Trying Something New for 2013
Imagine yourself ten years from now. How does your life look? Has anything changed, or is it exactly the same? Chances are, things have changed. You’re probably more successful, in better shape and happier with your life. You probably don’t live in the same town, and you’ve probably visited a number of places. But getting to that place starts with the decisions you make this year. What aspects of that future self can you start working toward today?
Develop a New Hobby or Skill
Many people want to learn a foreign language, develop a deeper knowledge of history or gain an understanding of technology. Think about that skill you’ve talked about learning for years now. How can you start working toward that goal today?
Alternatively, you can develop a new hobby. Have you always had a love for crafts, woodworking or cooking? Find ways to cultivate that hobby this year. Maybe it starts with something as small as a monthly cooking class or a nice arts and crafts set. Even the smallest thing can help propel you in 2013.
Change Your Diet and Exercise Habits
With an obesity epidemic in full swing, more and more people are crossing the threshold into an unhealthy lifestyle each and every day. If you have poor exercise and diet habits, you can make small changes that will yield huge results. You didn’t wake up one day fifty pounds overweight, and you won’t simply wake up one day fifty pounds lighter either. Learn how to make smart, healthy decisions with your diet and start a regular exercise regimen and stick to it.
Move to a New Place
Later in life, people often regret the things they didn’t do more than the things they did. Don’t be afraid of a big change. If you’ve always wanted to live in a place like New York, go for it! You may not be able to move in the heart of NYC right away, but places like New Jersey can get you close to the city without the expense.
Get a small apartment, move your extra stuff into some New Jersey storage facilities and start working towards your dream. This doesn’t just apply to New York City. Every big city has less expensive suburbs. You may not afford that high rise loft, but you have to start somewhere. It’s all about the small steps in the right direction.
The big changes you want to make to your life start with small changes today. You won’t magically wake up one day as the person you’ve always wanted to be. It takes daily work, habits and determination in order to achieve everything you have set before you in this life.