How to make 2020 the best year yet

Christmas is well and truly over and the January blues are well and truly here…

but don’t let that stop you!

It’s the start of a whole new decade which means there are so many more goals and aspirations that we all want to achieve, but it can seem tough when January is so glum. The January blues are real for everyone, it’s hard to get motivated at such a miserable time of the year. Here are some tips that will truly get you started for 2020 and help you feel positive about the year ahead.

Clean your space, clear your mind

If you want to be organised and productive this year then it’s important that your surroundings are clean and tidy. A cluttered room will clutter your mind, so get your bedroom nice and tidy and have a clear out of any unwanted items. Go through all your clothes and be ruthless; bag it all up and take them to the charity shop. Organise your room so that you know where everything is, once you have done this you will already feel 100 times better about yourself, I promise you.

Set your goals high and don’t stop till you get there

Think to yourself what you want to achieve this year and write them down in a notepad so that you know exactly what your goals are for 2020. It’s important that you know what you would like to achieve so that you can work out how you are going to get there. Write a list of your goals that you want to manifest this year and put it in a place that you look at all the time, like on your fridge or mirror, so that you can keep your goals in sight.

Health is wealth

FAD diets should be a thing of the past and be left in the 2010’s. If you have a goal for your body this year, do it in a healthy and realistic way. Even if you’re not looking to lose weight, eating healthily and keeping active is good for anyone because it makes you feel better inside and gives you more energy. It’s all about having the right balanced diet and keeping hydrated; water is your best friend.

Smoked salmon and scrambled egg on a bagel, an easy and delicious breakfast/lunch

Spend less and save more

Being better with money is a goal for most people year in and year out. It’s hard to motivate yourself and work more hours when you just want to stay in bed and watch films. It’s important to think smaller when you’re setting your saving goals because big amounts can seem daunting. If you need to pay off a debt for example, break those numbers down into monthly/weekly targets so it is more manageable. Don’t make the mistake of never doing things because you want to save money otherwise you’ll just be miserable; give yourself budgets and be fair on yourself.

Read more books and put your phone down!

As helpful and amazing social media can be, it can also be toxic to our self esteems and set fake expectations. I know it can be addictive, but try and stop yourself from going on your phone as much this year. Instead, get yourself a book and read as much as you can. The more you read the more you will know and learn, so each morning try and spend 20 minutes reading a book that you like – not Instagram.

Work hard play hard

Finally, plan anything exciting that you want to do this year. Whether it’s a holiday, festival or your birthday plans, make sure you find the time to enjoy yourself. It’s important to find the right balance of working hard and also treating ourselves, otherwise you’ll have a work overload and the stress will take over. Also, booking something fun will give you something to look forward to and work for. Find time to see your friends, family, partner etc and make the most out of your year!

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