As the new year approaches, many of us have made up our minds to make the best of it while others are still having a hard time recovering from the failures of 2016. Actually, I was among those who looked lost at the beginning of every year until I made a discovery of these four tips that helped me get the best out of every year.
Here are four tips to make the best out of 2017:
1. Begin the year with planning.
Planning is one thing every human does consciously or subconsciously. But not many do it at the right time. The beginning of every year should be the moment you get lost in your thoughts learning from the previous year’s failures.
It should also be that time of the year you put down the goals you intend to achieve for the year. People tend to realize how woefully they failed to plan when they suddenly realize they are in the middle of the year with little or nothing to show for it.
I used to have tough times thinking out solutions to problems that arose during the year without knowing that it was easier planning the solutions to those unforeseen situations before they occurred.
I also realized that a plan not put on paper was a mere wish. So I started documenting my plans, which enabled me to keep track of my goals and how to go about achieving them.
People have this misconception that only money and work-related issues require planning and that’s why other areas of their lives look unplanned.
2. Adopt productive habits.
There are those habits that will help you get the best out of 2017, why not adopt them? I had a very terrible habit of not keeping in touch with family, friends, and clients. It was really telling on my social life and business until I dropped that bad habit.
I embraced reality by developing and improving my communication skills. I started checking up on friends and clients and noticed the change in my income and social life. Yours may not be keeping in touch but may be the habit of making awesome plans that you have little or zero zeal in executing.
Productive habits can be adopted by reading articles that address those desired. The Internet has made it easier to study on your phone, and you can read a thing or two while waiting on the doctor for that appointment or while on the train.
3. Keep yourself fit for daily activities.
Keeping fit is one thing you must not fail to include on your list of how to make the best out of 2017. It will determine how healthy your year will be. Where I come from, some think that keeping fit is meant only for the old, without knowing that your health is a big determinant of how profitable your life will be.
You can take a stroll in the evenings or hit the gym for a little workout. You mustn’t start with a thousand skips a day, but a hundred would be good. And before you know it, your body will adjust to it and you’ll want to raise the bar.
Whenever I am not jogging, strolling, or too busy with work and really want to get rid of those fats, I just do it with cryolipolysis. It’s a non-invasive way for killing two birds with one stone—I’ll be working and still shedding some accumulated weight.
Exercise has a good impact on the mind to function in its full capacity; it lightens you and gets rid of unnecessary fatigue that aids to make the best out of every day.
4. Diversify your income.
One good way to get the best out of 2017 is by diversifying your income. The most dangerous thing to do in this world of ours is having one source of income. It’s very risky to have a source of livelihood without having other passive sources. Passive or active, just endeavor not to put all your eggs in one basket.
Brainstorm on many things you could possibly do to stay afloat financially. You may not need to go too far from your area of specialization; you might as well get involved into something you have an idea about.
As a doctor, you can have a medical site where you dish out medical advice to people with medical-related issues; as an author, you can take to content writing or something in relation to your occupation.
Whether passive or active sources of income, just make sure you are not holding onto an umbrella, but rather, an umbrella that’ll keep you safe on rainy days.
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