### Discover What Kind of Life You Want - Define your goals. What do you want to achieve in life? What are your priorities? - Make a plan. Once you know what you want, figure out how to get there. - Take action. Start working towards your goals today. - Track your progress. Keep track of what you're doing and how it's going by writing things down. - Make a promise to yourself. Write out an oath in which you swear to act towards your goals and never give up. ### Clear the Mental Obstacles in Your Path - Get out of your own way. Don't let fear stop you from starting and achieving your goals. - Be confident that you will accomplish what you set out to do. - Become aware of the excuses you tell yourself as a cover for procrastination and laziness. - Just do it! Don't overthink things; just take the first step and keep going from there. - Stop comparing yourself to others and start living your own life ### Start Saying "Yes" More Often - Say yes more often. When someone asks you to do something, say yes! - Take on new challenges. Remember, a new habit is much easier to keep than the one you've been working on for years. - Allow yourself to succeed at something new. - Learn from rejection and criticism by taking it in stride and listening to what other people have to say when you're being tested or challenged in some way. - Don't say no until you've thought about what it is that you're saying no to. ### Train Your Brain - Think positively. Affirmations are great for repeating positive statements to yourself when you need a little cheering up or motivation. - Use visualization techniques to imagine yourself achieving your goals. - Solve your problems by first thinking about them before acting or speaking. - Challenge yourself to learn something new every day. - Take time for yourself to relax and recharge. ### Start Eating Better - Start eating better by planning your meals and thinking about how much you're eating. - Limit high-calorie snacks like sugary candy bars, pastries, and potato chips to once a week or once every other day if you can't resist them. - Make it easy for yourself by keeping healthy food around the house and at work. - Drink more water. It's great for your skin, hair, and overall health. - Avoid eating late at night. - Try to eat mostly whole, unprocessed foods. - Eat breakfast every day to start your day off right. - Cut down on processed meats like beef, pork, and chicken. ### Get Moving - Get moving just a bit every day by taking walks or riding your bike to work. - Start with small goals that are easy for you to achieve, so you'll have an easier time reaching the ones that follow. - Set yourself up for success by creating a "just right" exercise schedule. - Stay motivated with workout videos, music playlists, or podcasts that keep you energized and excited to move more. - Don't sweat the small stuff; just do your best and don't worry about it if you can't do every rep or set of every exercise perfectly. - Make sure you're lifting weights that are challenging for you. - Take a break when you need it, and don't feel guilty about it. - Celebrate your accomplishments along the way, no matter how small they may seem. ### Get Organized - Declutter your space to get organized. - Stay on top of things by being tidy and cleaning up after yourself throughout the day. - Keep a schedule for yourself that lists things you need or want to do each day of the week, and mark them off when they're done. - Get a planner, a calendar, or an app to keep track of your appointments, deadlines, and events. - Make a list of things you need to buy at the grocery store, so you don't have to spend time thinking about it later. - Sort your clothes by color, type, or season to make getting dressed in the morning easier. - Create a "to-do" list at the end of each day that lists everything you accomplished. - Get rid of clutter to make your home more comfortable and functional. - Form good habits by following a routine that's easy for you to stick to. - Organize your thoughts and ideas by writing them down in a journal or notebook. - Make it a habit to do one thing each day that helps you get closer to your goals. - Remove distractions from your environment so you can focus on the task at hand. - Use labels and folders to keep your paperwork sorted and organized. - Make your bed at the start of each day. You'll be surprised the difference it makes. - Set aside time each day to deal with tasks that you've been procrastinating on. ### Start Saving Money - Stop wasting money on things you don't need. - Create a budget so you can see exactly where your money is going each month. - Use cash instead of credit cards to limit your spending, especially if it's not in the budget. - Give yourself an allowance for entertainment expenses each week or month to not overspend. - Make a goal to save a certain amount of money each month or year. - Sell things you don't use or need anymore to make some extra cash. - Invest your money in a way that will help it grow over time. - Compare prices before you buy anything to ensure you're getting a fair deal. ### Build Stronger Relationships and Social Skills - Make an effort to socialize with people you don't know well. - Smile at people, even if you don't know them. - Talk to strangers sometimes; it can be a great way to get to know new people and make new friends. - Offer to help someone out if they look like they're struggling. - Take the time to listen to others and pay attention to what they're saying. - Try to be more understanding and less judgmental. - Spend time with people who make you feel good about yourself. - Let go of relationships that are toxic or draining. - Apologize if you've hurt someone's feelings or made a mistake. - Ask for what you want and need in your relationships without being demanding, entitled, or burdened. - Be conscious of what you say to other people so that they don't feel put down or demeaned by you. - Make time to spend with the people you love. - Try to plan at least one fun outing each month with your friends or family. - Introduce yourself to the people around you instead of waiting for them to come to you. ### Take Care of Your Tech - Back up your computer files regularly, so you don't lose important information if something happens to your device. - Delete programs and apps you don't use anymore to free up your phone or computer space. - Keep your operating system and software up-to-date to protect yourself from security threats. - Turn off notifications, so you don't get distracted by every buzz or ding that comes your way. - Find out how much data you're using on your cell phone plan and reduce it if necessary to avoid overages. - Unsubscribe from emails that are cluttering up your inbox that you never read, especially spam. - Be aware of online scams and phishing attempts, and protect yourself by being skeptical of what you see on the web.