you would like. So, making your health a priority in the new year is a great way to start the year on a positive note.
When deciding to make your health a priority, it is a good idea to begin by focusing on habits and behaviors that are damaging your wellness. Getting the proper support to overcome addictions is an excellent way to get started and break free from the control these habits have over your life. Seeking professional support is a big help, and you can do this by taking a look at Rehab List to find the treatment you need more easily.
Reduce Your Stress Levels
Feeling constantly stressed can take its toll on your well-being and impact your mood. It is hard to feel positive when you have constant stress weighing you down. Taking action to reduce the stress in your life and changing the way you respond to it is an excellent way to get your new year off to a positive start.
Stress can be beneficial in some situations, and the stress response plays a crucial role in keeping people safe in potentially dangerous circumstances. However, having your stress response triggered regularly can impact both your health and your outlook on life. Playing an active role in dealing with your own stress is a valuable way to manage it. Identifying the root causes of your stress and addressing these is beneficial. It is also useful to learn mindfulness techniques to prevent you from becoming caught up in unhelpful thinking patterns.
Nurture Your Wellbeing
Giving your well-being the attention it deserves is another excellent way to start the new year positively. Channeling your efforts on activities that nourish your body and mind rather than harm them will ensure you feel at your best as you start the new year. Focusing your attention on nurturing your physical and mental health to become as strong as possible will provide a firm foundation for a positive start to not just a new year but a brand new chapter in your life.
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Great post Melinda. Thank you for the gentle reminders! Important to remember though that we don’t have to wait until new year to focus on these things!
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Thanks Cathy. It’s hard but helpful to remember to keep that in mind every day.