Happy New Year! If you’re anything like me, you just recently got used to writing “2016” on paper, and now you have to relearn it all over again. Let’s face it, no one is ever truly ready for the new year to begin, but here come the resolutions anyway. Luckily this month is also the National Get Organized month, so you have even more reasons to start your year off right. To make things easy, it’s broken down into the 4 most popular categories of improvement. So if you’re feeling down about your New Year’s resolutions, read on!
Health & Well-being
The best way that anyone can ever improve is in their health. What’s the point of living life if you aren’t healthy enough to enjoy it? The truth is, most people want to be healthier, but they’re afraid to try it. They’ve convinced themselves that it’s too hard and that they’re going to fail. While it’s true that major health overhauls can be difficult, it doesn’t always have to be such a big deal! Start by doing simple things that seemingly don’t make a difference at first. Several months or even a year of doing it though could change your life. Check out this article for some great tips on small ways to upgrade your health habits!
Time Management & Productivity
We always seem to have too much to do, and not enough time to do it. Well, this just isn’t true (mostly). Remember, a day’s worth of work can actually be done in a day. It’s the time we waste doing unnecessary things throughout the day that makes it seem impossible. And if I were to offer my own advice, remember that the recommended sleep for an adult is only 7-9 hours! You will be amazing what waking up an hour or two earlier will do for your day! Here are 11 more ways to be more productive in 2017.
Every year, Americans are spending more and more time online, particularly on social media. With the growth of apps and smart watches, it is easier than ever to spend a minute here and there, checking your feeds and pinning cute things. Well, that time adds up, and it adds up quickly. But social media isn’t the only culprit. The average professional worker spends more than 13 hours per week on email alone. Imagine the time that could be saved and put towards important tasks, just by monitoring our time online. This post has some great ideas to help you out.
Often, a large part of our daily stress is self-induced by maintaining unorganized spaces. Coming home to a cluttered and chaotic house makes you want to dive into your world of social media as you try to forget about the mess around you. This leads to diminishing productivity and eventually poorer health. In a way, you could make the argument that physical clutter the first step towards destroying your New Year’s Resolutions, so do yourself a favor and clean your house. But don’t stop there! Get the chaos off of your desk and out of your office as well! Here’s a few more tips to help you start the year off right.
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