With the start of the new year its time to pack away that Christmas tree and get back to our normal, daily routines. Switching from the holiday season to the stress of the new year can be difficult for even the best of us and sometimes we can develop anxiety about the challenges ahead. Fortunately starting your new year doesn’t have to be a stressful transition. With these simple tricks, you can start a new year on a positive note that will help you have a successful year.
Treat yourself to a makeover
A new year deserves a new look so why not switch up your look. It doesn’t have to involve big expensive shopping trips, instead focus on the little things. Try wearing your hair differently, experiment with a new perfume or start wearing different color clothing. For the men, you can try growing a beard or going clean-shaven. Just focus on something small that can help you with your fresh start.
Set yourself a list of goals
Sit down and think about the things you want to achieve by the end of the year. Don’t make these goals to extreme and difficult to achieve, because then you are more likely to fail. Keeping it simple and honest, and think about what you really want for yourself. Then outline the steps you will need to achieve in order to reach each new goal.
Plan something special just for you
Set aside just one day a month where you will do something just for yourself. It can be a day at the beach or a massage or anything that you like to do. The point is that you are making time to spoil yourself and also making some time where you are alone with yourself.
For instance, you can promise that for one afternoon at the end of each month you will go to a movie by yourself, or that the last Saturday of each month you will go for a walk to your favorite spot. Plan it in your calendar and make sure to keep this special ‘you’ appointment.