It’s a brand-new year and the possibilities are endless. The perfect opportunity to put pen to paper and note down any New Year’s resolutions which will make the next twelve months better than the last.
However, while the arrival of a new decade may be positive for some, it can be infinitely challenging for others.
Whichever scenario describes your 2019, here’s a little positivity to begin 2020 which could, quite possibly, be your best year yet!
Perfection is a myth
There’s no denying that each year presents plenty of reason to celebrate. But, with success comes moments of difficulty, feelings of failure and, perhaps, some memories that we’d really rather forget.
No matter what social media tells us, the ‘perfect’ life rarely exists. There are some moments that are undeniably sad, and it’s these times that can have us questioning what we did wrong?
In the most part, a happy life is merely a matter of perspective. Take the time to cherish the positives and celebrate achievements, however small. Only with the right mindset will positivity be able to prevail.
Don’t be a stranger
Following a period which is traditionally spent surrounded by friends and family, a New Year can be an extremely lonely time for some.
Family fallouts are all too common and, I’m sure, a regret that weighs heavily on people’s hearts. It’s never too late to try and bury the hatchet.
If friends and family are not around, take a positive step to meet others. There are many groups, coffee mornings or sports clubs which can be a fantastic way to establish friendships.
Understand your value
Some people are simply more considerate than others. It’s a hard fact that can be difficult to accept and a source of much upset.
However, moving on from situations that are detrimental to your happiness is important. After all, many of us have come to realise that life really is too short.
Give a little kindness
Kindness costs nothing, so give it freely – not only to others, but also to yourself.
It’s amazing what impact a thoughtful comment, offer of support or small gesture can have on someone else’s life.
New Year, new you
In this time of endless opportunity, relish the chance to be the author of your latest chapter in the whirlwind that is life. Setting realistic expectations while also challenging yourself will give you balance. There is no point in creating an unachievable list of tasks from the get-go.
Split your hopes and dreams into sub-categories and spend a little time each month pushing yourself closer to where you want to be. Taking steps forward is more positive than standing still.
For a few more tips on making 2020 a year of progress, read Open Communications PR Account Executive, Nick Hill’s latest blog here.