New year, new me season is around the corner.
So, raise your hand if you’re going to get in shape this year. Okay… Now raise your hand if you said that last year too.
You should probably keep reading.
I’d like us all to vow, to not be those A-holes, who wait until January 1st to begin the practices that will maybe last a month.
Let’s be real
You don’t need a new year and a new list of resolutions(or same list) to make changes in your life. What you need is to be honest and realistic with yourself. And stop waiting till the “New Year” to start making changes. DO IT NOW.
It’s always better to be ahead of the curve than behind it.
Here are five things you can start doing now to make sure 2020 starts off on the right foot.
#1 Cut the Dead Ends
I’m talking hair and people honestly. Call up your hairdresser, schedule that appointment and enjoy your free therapy session with a glass of champagne. Not only are you starting the New Year off with some healthy locks, but the two of you can discuss the dead ends you are about to cut out of your life.
I really hope everyone does this. If not the hair cut, then the honest assessment of who in your life actually brings value and happiness. Remove anyone who talks down to you or that reeks of negativity. The last thing you need is someone keeping you from your goals, because they are bitter about something that doesn’t relate to you.
Cut out everyone who wants to see you fail, and keep only the most genuine circle of people, that are committed to helping and watching you grow.
When you start living life for you and stop responding and giving toxic people the time of the day, you will start to see so many positive changes in your life. Don’t bother giving people an explanation. They will figure it out.
#2 Make a Vision Board
Some of you might think this is lame, but there is a lot of power in visualization. On my vision board, I have a few places I want to travel. #Thailand2020. Goals I want to accomplish. Hiking spots I want to cross off off my bucket list. How much money I want to save. There are some inspirational sayings that remind me to keep growing and improving myself every day. I may have added a trust circle that has all my dead ends planted firmly on the outside, as a healthy reminder to keep toxic people out of my life.
Regardless of what you put on there it is good to visualize your goals. So, that you are reminded to work towards them every day. Once you finish your vision board, be sure to put it somewhere visible. Whether that is in your bedroom, your office, or as your screensaver.
#3 Make Peace With Everything in 2019
I don’t know about you, but 2019 was a doozy for me. The best thing to do going forward is to stop carrying the past with you. Be present. Let go. Stop carrying the weight of the previous year with you. You are here, you are alive, and you are loved.
Yes you are loved, even if it’s only by your cats. They still count. Meow.
In order to make the best of the year to come, you have to enter it with a clear and open mindset.
In other words. Stop letting everything that bothers you dictate your life.
Enter as you are in all of your glory, make peace with who you are now, and set your eyes on the person you want to grow to be.
#4 Empty Your Forking Fridge
Yes. Go home tonight and empty your fridge. Please. Clean it too while you are at it. Go through all the expired condiments and deep dark freezer contents, because cleaning your fridge is going to be like saying goodbye to years of bad decisions. You are going to feel beyond accomplished by doing this and it will motivate you to start throwing out junk left and right.
One of the first things I do, when I enter someones house, is walk into their kitchen and open their fridge. Probably because I am always hungry, but that fridge makes or breaks my experience.
You can tell a lot about someone by the contents of their fridge.
I swear if you look into my fridge it is like you are staring into my soul. I am the person, who buys healthy food, and eats healthy for maybe a few days. Only to return to my fridge a week later and throw it all out. Bright side, my fridge is almost always clean. Downside I am extremely wasteful.
#5 Stop Making Excuses
No. Seriously. This you can and should start today.
I say this because everyone is going to go to the gym January 1st, and then as the month goes on everyone is going to slowly, but surely start making excuses not to go. So, stop making excuses today and go do whatever it is you keep saying you are going to start January 1st.
I know it’s tempting to do whatever is easier after a long day of work, but it’s hard to succeed in life if you are making excuses daily. Even the smallest excuses add up.
If you break a promise to yourself, then how do you keep promises to anyone else??
It’s time to get the ball rolling. Figure out what you want now and then go do it. You don’t have to use 2020 as an excuse to start either. Just get it done!
YOU GOT THIS!