20 Things to Start Doing in 2018!

This is one of my favorite times of the year because everyone is motivated, inspired and willing to start fresh for the next year. This post is all about that!

Here I have 20 things you can start doing in 2018 to live a motivated, healthy, fun and inspired year! 

+ Keep in mind that all your hard work will pay off if you stay consistent.

Throw Away things you don’t need.

Declutter your closet, room, car and any extra space to give you a fresh start.

 

Drink a lot of Water & Green Tea.

Drinking more water is essential for survival but also improves skin complexion, increases energy, cures headaches & more!

 

Be Open Minded.

Being open minded can help you grow and learn,  while strengthening your belief in yourself. + Try painting, yoga, meditation, sports & spontaneous adventures.

 

 

Spend Money On Experiences.

According to a researcher named Dr. Gilovich, spending money on experiences instead of materialistic things can make you happier, define your purpose & passions and make moments in life more memorable. 

 

Change Your Diet.

Eat more fruits and veggies + natural foods & stop eating meat. Putting nothing but good into your body will help you live longer and healthier!

 

Do Not Judge Or Compare Yourself To Others.

Comparing yourself to others can put you in a negative place at times which isn’t good for your mental health. Judging others can also say a lot about who you truly are and draw friends and family away.

 

Start Journaling

I made a post specifically on journaling & how it has helped me over the years & how it could help you too. Check it out!

 

 

Double The Time Spent Outdoors/Nature

Spending double about of time outdoors/nature can influence sharper thinking and creativity, relief stress, restore mental health & can possibly have anti-cancer effects.

Make A New Friend

Supportive friends are always great because they can last a lifetime!

 

Take Time For Self Care

Make time to feel confident. Whether it may be starting a new skin care routine, visiting the dentist or doctor or treating your hair with good care or even relaxing in a bath.

 

Save Save Save Money $$

Instead of eating out every other day cut it down to once a week to save money for a plane ticket to somewhere spontaneous. It is also smarter to save money to be prepared for any accidents. 

 

Make More Time For Loved Ones

Set up dates with family members or friends who live far away or text/call more often because you never know what the next day has in store. 

 

Stretch Daily To Increase Flexibility

Stretching daily can prevent injuries, back pain, and balance problems.

Dance More & Laugh Often

Try not to take life so seriously and remember you can laugh and dance to express happy feelings, whenever & however. Even if you do it alone in your room, never stop being happy!

 

Start Planning Days The Night Before

Setting up your days the night before can set you up for a more productive & organized day!

 

Listen To Peaceful Music

Listening to peaceful music can relax our bodies, mind and can be an extremely effective stress management tool.

 

Read A New Book

I know a lot of people don’t like to read but that’s because they haven’t found the right one just yet. There are plenty of books to choose from that you may fall in love with. Reading a personal growth book, a mystery, humor or even reading a book to a child can make you smarter & increase brain power!

Wear Clothes That Make You Happy

Wearing clothes that make you feel happy can also make you feel confident and beautiful! & who doesn’t want to feel confident and beautiful?? 

 

Stop Thinking Negative Thoughts

I actually made a whole blog post about negative thinking and how and why you may think that way + plus ways to change your perception. Check it out!

 

Try Doing More Of What You Love

You shouldn’t feel obligated to do anything in life. You’re the only one living your life so why not do more of what you love? It can help you discover yourself and lead to happiness.

 

 

Thank you for reading!

 

 

Love,

 

Lesley

 

 

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