10 Awesome New Year’s Resolutions For A Happy 2017 

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Yes, it’s that time of the year again, 31 December 2016! It’s been an amazing year for me! I’ve moved a few times, changed position at work, met many incredible people. I’ve travelled to Malta, Ibiza and Poland. I’ve started my blog that I am very proud of, I’ve grown as a person. I made lots of mistakes and I’ve learned from some of them, the other ones I am still making over and over again hehe that’s life! I would like to share with you my New Year’s resolutions because I believe that you would benefit from them as much as I would (well at least some of them heh) Let’s do this!

1. Talk less Listen more

We learn more by listening and asking the right questions not by talking. I like to talk a lot so this will be a challenging one for me. Well let’s try, shall we?

2. Be less judgmental towards yourself and others

I often find myself judging myself and others in my head. I want to stop that and be happy and content with who I am inside and outside and understand that other people’s perceptions are different than mine.

3. Stop comparing yourself

Looking at Instagram or social media you can easily fall into the trap of comparing yourself with other people. You have to realise that the real life happens behind the screen, so stop comparing yourself to Instagram posts it’s like comparing real life to a movie, edited perfect, life is beautiful as it is with all challenges and failures. Create your own definition of “happy” and leave it!

4. Let go of the past

Those who live in the past are depressed those who live in the future are anxious, happiness is found in a present moment. Let go of the past experiences that hold you back. I know it’s not easy, but you’ll never be happy if you’ll be living in the past. You can’t change your past, close the door behind, leave 2016 challenges in there, learn from them and move on to 2017 with a fresh mindset.

5. Be more present

When you are with someone, be with them, not on your phone , looking around. I’m saying it to myself as much as I’m saying it to you. Very often I find myself having a meal with a friend and instead of being present and engage in the conversation I am already thinking about the next picture of the food that I will put on Instagram, how sad is that ? Yeah I know! From the New Year I
will bring more “me” to the present moment, will you?

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6. Improve your health by creating a new healthy habit

Your brain can’t just unlearn things leaving an empty space in your subconscious mind. If you stop smoking for example you have to replace that unhealthy habit with another, healthy one, like for example having some healthy snack instead of a cigaret.

We all have different health challenges. Some of us would like to lose weight, the others start exercising, drink more water, be more fit. I need lose 10kg by the end of 2017, yes I said it! ouch

Yep, I think this is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. I was thinking if I should write it down, but I did it to keep myself accountable so I can look back at this blog at the end of the year and see if I achieved my goals. Keep your fingers crossed!

7. Make your morning routine non-negotiable

Start with yourself and “put your oxygen mask on first” Exercise, meditate and be grateful every morning it’ll help you to get through a day with healthy spirit, body and mind.

8. Make your own and others people life easier

Very often I see other people making their life more difficult than necessary. If you know that you can’t sew to save your life, don’t spend 10 hours of your day being frustrated to learn how to do it, pay someone a few pounds and get it done! I see more often so many people having the mentality of doing everything themselves, but why? You never going to know how to do everything, you should rather pay someone to do the job that you can’t or hate doing and help others by doing what you are good at!

9. De-clutter your space

Getting rid of the stuff gives me that “cathartic “feeling. I’m sure that you’ve heard phrases such as “clear your space and clear your mind”! When you de-clutter your space you’ll have such a clear mind and open space for the new things you actually do love.

10. Forgive yourself and others

Forgive yourself and let go of the things that are in the past and you can’t change. Learn from your mistakes, but don’t drug them
to the 2017!

I hope that you enjoyed reading my blog and that you’ve learned something from it! If you did, please share it with your friends and family so the can have a happy 2017! I wish you all the happiness in the world!

Lots of Love x

Ewelina

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