You can use any day in the year to represent the start of a new year. So why not make today the day to commit to focusing on self-improvement and personal growth.
For the next 12 months make it your goal to be committed to becoming a better version of yourself. Adopt new habits. And make positive changes in your life. I’m here to help you along the way.
I’m writing this article because I’m bestselling personal development author and research geek on behavioral change (with 2 million books and course sold). I’ve spent countless hours studying the psychology and neuroscience behind habit formation and the power of small tweaks to create big changes.
That’s why I created the Tweak a Week Online Course – to help people make small, positive changes in their habits that lead to big results.
With this in mind read on for some ideas to shift into a better you!
Get ready to believe the following deeply: “I’m going to be a better person this year!”
The first step towards achieving financial stability is by managing your finances properly. This includes creating a budget, tracking your expenses, and setting financial goals. It’s essential to prioritize your expenses, pay off debts, and build an emergency fund.
By managing your finances properly, you can even pay your credit card bills and other debts like short term loans, alternative to payday loans, etc., early and save on interest as these debts usually come with a high interest rate and by paying early you can save on interest.
However, unexpected expenses can arise, and that’s where if you are low on savings or emergency funds then you can ask your friends or family members for help.
Maintaining good physical and mental health is crucial for overall well-being. This year, you’re committed to focusing on your health by adopting healthy habits such as eating a balanced diet, getting regular exercise, and getting enough sleep.
However, investing in health can be expensive. That’s why it’s important to consider alternative options such as community fitness classes, outdoor activities, or using online resources for home workouts.
By managing your finances efficiently and seeking alternative options, you can prioritize your health without breaking the bank.
Learning a new skill or hobby can be a challenging yet fulfilling experience. This year, you’ve decided that it’s time to expand your horizons and try something completely outside of your comfort zone. It’s easy to get comfortable with our daily routines and fall into a pattern of complacency.
However, by actively seeking out new opportunities to learn, you can push yourselves to grow and develop in exciting ways. Whether it’s taking up a new language, learning to play an instrument, or exploring a new sport, the possibilities are endless.
Volunteering and giving back to the community are one of the most rewarding ways you can better yourself this year. Not only does it allow you to assist those in need and improve the community as a whole, but it can also help you gain a sense of purpose and fulfillment.
Whether you choose to volunteer at a local food bank or participate in a beach clean-up, every act of kindness helps to make a difference.
Not to mention, volunteering can be a great way to expand your skillset, meet new people, and potentially even open up new career opportunities.
So why not make it a goal to give back in some way this year? Who knows, it may end up being one of the best decisions you ever make!
In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to get caught up in the chaos and forget to appreciate the little things in life. That’s why one of your goals this year should be to practice gratitude and mindfulness.
By taking the time to focus on the present moment and acknowledge the good things in your life, you can hope to become a better, more content person overall.
Whether it’s taking a few minutes each day to write down what you’re thankful for or simply pausing to appreciate a beautiful sunset, you should make gratitude and mindfulness a regular part of your routine.
After all, as they say, the more grateful you are, the happier you become.
One of the most fulfilling aspects of life is having meaningful relationships with others. This year, instead of focusing solely on personal goals, make it a priority to cultivate connections with those around you.
This can involve spending more time with family, joining a new club or group to expand your social network, or simply reaching out to old friends you may have lost touch with.
Meaningful relationships can provide a sense of belonging, support, and happiness that can greatly enhance your overall well-being.
By putting effort into building and maintaining these connections, you’ll not only be a better person for yourself, but for those you care about as well.
Reducing your carbon footprint can help protect the environment and promote sustainability. However, eco-friendly products and practices can be costly. That’s where alternative options such as DIY projects, using public transportation, or upcycling can help you reduce your carbon footprint without breaking the bank.
This year, set yourself up for success by taking on new challenges and focusing on things that bring you joy. From learning a new skill or hobby to reducing your carbon footprint and cultivating meaningful relationships, there’s no limit to the ways you can better yourself this year. So why not get started today? You won’t regret it!
If you’re struggling to get started with making small need changes, consider enrolling in my online program Tweak A Week. This course is designed to make it fun and easy to add in new small tweaks to your habits each week.