We have made wrong choices and procrastinated on many opportunities. Now that a new year is here, you should learn how to make choices that you never want to regret. You want to look back on the 31st of December, 2018 with a sense of self-pride, accomplishment, and happiness. See some choices to make an you won’t regret making in this new year.
- Share a meal
Be it a friend or a homeless child, share your food with them. Sharing a meal with a friend or a parent is an excellent way to build a strong bond, create warm memories and strengthen a relationship. Sharing some food with homeless people or animals is one of the best ways to make the world a better place and to make someone’s day. The world is full of greedy people, so don’t be one of them.
- Start a gratitude journal
The importance of gratitude is immense. It’s universally known that grateful people live happier and longer lives. In 2018, start a gratitude journal. You won’t regret it. Recognize your life as a gift and stay grateful for those little things you have. Appreciate your life, keep a gratitude journal and don’t regret about it.
- Be more present
Choose to be more present in 2018. Take frequent breaks from your smartphone and laptop. Live in the present. Enjoy the beauty around you, not the screen of your phone. Checking your feed every 5 minutes won’t make you happy. Plus, you won’t remember what you saw online in 10 years, which means you will have nothing to share with others. No awesome memories, nothing at all.
- Give encouragement to others
We can’t escape the difficult times. We can encourage each other, though. If you know someone who’s going through the hard times, encourage them to stay strong. Your words of encouragement don’t necessarily have to be complicated and philosophical. Just say what your heart wants to say.
- Take a stroll
Whether alone or with someone you love, take a stroll each day. Why? First of all, because it’s good for your mental and physical health. When walking, your stress and worries fade away and new ideas and goals appear. When you walk and talk to your family or friends, you stay present in this world. You find out more things about nature and people around you.
- Smile and laugh
Life is rough but it’s also very short. Smile and laugh as often as you can. For no reason, just smile. Life is beautiful when you spend each day with a smile on your face. In 2018, master an art of smiling and laughing for no reason. You will like it.
- Speak up
Stop hiding your feelings. Don’t suppress your feelings. You do not need to sacrifice yourself in order to keep peace with others. If someone does not like what you say, you really do not need them in your life. You are capable of becoming who you want to be, but you won’t do it if you continue to suppress your feelings and thoughts. There will always be someone who will want to support or destroy you. Keeping silent is not a way out.
What other choices do you plan to make that will help you live a better version of yourself in this new year? Please drop your thoughts in the comment section below.