The New Year is upon us and people all over the world are looking back with introspection and making resolutions for the year ahead. Most of these changes are based around health, wealth and happiness but where should you start and how do you make sure that you follow through?
The following is a list of 5 resolutions that no matter what, you should make and keep for the year ahead. If you are looking for ways to improve your fortunes this year then look no further.
1. Drink More Water
Drinking enough water is vital for bodily function and optimal performance whether in the gym or at work.
The recommended amount is different for everyone but you should be aiming for around the 2 litres a day.
This will improve digestion, concentration, appearance and improve energy levels. All of which mean that you will be better prepared to hit your goals in 2018!
2. Get Up Early
Many of the worlds leading entrepreneurs are early risers. In fact studies have shown a correlation between early risers and success and the many benefits of making this a habit include increased pro-activity, the ability to anticipate problems more easily, increased time to exercise and a more optimistic outlook.
Set the alarm an hour early and build a morning routine which includes exercise, meditation and self-development and watch to see how quickly your life improves.
3. Read Daily
The average CEO is said to read about 60 books per year (usually self-improvement, business, biography) whereas the average person on the street less than 4 (usually for entertainment purposes).
Clearly readers are leaders but what can we take from this? Warren Buffet, Billionaire Investor and Philanthropist who is reported to read for 5 to 6 hours every day, once told an investment class “That’s how knowledge works – It builds up like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.”
Add reading to your daily routine and reap the rewards of other people’s experience.
4. Choose Who You Spend Your Time With More Carefully
If you truly do become the average of the five people who you spend the most time with, then what does this say about you at the moment?
If you want to master your life it is important that you spend time with people who inspire and motivate you.
In order to move your life to the next level you need to consciously choose to surround yourself with people who will hold you to a higher standard.
5. Sort Out Your Finances
Lack of control over our financial affairs is a massive worry for many people. Use the New Year to take control of your finances.
Make a financial plan and set some goals foe the year ahead. Vow to make 2018 a better tear financially and reward yoursel as you hit milestones along the way.