Best ever New Year’s resolutions!

Every year many of us will set ourselves New Year’s resolutions. Every year many of us will fail to meet these unobtainable targets and then beat ourselves up about it. At Beagle Street we think everyone should enjoy life, and there are a few small resolutions you could set to help you achieve this.

Instead of counting calories, count time…

When setting our resolutions many of us forget one of the most important commodities, and one you can never get back. Time. This year, treasure it.

On January 1st sit down and write down everything you want to do with your time. Next, spend two weeks keeping a diary – invest a little time every evening jotting down everything you do in a day. After two weeks compare your diary with your priorities, odds are that they won’t match. If not, why not?

Learn a new skill every month for a year…

In the upcoming year spend time each month learning a brand new skill. You don’t have to master it – no one expects you to cook to Michelin level or be ready for Rio 2016. Just learn to cook one dish really well or head down to a local Judo session. Who knows, you may even discover a brand new passion!

Switch off every day…

In modern society everyone is always running at 100 miles per hour. Even when we stop there is still the spectre of our ever-present phones, social media and emails hanging over us. Well this year spend 15 minutes every day with no distractions. Turn your phone off, unplug your TV and ignore the doorbell. This is ‘you’ time, so pick up a good book, put on your favourite music or even just sit in blissful silence.

Win the little battles…

Losing 2 stone or running a marathon equals very difficult. Turning down a biscuit or going into the gym after work equals not particularly taxing. By stopping yourself worrying about the big things and focusing on life’s little battles you’ll find that the big things will look after themselves. So try changing your mind set – stop putting undue pressure on yourself and start winning the little battles in life. As John Lennon once said “Everything will be okay in the end, if it’s not okay then it’s not the end.”

Face a fear…

Everyone has something they are afraid of. Whether it is spiders or speaking in front of people this is the year you can conquer it. There are a number of ways people can overcome their fears but everyone is different and often a combination of things can help. Try reading the NHS’ guide on overcoming fears and focus on beating yours!

Grant yourself one wish…

Most people have got a few things they want to tick off the list in their lifetime. Most people make excuses as to why they haven’t done any of them yet. While none of us have a magic lamp or a Genie with 3 wishes it often isn’t beyond our gift to do something if we really want it. So in the coming year endeavour to grant yourself one of your wishes and put a big tick on your list!

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