We’re almost at the tail end of 2014, and for many of us it was quite an interesting year. But with 2015 approaching, many would already have started delineating their New Year resolutions with the hope of starting afresh the coming year.
You may have had your traditional ups and downs this past year, but there is always room for improvement. Whenever you see January 1 on your calendar, it automatically sounds like a fresh start.
Here are some ways you can ensure that you have a spanking new and bright 2015:
- Start listening: As human beings, we’re wired to believe that it’s more important to be heard than hear. Many a times you learn nothing by saying something; rather, say nothing and learn a lot of things. For any person to grow, they ought to stop defending themselves and accept their flaws. So, the next time when you get feedback for your actions, listen rather than defend your actions. Confident individuals listen to others and are open to constructive criticism.
- Express gratitude: “If the only prayer you say in your life is ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.”– Meister Eckhart. We live in a hectic universe, and but naturally tend to take things for granted. Gratitude is enjoying the simple pleasures of life and acknowledging the good things and bad things you receive. It shifts your focus from what you don’t have to what you already have; hence, draw lesser negative energy. Be thankful for how far you might have come and the goals you have achieved. The next time you face adversity, instead of complaining about it, find ways to ensure that you don’t experience those adversities again.
- Be bold: “Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” –Coco Chanel. As individuals, the importance of success is hardwired into our brains. But we often fail to realize that success stems from failure. To really understand your true potential, you must take risks. Whatever your goals may be for 2015, make sure you go all out to get it done. The next time you mess up, don’t fret! You’ll actually learn some valuable lessons from it.
- Travel: While most of us lead a fast paced life, it’s equally important to slow things down every now and then. Travelling enables you to immerse yourself in different cultures and meet new people. It truly does de-clutter the mind and open up our perspective. Most importantly, travel means the discovery of a new cuisine and this can only mean a good thing. Make sure you take that one trip you’ve always wanted to this year!
- Meditate: The benefits of meditating really depend on the meditator. Some people say they have never tried meditating and hence have their doubts. But did you know that you were actually meditating when you were in your mother’s womb. Before we were born, we were in our mother’s womb doing absolutely nothing- that’s precisely what meditating is. DO NOTHING. It takes you back to a state before we started experiencing all the jostle and commotion in our lives. Meditation is food for the soul.
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