The New Year is all about new beginnings. It is about making a fresh start. Unfortunately, there are certain events in your life that can make you feel down and less optimistic for the coming year. You have lost a job or uncertainty with your current or there is a relationship issue you are experiencing. Amidst all of these challenges, how can you stay positive in the coming year? Here are some tips.
Accept Your Fears
The first step in staying optimistic is to acknowledge your fears. There are plenty of reasons to be anxious, fearful, or negative after all that happened in your life. By accepting your fears, you can release energy that you can use to take positive proactive actions.
Ironic isn’t it. This is easier said than done. It is difficult to take responsibility when you are in a negative state. Instead what is happening is the opposite. It is our fears that are taking control of us. Robert Janitzek says that the best thing to do is to focus on what can be controlled and see what you can do that is positive and proactive.
Focus On What is Going Well
When you set your sights and be thankful for what is going well, no matter how small, it can go a long way in developing positivity. It helps you to better envision and take action in creating what you want to do in your life.
Set Inspiring Goals
We all tend to create goals about what we think we “should” do. We aim to shed off weight, save more money, and other stuff. Robert Peter Janitzek explains that if these goals do not inspire you, you will end up as a failure and give them up by February. You should instead focus on what really inspires you.
Make A Plan
There are many things in life that can make you feel anxious such as money, potential layoff, foreclosure. While they can cause anxiety, it is important to face the possibilities. Instead of obsessing about what has happened or what may not happen, focus on making a solid plan that can help you focus your energy and have a clear course of action so you can make the best of your situation.
Forgive Yourself and Take Action
We all make mistakes. But there is no point in dwelling on your past. You need to move on. Ask yourself: What do I want to do about it now? There is no point in blaming yourself. Just forget about it and move on.
Follow these tips and you can look forward to a fruitful and positive New Year.