One thing I learnt the most from last year was to face my fears and not let it hold me back from doing what I really love. For a long time, I was scared of pursing the things I was truly passionate about. So with the new year here, here are some ways to start making 2016 your best year yet!
LAUGH & LIVE A LITTLE
Life's too short be to serious right? My colleagues tell me it's nice having me around as I love to laugh, I'm the one telling silly jokes and laughing at myself when something goes wrong! Find time to live a little and kick back. Have those spontaneous nights staying out late, having one too many cocktails or treating yourself to a few new lipsticks. Life shouldn't be all about work and no play, we should look back on the fun we had not the experiences that we missed :)
STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE
I wrote a post on why it's good to step out of your comfort zone. It helps us experience new things and expand our minds. We should overcome that fearful voice at the back of our heads telling us no and just go out there and try. It's only when we have that small feeling of fear, that makes any new experience that much more fulfilling. If everything in life was easy, where's the challenge or excitement in that right!
START AS YOU MEAN TO GO ON
Having the right mindset from the start helps set ourselves up for success. If we think positive and start doing little things to help us achieve our goals, we're on the right track. It's easy to put things off for another day but starting as you mean to go on, means you can start living the life that you want sooner. Don't let one set back stop you from pursuing your goals - no matter how big or small.
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
Whatever goals you want to pursue or achieve this year, don't think about the ways you might fail but about the ways you can succeed. What skills do you need to improve on, do you need to take classes or seek advice from a mentor or professional. Whatever is it, don't give up on yourself. Your dream may seem crazy or unachievable to others but just as long as you believe in yourself that's all that matters.
As they say, if your dreams don't scare you then they're not big enough. Do you want to buy your own place, travel more or grow your blog. Think big and you'll start to change the way you live your life for the better. Don't think success is just for other people, when we can achieve it as well if we put our minds to it. Find ways to make things happen to help you with your dream - whatever it is, just start doing it!
Was there things last year that brought you down or made you feel unhappy? Sometimes the only way to live the life we want is to try and let go of the negative things in our lives. This could be the place you work, where you live or the relationships you have around you. It's ok to be a little selfish sometimes if you know it will bring you happiness in the long run.
I hope this year is filled with love, laughter and good vibes all the way. I'm a big believer is making the most of the life we have - now go be amazing!
What do you want to achieve this year?
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