• Jordy Lucas

Enter the new year in a positive mindset





Here's a few ways you can enter 2019 in the most positive way possible!



1. Have a plan


Write out what you want to achieve in 2019. How will you go about achieving this? Set yourself some personal growth plans. Whether you're unhappy at work, or simply would like to become a better version of yourself, write it down. Purchase some self development books, enroll into a training program, or simply sit down and create a plan for the year.



2. Pursue your hobbies


If you're passionate about sports, fashion, or reading, make the most out of your time and pursue these things on a weekend! Purchase some items and books related to your interest to reignite your passion. Know that it's OK to spend time doing things just for yourself. You can't help anyone around you if you're not looking after your own happiness!



3. Switch off at the end of the day


One of the reasons people can become negative is because that they find they can't switch off at the end of the day. If you're looking to improve the atmosphere, you need to stop bringing stress home. Force yourself to turn off your phone when having dinner or family time. Focus on having a quality, human connection with your family, partner or housemate.



4. Reach out for help when you need it


If you suffer from low mood swings, and don't feel positive about anything, you should think about talking about this with a professional.


If you feel you're lacking coping mechanisms, there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with reaching out. There are so many professionals out there equipped to help you with whatever you're facing. If you're looking for a shorter treatment period or some quick life advice or counselling, look into speed rehab services. Having a break and looking at the problem with a fresh pair of eyes can make a huge difference.


You could even book yourself a mini-getaway! When dealing with difficult situations, it is important that we take a step back from our problems. Spoil yourself with a yoga retreat, a wellness break, or just a few days close to nature.



5. Get active


There's a proven relationship between people’s exercise level and mental health. Working out generates happiness hormones, but it's hard to find the time to create a routine when starting a new, busy year at work. Find a simple and fun exercise that you can do without any main equipment, It can be booking a tennis or squash court, playing Badminton, or simply going swimming followed by a few minutes at the sauna.



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