As the new year begins, many of us will be drawing up our resolutions. As such, we want to share with you three positive changes worth making this year.

Focus on Your Well-Being

It can be easy to get swept up in setting significant goals for yourself as a new year begins. You want to make something of yourself this year, you want to strive for those goals, but the danger here is that you might be doing so to the detriment of your own well-being.

If you are going to make any changes this year, make this the one that you deliver on. This is the one that will give you the greatest sense of satisfaction and this is the one that will serve you well over the long term.

If you have chosen to set yourself other challenges, then you will absolutely need to balance them with looking after yourself. Identify those activities that revitalize you or relax you and aim to do more of them. Pay attention to your nutrition and fitness and make time for your loved ones.

Challenge Yourself in Your Career

We spend so much of our time working, and if we have to work, we really should be making every effort to enjoy it.

Make this the year that you challenge yourself in your career. The first question you need to ask yourself is whether you are enjoying it. If the answer is no, then your task should be to change your career path, whether that be looking into public health internships, starting your own business or training as a teacher, the sky’s the limit.

If you do enjoy it, then what could you do to take it to the next level this year? Could you expand your role to do more of what you love? Could you support more people in your job? Is there the possibility of promotion?

This change makes our list because it is a way to mentally challenge yourself and to learn new things. It is important that you feel valued and confident in your work.

Make Yourself a Priority

Though making yourself a priority can seem selfish, in the big scheme of things it’s not. In fact, by making one of the big changes you make in 2020 be caring for yourself, you set a positive example for your children.

Yes, I know a more noble goal would be to spend more time with family. Or volunteer more. When you make yourself a priority, you will no longer feel burned out. And that will invite you to do those other things: spend more time with your family, volunteer, or learn a new skill.

Make this the year that you steadily remove the obstacles that stand in the way of being able to do this. This might not be one that you can alter overnight. You will need to break it down and work out the ways in which you can free up time to ensure you make yourself a priority. And then, that will allow you to  spend more time with the people that matter most in your life.

Though these three changes seem small, they are big in the way they feed your happiness. Well-being, career goals, and learning to make yourself a priority.  All good ways to love yourself and your life in 2020.

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