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With the new year upon us, it’s the perfect time to introduce a new mindset to your life. Of course, a new mindset isn’t easy to achieve. Even so, if you put in a little effort, you’ll soon reap the rewards. Make this year better than last by getting to grips with what it is you need to do to live a better life. We’ve put together a list of some things you should focus on during your journey.

Change what you can and accept what you can’t 

Every one of us has things we dislike about ourselves, or the people around us. If you spend hours in front of the mirror, it’s time to stop. An excellent way to get over our obsession with dissatisfaction is to work out what we can change, and what we can’t. That way, you can take positive steps towards changing certain things. You can also take steps towards accepting the things that are there to stay. With your body, there’s plenty you can do to make the changes you crave.

If you’re unhappy with your waistline, start exercising and eating right. If you’re unhappy with an old tattoo, look into tattoo removal. If you’re unhappy with your fashion, stock up on new clothes! Once you’ve tackled the small niggles, you’ll see the parts of yourself you should accept. There’s nothing you can do about the color of your eyes or the size of your nose. The kindest thing you can do is take time to learn to love those parts of yourself. Accept that you are beautiful! It’s not just appearance that needs attention, either. If your friendships are dragging you down, it may be time to cut those negative people from your life.

Take Time Out

Life is busy, and you’re probably busy too. When was the last time you made space for yourself in your life? When you think about it, it’ll probably surprise you. Taking time out is essential for a peaceful mind and a positive mindset. You should set times when you escape the stress of modern life and relax. If this is a new concept, start small. Something as simple as turning your phone off when you’re having a bath will help you. You can build this practice until you go hours without the interruption of technology. Once you’ve done this a few times, you’ll realize how uptight technology makes you. If you struggle to turn off, aids can help you in those early days. Meditation is an excellent way of switching off to all the noise.

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Find things you love 

Nothing works better for happiness than finding things you love. It could be anything, from people to hobbies. Surrounding yourself with things you love is sure to make you happier this year. Once you’ve cut out the negative people, you can focus on finding individuals who make you feel positive. Sign up for courses in the things you love. You might just meet like minded people there!

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