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It's Life tip tuesday

8 Tips on Bringing a New You into the New Year

December 20, 2016

Everyone always has a New Year’s resolution and almost everyone never sticks to them. It seems to be a silly tradition that Americans have and it’s fun to joke about. However, let’s get serious. Every single one of us has something they could change about them that would make them a better version of themselves. Contrary to popular belief, it’s ok to change, there’s nothing bad about it. In fact, it shows true maturity to truly be able to step back and look at yourself objectively and be honest about the negative aspects weighing you down. So, let’s make this New Years a good one by going in with a new you! Here are 8 tips on how to do that.

  1. Set realistic goals. Unfortunately, some of us have lofty goals for ourselves which can be overwhelming. Ultimately, this will deter us from sticking to it. Set little goals and deadlines for yourself which will make it easier to stick with and make it feel more realistic.
  2. One thing at a time. Don’t try to focus on too many things at once. That’s overwhelming and again, it will ultimately make you want to quit. Choose one thing at a time and conquer that then on to the next thing.
  3. Quitting is not an option. Don’t let yourself fall into a habit of setting a plan, starting, and then quitting when it gets hard. It won’t be easy, tell yourself that now and also tell yourself quitting isn’t in the playbook.
  4. Get an accountability person or two if need be. Many of us are more willing to keep pushing through if we have someone we respect checking us on our progress. It may suck at times when they ask and push you on but remind yourself that’s why you chose them in the first place because that’s what you needed.
  5. Stay positive. The easiest way to kill your good vibes is by being negative nonstop. That’s unhealthy and will get you nowhere in life. When life sucks, stop yourself and immediately begin finding the positive no matter how hard because it’s always there…always.
  6. Be prepared mentally. Don’t just stumble into the changes. Prepare yourself. Set the day you will start and build yourself up to it. Not giving yourself a mental heads up or just ignoring it until the day arrives is no way to start big changes in life.
  7. Don’t think you’re the only one struggling. I guarantee you, you’re not alone at all in your struggles. You are human like everyone else and there are probably millions who are sharing the same feelings you are. No pity parties for yourself, that’s feeding into the negative side.
  8. Make a list. If need be, make a list of pros and cons for each change you feel you need to make for the new year. From time to time, pull out that list and remind yourself why you’re doing this and how much it will be worth it in the end.

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    Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    December 21, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    These are great tips. It can be so hard to stick to any life change that you want to make for the new year. The trick is to be accountable and be proactive.

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    Colleen Lanin
    December 21, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Realistic goals are key. If you have one BIG goal, break it down into achievable pieces. That way, you don’t set yourself up for failure.

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    Robin Masshole Mommy
    December 21, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Making a list is a good idea. I am big on lists and won’t get much done without one.

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    Catherine Sargent
    December 21, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    These are great tips. I need to sit down and make a list of everything I would like to accomplish in 2017.

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    Marcie W.
    December 22, 2016 at 12:27 am

    These are all helpful tips! I always enjoy setting new goals and a new year is a great time to do that.

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    Kecia
    December 22, 2016 at 1:08 am

    I think these are great tips to a new you! I am working on a few things, but I am taking my time and setting realistic goals. As I keep achieving the small goals, I know I will be motivated to not give up!

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    Meagan
    December 22, 2016 at 1:22 am

    Accountability can change everything. I have a few accountability partners that are amazing.

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    Jocelyn Cañasa Brown
    December 22, 2016 at 2:23 am

    Great tips! I definitely would like to work on some things for the new year!

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    Pam
    December 22, 2016 at 3:07 am

    Having accountability people is a great idea. I need to do that.

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    Annemarie LeBlanc
    December 22, 2016 at 6:12 am

    Having an accountability partner is the best idea for me. Two people looking out for each other to reach a common goal is better than doing it all alone. It works wonders for me and my husband!

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    Toni | Boulder Locavore
    December 22, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Love these tips! Setting realistic goals is very important for me. Definitely doing these things for a new me! 😀

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    Jeanine
    December 22, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    These are great tips! I really try not to focus on this stuff for the new year because I never really follow any of these goals, so I try to implement them all the time and just set reminders for myself in the new year. its a good trick that works!

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    Sarah Bailey
    December 22, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    These are some great tips, I think often we take on too much and expect to do it all at once, when you need to gradually make changes.

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    Seattle Travel Blogger
    December 22, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Thanks for the helpful list!
    I agree with you in that there are so many people around that undoubtedly there is always a number feeling the same way you do.
    I really think this article does a great job on focusing on the positive.

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    Our Family World
    December 22, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Goals and lists are done as one and I’m pleased to see all of my checks in my own. However, it took years before I finally caved in and made feasible goals!

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    Sheena Tatum
    December 22, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    This is a list of tips that I can get behind! I’m always looking for ways to better myself.

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    Louise Bishop
    December 22, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    Setting small goals is the only way I can survive. I wouldn’t definitely drown if they were too big to accomplish.

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    Mellissa Williams
    December 22, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    Setting realistic goals is definitely the best thing! So many people make outlandish goals and then feel let down when they don’t accomplish them.

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    coolchillmom
    December 23, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    Great tips, I think you nailed it for us. Being realistic is so important to achieve our objectives!

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