It’s the time of the year to reflect on 2017. A time when we think about all the things we wished we did differently, and a time when we think about the things we want to change in 2018. New year’s resolutions aren’t always the easiest to stick to, let’s be honest. But we start the year so determined to stick to them, why does it so often go wrong? Well, the truth of the matter is this: we have no patience to do so. Take exercise for example. The gym at the start of the year is full of people with the right intentions, with the resolution to get fitter, get leaner, or just get healthier. By the end of January, the gym is back to being full of the regulars. So, when finding something you want to change about yourself, make sure you’re actually going to change it. If you’re struggling for some inspiration, there’s some here for you.
A job is something you just need to have if you want to get by in life. There’s literally no escaping the daily grind of the 9-5, or whatever hours it is that you may do. But it is this work that grinds people down to the point of hating to wake up every morning. So why do we stay in jobs we hate? The fact of the matter is we stay because of money and security. Money is everything to us, we can’t get by without it. And sometimes we feel as though we’re safe and secure in the job we have. If we leave, we may not find another job etc. But this isn’t the case. There’s plenty of other jobs out there for you if you hate your own. There’s no point wasting another year somewhere where you’re just not happy. Retrain, go back to school, do whatever it is you need to do to get your dream job. Or at least one you’re half happy in. Life is definitely too short to be stuck somewhere you hate.
Health is a big thing that people really aspire to change about themselves, especially at this time of year. Our health should always be at the forefront of your minds, but unfortunately this isn’t usually the case. But some people are stepping up to the mark and doing something about it. The first thing you can do is sort out any personal health issues. One of the most common, which many adults ignore for fear of being seen as old, is hearing problems. But the longer you leave them, the worse they’re going to get. All you need to do is find an audiologist and get your issue seen to. It might just be the case that you have a minor issue that is easily solvable. It might be the case you need a hearing aid. Whatever it is, just make sure you get it sorted out. Another thing to try and change with your health is your diet. It’s one that a lot of people try and change at this time of year. Modifying your diet really isn’t that hard. You don’t necessarily have to drop calories. You just need to change what you’re putting in your body. Swap the processed, salty, sugary foods for healthy fruit and veg and lean meats!
Lots of people lead different lifestyles. But some of them just aren’t healthy. When you work so much, however, it can seem hard to get the right lifestyle balance. So, try and make sure you’re doing enough work, rest, and play. A lot of people lead unhealthy lives due to overworking themselves and not leaving enough time for personal activities, such as seeing friends or family. This could be due to money or work-related pressures. Others spend too much time with friends, drinking and spending money, and not enough time on their own, saving. Savings are so important as we get older but it’s easy to forget that. Have a look at your own lifestyle and see what it is you might be able to change.
There are just a few things you might want to change about yourself. There are plenty more options if you take the time to see what might need changing, and perhaps not be in denial about them!