It’s that time of the year when motivation is at its peak. That time when everyone wants to make resolutions for the new year, retrospect their life choices, get better and improve themselves. The first few weeks of the year are the ideal time for all types of people to break bad habits and create plans for both the short and long-term future.
This year, let's change the pattern. Take your chance, sit down and make note all things that you want to improve. Not necessarily big and life-altering aspects. It can also be your lifestyle, eating habits, working patterns, or even smaller things like taking public transport once a week, including a self-care routine every day, and going for a small walk in the morning. These might seem like smaller things, but when performed consistently, have a greater impact than most people think.
Now, let’s get to the issue. We try to adhere to the resolutions. We sincerely do. But how many of us have succeeded in following it through? Let alone the complete year, I'm sure we don't even follow through with half.
Despite our sincere efforts, we somehow fall short and end up getting demotivated. True story, right? It’s a vicious cycle and we get lured into it every single time. That’s why we thought you could use all the help.
Keep reading if you wish to make 2023, the year of your dreams and commit to following through with the resolutions.
For A Better You, this New Year
1. Start Journaling- The simple habit of journaling has an array of benefits to one’s health- from promoting self-discovery to easing the stress of everyday life. The simple act of putting pen to paper, helps you set your mind at ease and declutter from within.
Start writing everything. Yes, Everything. From what you did that day, whom you met, what you ate, what you loved about the day, and what you didn’t. It helps in the process of unwinding your mental load and clearing out all the unnecessary details stored in your mind.
A 2018 research suggested that journaling was linked to better mood, lower blood pressure, and greater well-being.
You must get yourselves the proper journal, one that is worthy of all your thoughts and feelings. For that, go get yourselves the Journal Set from akiiko, and life as you know it would never be the same!
Journal set- akiiko Journal, Journal prompts, pencil and a mesh pouch to hold it all.
2. Focus on your mental well- being- This one has been doing the rounds for quite some time now. And although it is not anything unheard of, we believe it is the most important. It not only affects just the individual but, the society as a whole.
We tend to focus more on our careers and almost seem to lose track of ourselves, our identity. This makes it incredibly hard, in the long run, to stay happy, which in turn reduces our efficiency at everything we do.
Therefore, it is essential for the society as a whole to take a small step, and focus on the mental welfare of one and all. Take time out for yourselves everyday and do things that make you happy. Physical and mental well- being go hand-in-hand and are of equal importance.
Eat right, get good quality sleep, reduce screen time, read a book for 30 mins everyday, go for a stroll in the neighbourhood park - are some of the measures you can adopt, to ensure a mindful lifestyle. And for that, we at akiiko, offer habit tracker and weekly meal planners, that helps you in achieving all these little tasks and to stay ahead.
Noto Habit Tracker and Weekly Meal Planner
3. Break your day/month into smaller parts- For effective organization, divide each month into weeks, weeks into days, and each day into bite-sized chunks. Don't try to tackle it all at once.
You'll learn what works best for you while making a daily calendar and weekly schedule as you develop your planning muscle. Small, gradual adjustments are more likely to be accepted by the brain than big, rapid ones, which might make us feel insecure and give up.
Keep it doable. That’s it. As simple as that. Try to prioritize your tasks, pick the top 3 and focus all your attention on getting them done. Biting more than you can chew, does no good ever.
Our Weekly planners and Daily overview are some of the supplies that will help you stay sane and boost your productivity. In addition to being motivated, it provides you with a sense of accomplishment as you check tasks off your list.
Noto Weekly Planner and Daily Overview.
To assist you to get through your New Year resolutions above is a short and straightforward list of things you can incorporate into your daily routine. It is easier said than done. Yes, we know.
Start with one, then move on to another if you think you've acquired the hang of it. But all we are saying is that 2023 is a fine year to get started.
Out with the old, in with the new. Happy New Year!