Regardless of how last year went, this year has the potential to be better. The most prevalent human emotion is happiness. Happiness is only missed when things get in the way. In the end, how many people are actually committed to making every year a joyful one? There are a few of them. Fortunately, it doesn’t take a lot of work to have a wonderful year with more happy memories and fewer annoyances. You may make this year even better than the last by following these suggestions.
1. Minimize clutter
Clutter is both stressful and inconvenient. Being irritated is also stressful! Clutter can be embarrassing, and it makes it difficult to find things when you need them. Clutter also gives you the impression that your life is out of control. Fortunately, with effective routines, clutter can be easily avoided. Make a point of getting rid of anything you don’t use. When you’re done with something, return it to its proper location. Don’t eat too much of anything, especially food.
2. Limit your time spent criticizing, condemning, and complaining
One of the golden rules in the book “How to Make Friends and Influence People” is “Don’t criticize, condemn, or complain.” This is a simple rule that can be difficult to implement, but you will be more likable and even like yourself more if you follow it. Both qualities will be advantageous to you.
3. Spend your money wisely
Maintain a high regard for your money. Money spent wisely can do amazing things for your life. Unwisely spent money is a squandered resource. Consider all the things you’ve bought but later regretted. It would be fantastic to have that money right now.
4. Avoid incurring additional debt
This is yet another aspect of wise spending. Debt is a stressful situation. Avoid accumulating more debt in your life, and you’ll have a better year.
5. Address things that irritate you
Everything that causes you irritation should be fixed, addressed, or removed. A bad decision would be to allow these things, people, and situations to remain in your life for an extended period of time.
6. Make use of your brain for thinking rather than remembering
It’s pointless to use your brain to remember things when you could free up your mental resources by making a note of it and focusing your attention on more important matters.
7. Come up with some exciting plans
You’ll have a better year if you have something positive to look forward to. It doesn’t matter if it’s a vacation, a new canoe, or plans to reconnect with a long-lost friend. Whatever makes you happy is likely to be beneficial for your health. After you do it, you’ll feel elated and inspired to do more and more of it.
8. Get rid of the worst person in your life
Remove the most negative influence from your life if at all possible. You may need to find a new boss or engage in a difficult conversation. Someone in your life is most likely making things worse for you.
9. Consider last year’s mistakes and strive to prevent them
Examine the previous year to identify your blunders. Create a strategy to prevent a repeat performance. We can only learn from our mistakes if we examine them carefully and identify the specific factor that led to them in the first place.
10. Consume one healthy meal per day
Even one extremely healthy meal will significantly improve your health and sense of well-being. It also allows you to gradually increase to two healthy meals per day.
The first step toward having a good year is to decide to have a good year. Get rid of the annoyances, clear out the clutter, and make some plans that will make you happy. It doesn’t take much to have a better year than the previous one. Repeat this process every year, and you’ll be surprised at how content you can be.