AS cliche as it may sound, the “New Year, New Me” phrase has been a yearly devotion for many Millennials and Gen Zs. Some aim to change their hair as a sign of new beginnings, while others change their environment to build a new vocation and lively atmosphere.
Regardless of the approach, this phrase is a dare that motivates you to become better at what you do and to be who you really are. Because, as they say, life is an endless discovery.
But discovering new perspectives doesn’t always equate to learning what you don’t know. Sometimes, the habits many opt to neglect are the things they need to improve themselves.
Keep your mind healthy and happy while achieving that New Year Glow with these five habits you should learn in 2023:
Spending quality time with loved ones
The past two years have been challenging for everyone because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also led people to realize that life is unpredictable and that they should not take things for granted. With everyone’s confinement at home due to the lockdowns, more families were able to catch up on missed conversations and memories.
In a study conducted by Bradford Wilcox and Jeffrey Dew, it was discovered that individuals who spent quality time with their loved one at least once per week were 3.5 times more likely to report being “very happy” in their lives compared to those who didn’t spend quality time with loved ones.
Spending quality time together, according to Wilcox and Dew, can improve your relationship in many different ways, including the following aspects:
Communication. It frees up your time to communicate without interruptions and lets you stay up to date with your family members and what’s happening in both of your lives at the same time.
Novelty. It is much more likely that you will defy the tendency to take each other for granted if you participate in enjoyable, stimulating, and uncommon activities.
Eros. Keeping your romance alive throughout time can be aided by planning fun times spent together.
Commitment. It has the potential to encourage a greater sense of belonging. When you make spending time with one another a top priority, you are sending a message to others about the significance of your relationship.
De-stress. One of the most significant obstacles that partners or families might face is stress. You will be able to relax, have fun, and unwind more effectively if you arrange time together in advance.
Work and life balance
A 2022 Happiness Index Report said that an individual’s ability to keep a healthy work-life balance could benefit their health and relationships and boost their productivity and, ultimately, their performance.
If the job that your employees do is not viewed as a burden, then they will work harder, make fewer blunders, and have a greater likelihood of becoming brand champions for your firm, the report said.
Manage your finances
When you start managing your finances, you’ll have a clearer picture of where and how you’re spending your money, which is an essential step towards being financially independent. This can make it easier for you to stick to your budget and perhaps contribute to an increase in your savings. You will also discover how to take charge of your money, which will allow you to meet your profitable and sustainable growth.
Mayo Clinic said meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace, and balance, all of which are beneficial to your mental and physical health.
You may also use it to relax and cope with stress by redirecting your attention to something calming. Learning to meditate can assist you in maintaining inner calm and centering yourself more effectively.
Remember that life is not always about competition. By thinking in “win-win” situations, you can see things differently.
One advantage of adopting a mindset of win-win cooperation is that it lays the groundwork for getting along with other people. It all starts with the conviction that we are all on an even playing field and that no one is better or worse than everyone else.