If you are one of the many people who were happy to see the door close on 2016, you have a chance to turn all of the negatives around this year. Anytime is the right time to make changes, but while you have your head wrapped around resolutions and new commitments is even better. If you are determined to see some positive changes in your life, career, or family over the course of the year, it might only take some simple steps and a shift of thought patterns. Check out the following advice so you can look back on the year this December and be happy with the results.
10. Start A Journal
Journal writing is a way of putting your thoughts and actions into something concrete. Whether it is the memories you want to capture or a plan you want to execute, you will be accountable for it if you see it in writing. It does not matter whether journaling is done with an old-fashioned pen and paper or digitally, as long as you get started. A journal will help you plan your goals, better connect with yourself and others, assist with problem-solving and decision-making, and fast track personal growth by re-evaluating the events of your past.
9. Try Something New
The old adage, ‘Do one thing every day that scares you’ is a good way of getting out of your comfort zone, but you do not necessarily have to frighten yourself to do so. The easiest way to exercise your brain is to simply try something new. It helps with creativity and adds variety to your life. It can be as elaborate as quitting your job to start a new career or as simple as taking a new route on the way to the grocery store. You can also seek a new style of music, learn a craft or hobby, or look for different recipes to try.