Regardless of how your 2017 went, it’s a new year! And with that comes a clean slate for you to accomplish whatever it is that you didn’t get to last year (or the year before!). Instead of setting unattainable goals that only leave you disappointed, try setting realistic goals that will help you accomplish what you have set for your new year start. After all, you have complete control over what you do this year, so let’s make it your best one yet! Read on for all of our great tips and tricks on how to live your best life in 2018.
We’ve all heard the saying “the only constant in life is change” and no matter how it makes you feel, we can all agree on its validity. Change can be scary, and we all find ourselves holding on to what we know because we are fearful of letting go. But more often than not, change is inevitable and whether it’s a new job, a family change, or something else that seems to flip your world upside down, 2018 is the year to embrace it! Flexibility, or the ability to work with change rather than fight it, is the key to moving through life happy and successful. No matter what this new year has to bring, roll with the punches and stay flexible to live your best, healthiest life.
Trying new things is bound to bring with it failure. As Albert Einstein said, “anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” For your new year start in 2018, instead of looking at failure as something to avoid, look at is as a step closer to success. Don’t beat yourself up over not following your resolution perfectly, but instead learn from your mistakes and figure out what decisions will get you closer to your goal. Everybody makes mistakes, but it’s the most successful people that learn from them and grow stronger in the process.
Learn From Others’ Mistakes
Speaking of mistakes, life’s too short to make them all on your own! And plus, we hope you wouldn’t want to. Some of the most successful people learn from the mistakes of others and use those lessons to build their best selves. No matter what you’re going through, the chances are that someone around you has had a similar obstacle. Learn from them to better adapt for this new year start.
Saying what you’re thankful for once a year after devouring a turkey is one thing, but this year make it a point to show your gratitude on a daily basis. This can be done in countless ways. Jot down three things you’re grateful for when you wake up, tell a coworker you appreciate their hard work on a project you’re collaborating on, or give your loved ones a hug just because. By openly acknowledging everything you have to be thankful for, 2018 will be a very happy year for everyone.
Most of us are pretty busy, which is why we may find ourselves doing everything for people around us and absolutely nothing for ourselves. We’re not saying you have to go on a six-month-long getaway this year, but making sure to do things you enjoy is another step to living your best life in 2018. Little things go a long way! Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier? Achieve your goals AND treat yourself to a tasty meal at the Hard Rock Cafe. Our new menu features healthy and delicious options like the Cauliflower Burger and a Fresh Catch of the Day, so you can be on your way to achieving your goals and living your best life in no time.
Set Short-Term Goals
Focusing on your daily or weekly to-do lists is a lot less overwhelming than focusing on your long-term goals. To make your goals more manageable, try setting regular check-ins to keep you accountable. For example, if your resolution is to “be more active,” break that down by accomplishing a 30-minute bike ride twice a week. Setting these intervals makes achieving goals much less daunting and focuses on tangible actions and accountability.
We’ve given you a lot to think about for beginning your new year start, but know that you don’t have to do everything at once and taking little, consistent steps is the key to reaching your goals. Rather than only being pleased with perfection and disappointed with anything less, change your mindset to focus on your progress. Whether you’d like to explore your Cleveland neighborhood more, pick up a new hobby, or just spend time with loved ones, these tips will have you on your way to living your best life in 2018.