What are you envisioning for the year ahead? Are there changes you would like to make? Do you have some goals in mind, some New Year’s resolutions? Or, maybe the past 12 months were difficult for you, and you’re just hoping the next year will be better than the one you're saying good-bye to.
Whatever your vision is for the new year, you want the year ahead to be a successful one. There are bound to be events you won’t have control over, but you can still influence your circumstances through the choices you make. Your choices matter, and better choices will lead to better outcomes.
Here are five choices you can make in the new year that are guaranteed to set you up for success.
Even the best of friendships can encounter a bit of turbulence from time to time. From feeling ignored and neglected, to feeling offended or taken advantage of, there are all kinds of issues that can crop up to sour a friendship.
Once feelings are hurt and emotions are running high, you may be tempted to call it quits and walk away from the friendship altogether. This is precisely when you need to hit the pause button and take time to reflect, so you don’t make a decision you later regret.
As you reflect, here are some questions to ask yourself before you cast a friendship aside.
Depression is a complex condition that clouds your mind, drains your energy, and robs your joy. You no longer have the drive and motivation you once had, as you struggle to push through what feels like a thick, dense fog.
There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to depression, since every person has their own unique make-up and circumstances. Your depression may be linked to a specific event (or sequence of events) you’re dealing with. Or, maybe you have no idea why you’re feeling depressed.
Whatever your personal situation, changing your diet can help reduce symptoms of depression, while boosting your energy, focus, and mental clarity.
Christmas is coming, and there are plenty of folks who are eager to dive into all the holiday festivities. Most introverts, on the other hand, are feeling far more apprehension than eagerness as the holiday season approaches.
While the holidays can be a stressful time for introverts, there are steps you can take to manage things. The key is being pro-active and planning ahead. With some forethought and a few simple steps, you’ll be in a position to enjoy the holidays, rather then being stressed out and overwhelmed by them.
Here are 12 planning tips to help introverts get through the holidays.
Tips for achieving optimal wellness, inside and out.