After the year we’ve all had, who doesn’t need a fresh start? The beginning of a new year signifies the opportunity to let go of habits, thoughts, and things that aren’t serving us and replace them with something that will help us become a better version of ourselves. Through this process of establishing intentions, resolutions, or whatever you want to call them, we create a life that we truly love.
Here are some tips for building your better self in 2021:
Ditch What’s Holding You Back
Channel your inner Marie Kondo and remove all of the things that don’t spark joy in your life. Those magazines from last year that have taken up permanent residency on your coffee table are about to get evicted. By clearing away clutter, you can focus more on the things you actually do love instead of sorting through everything else that holds you back. This works for possessions, unhealthy habits (like checking your Instagram feed as soon as you wake up), and mindsets (like telling yourself that you’re not going to reach your goals).
Baby Steps Make Up Your Biggest Strides
Often times, our biggest goals can intimidate us into retreating back into our old ways. Break down your objectives, whether it’s getting healthy, building up your business, or getting organized, into bite-sized pieces. Small wins, such as making the phone call for work you’ve been putting off or tackling the kitchen junk drawer, are the first steps to achieving your end goal.
New Year, New Habits
If you’re looking for transformation, you need to need to make a change. Carve out some time in your day to implement a new routine. Waking up just 30 minutes earlier can give you time to do something that will make a positive impact on your day and your life. Try meditating with the Calm app, read a nonfiction book, write down positive affirmations, or anything else that you keep telling yourself you’re too busy to fit into your day.
Setting Boundaries to Break Barriers
Working hard towards your goals is awesome – but it can become all-consuming if you don’t hit pause and set some boundaries for yourself. Blocking out chunks of time on your calendar is a great way to clearly define your day. Use your preferred calendar app on your smartphone to schedule out time for both work and play. Having a predetermined start and stop time can help you limit procrastination and also keep your work from seeping into your personal time.
Use these helpful tips and tricks to enhance your life and maximize your time. And if a real estate upgrade is one of your goals for this year, contact a LIV Sotheby’s International Realty broker professional today.