It’s easy to fall into the trap of habits. Those habits can feel safe, but they can also lead us into dead ends and unhappy lives. Breaking free of the constraints of your comfort zone is one of the best ways to give your life a shake-up. If 2018 felt a little exhausting and far too unsatisfying, then it’s time to look at some of the changes that you can make in 2019. If you’re looking for a new lease of life in the new year, and you know that you have the potential to be more and to do more, then here are five ideas for setting the right goals in 2019 and transforming your year.
Learn a New Skill
It’s never been easier to learn something new. From YouTube tutorials on everything from film analysis to car mechanics, whatever you’re interested in, there’s never been a better time to work on your personal development. Learn a new language through the DuoLingo app, or learn some healthy recipes that will change the way that you shop and eat.
Boost Your Career Through Online Education
Sometimes we get stuck in a rut at work. A lack of qualifications can prevent future promotions, but having the time to get those qualifications can be tricky. The good news is that online courses are now available in a huge range of fields, and you can give your career a boost by managing your online education around the rest of your commitments. Whether you’re looking at an art qualification or an online biology degree, make 2019 the year that your education matches your career ambitions.
If you didn’t read a book in 2018, then you missed out. Reading is one of the best pastimes for our own personal growth, and you’re not going to be short of options. Look at some of the bestsellers of the year, and commit to reading at least one book a month. You don’t have to stick to reading the classics. Find the genres that you prefer, and binge read something brilliant!
Enjoy More Travel
Traveling is great for the body and the mind. Exploring the new is always going to be beneficial, and you don’t need to spend a fortune either. If you can’t afford to go jetting off around the world, then a drive to a new city can be just as fun. Plan short and long breaks, and enjoy a mix of tourist travel as well as finding things that are more off the beaten track.
Drink More Water
If there’s one goal you should focus on in 2019, it’s upping your water consumption. While coffee and energy drinks might be all that’s keeping you going in the mornings, you might be surprised at some of the effects of replacing those with water. Great for keeping you more hydrated, drinking more water can also help you feel more energetic and positive.
Making changes to your life doesn’t have to be intimidating. Make small changes, and you’ll find that those bigger changes are much easier. If you left 2018 feeling a little worn out, then these goals could be all that you need to make 2019 a year to remember for all of the right reasons.