The start of a new year is the best time to reevaluate your goals and your life. Many people gravitate towards goals that they can't or won't meet. This year try to make changes to your life that can be easy yet sustainable. Below is a list of improvements that can help you make 2022 the best year of your life.
Don't just exist, be present and mindful
Practice staying in the present moment in all areas of your life. This means being aware of your thoughts, feelings, body sensations in any given situation. It also means concentrating on what's happening in the present, not the past or future. This can help improve your mental health.
Set boundaries and honor them
Set boundaries for yourself and the people around you. This will improve the relationship with yourself and others. However, it does take some time for the people around you to adjust to those boundaries, so be patient. But it will make you happier in the long run.
Appreciate the small wins
We get in the habit of chasing our bigger picture goals, and forget the wins along the journey. This year take time to notice the small wins that happen along the way. Appreciating the small wins will help you you stay motivated to meet your goals.
Go for what you want, don't live in fear
It takes bravery to go after what you want, and not stay stuck in fear. Going after what you want will make you feel better than sitting in fear. Leave fear in 2021.
Tell your loved ones that you love them
This is a self-explanatory tip. Life is short, and we need to tell the people who we love that we love them. Get in the habit of saying those three words to your loved ones.
Define your goals using the SMART goals technique
S- Specific: use action words
M- Measurable: find a way to evaluate your goals
A- Achievable: possible to accomplish
R- Relevant: able to improve your life in some way
T- Timely: set a specific time frame in which you want to accomplish the goal
Make goals using this method to make goals that you can actually meet.
Use some of the tools from this list to make sure that 2022 is the best year of your life.