Be mindful about what you tell yourself. Acknowledge your strengths and weaknesses. This will enable you to tap into your inner strength and empower you to become greater than you could ever imagine.
Staying focused on your life goals for 2020 is crucial but without meaningful relationships anything you achieve will feel hollow. Remember that your objective is to create a better and more fulfilling life for yourself. And that can never happen without caring relationships with your family, friends and even coworkers. Let this new year be a wake-up call for you to reconnect with people you have unwillingly moved away from and rebuild relationships that give your life meaning. This means spending more time with your family, making time for your romantic partner despite deadlines at work, catching up with old friends and reaching out and checking in with your coworkers and business partners. This is the perfect time to nourish and nurture relationships that will not only keep you motivated and grounded, but also provide you the emotional and moral support you need.
7. Don’t be afraid of criticism
“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.”
– Winston Churchill
It takes a lot of strength to let yourself be criticized and judged by others. We take a great deal of effort to avoid judgment as it affects us on a profoundly personal level. Yet, no matter how hard you try people will judge you. Restraining yourself or keeping your options limited doesn’t protect you from judgment. It only limits your options for living a happier life. When you are unafraid to be judged and criticised, you can live more boldly and confidently without any restrictions.
8. Do what makes you happy
Having fun is crucial to living a better and happier life. Unless you learn to enjoy your life, anything you do will seem meaningless and exhausting. Routined mundane life can drain your energy and leave you feeling the walking dead. Living joyfully not only helps in developing a positive mindset but also gives you the energy to face adversity and overcome obstacles. Ask yourself what can you do in 2020 to enjoy your life more? It doesn’t have to be something grand or expensive. It can be something as simple as playing with your dog more often or something exciting like taking a solo trip. It depends on your definition of fun.
9. Stay committed to your goals
“Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dream closer.” – Marcia Wieder
Living intentionally is one of the best and most effective ways to achieve your goals in 2020. The fact that you are reading this right now instead of looking at a meme on Facebook means that you are already on the right track. Every decision you take at this moment will help you create a better future. So be careful about making what choices you make and how it impacts your future.
10. Create a better life
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw
If you want to live a better, happier and more satisfying life in 2020, then you need to take charge and create the life you want. Instead of procrastinating or relying on luck and miracles or expecting someone else to fix your life, step up and level up. It’s your sole responsibility to make your life better. You owe it to yourself. The circumstances will never be perfect. There will always be obstacles in your way. There will always be more than one solid reason to not do it. You will always feel tired. You will never have enough time. BUT you need to step up and start creating the life you want. You have to rise above all your excuses and legitimate reasons and get it done. And once you start creating, you will never stop.