As we move deeper into April, your new year’s resolutions may feel like a distant dream. This is because we often set ourselves large-scale goals that are hard to maintain for long periods instead of introducing small changes that will have a significant impact further down the line.
As a result, you must understand that sometimes the smallest alterations can have the biggest impact on your life and are often the most effective when it comes to making changes. You also don’t need to wait for the start of a new year to enact them – you can get started whenever you feel ready to do so.
With that in mind, here are some easy ways in which you can put your best foot forward for the rest of 2021 – bringing around positive change in the process.
Get to grips with your finances.
According to a recent study, around half of the adult population in the UK worry about money on a weekly basis. Therefore, one of the ways in which you can enact positive change in your life is by taking some time to get to grips with your finances – finding new ways to make the most of your money, meaning you can make penny count. This could include:
- Making sure you aren’t overspending on bills, such as your monthly broadband costs, by seeing if other providers have better deals available. You can find out more by checking out the Latest Deals guide on saving money with Virgin Media.
- Setting yourself a budget.
- Opening a savings account and putting a small amount of money into it each month.
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Take some time for yourself. Sometimes, the biggest changes occur when we start focusing on self-love and development. Thankfully, there are various ways in which you can do that, such as:
- Focusing on your mental health by speaking to others about how you are feeling as opposed to bottling up your emotions.
- Focusing on being introspective, trying to understand why you may act or behave in a certain way and how you can alter your perspective of yourself and your current situations.
- Spending time doing something you love – whether that means exploring nature or re-reading your favourite book.
- Challenging yourself to try something new once a week. Whether that means you introduce a new colour into your wardrobe or pick up a new hobby.
Participating in a digital detox.
Tackle problems and worries head-on.
Nobody likes dealing with issues. We often try to push them aside in the hopes that they will come to a natural resolution on their own. However, this is often not the case – and many problems will intensify the longer we chose to ignore them. Therefore, by tackling them head-on – or at least starting to address them, you can continue to put your best foot forward.
For example, if you spend a lot of time worrying about events that will happen far in the future – think of everything that will happen in your life between now and then. This can help put your anxiety into perspective and teach you that you have nothing to worry about. However, it can also help you plan for the future and ease your mind.
Make your mental health a priority and get support if needed too from a trusted GP or therapist.
This blog was written by a freelance writer