10 Amazing tips for a happy and positive New Year

New Year’s come, and New Year’s go, so what are you going to do to make this coming New Year any different from the last? You could make resolutions to quit smoking, get fit, or get healthy, but you could also put in place some simple things that will make the coming year a positive and a happy one. So, let’s make this year a great one, with these amazing tips that will help bring you a happy and positive New Year.

1. Change your vocabulary

The first thing you can do to make the New Year a more promising one is to stop saying words like can’t, impossible and problem. If your head is filled with negative words like that, you will never get to make the most out of the year. There is no such word as can’t, nothing is impossible, and a problem is merely a challenge. Change your mind set to a positive one and you will be amazed at how much more you can achieve.

2. Read inspirational books

Fill your reading list for the year with books that will inspire you. Read the stories of how people have faced terrible odds and survived, or tales of people who have followed their dreams. You can gain huge motivation from learning more about other people’s struggles and their determination to win.

3. Ignore the cynics

There will always be someone who wants to run down your ideas or tell what can’t be done. Just ignore these cynics and pessimists and make your own mind up. Take the decision to mix with positive, upbeat people and leave the pessimists on their own to worry about why their glass is always half empty.

4. Make your happiness your priority

It’s not surprising that some people are unhappy when so many don’t even try to make their own happiness a priority. Make this year the year that you actually start putting yourself first a bit more and doing more of the things that you enjoy. We all have commitments and responsibilities, but that shouldn’t be all that you ever worry about. Put aside some time, every week, that will be just for you.

5. Take more walks

It’s such a small thing to do, but going for walks can really make a big difference to your life. Walking is not only a good way to get a bit more exercise; it also gives you a break and allows you some time to clear your mind. Just take a short stroll on your lunch break or a short walk in the mornings. It could make all the difference to the rest of your day.

6. Get organised

Make this the year that you finally get your life organised. Clear out some of the clutter, free up more time to do positive and productive things, and start to keep to-do lists to help you prioritise your tasks. If your life is a disorganised muddle, you will spend more time firefighting, than you do getting things done. If you get organised, you will have more free time to enjoy.

7. Take control

Another thing that will sap your positivity and your happiness is letting other people dictate what you do. Don’t think of yourself as just a pawn in a game, take control and become the Queen. Choose what you want to do, who you want to be, and where you are going from here. This year could be the beginning of something great.

8. Stop complaining

Complaining achieves nothing; if you want things to change, then you have to be the one who changes them. People who complain a lot are usually moaning about things over which no one has any control, like the weather, or saying how they hate something like their job, which is something they could change themselves. All that does is it gets everyone down, including themselves.

9. Help someone else get to where they want to be

When you can share your positive and happy nature with other people, you can inspire them to achieve greater things too. Be prepared to lend a helping hand, now and then, because it will help someone else on their way and it will make you feel more fulfilled too.

10. Enjoy the journey

When you start this New Year; set out to enjoy every moment that it has to offer. Remember that every day only comes along once, so you might as well make the most of each and every one. Life is too short to spend it regretting the past, or fretting about the future. Take each day as it comes and live it to the full.

Stay happy!

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