1. Let go of expectations– A lot of times we don’t do something or ask for something because we believe that we know what the result will be. How many of us say “Oh I know what he/she will say” or “I already know how this meeting will go”? None of us have a crystal ball, so we don’t know for certain how something will play out. Remember, the answer will always be NO if you don’t ask and you will NEVER have what you want if you don’t at least try!
2. Get Support and a Support System– As much as some of us (yes me included) hate asking for help, we all need it at some point. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness. It’s interesting that most people who hate asking for help, are the first ones to offer help to others. Let other’s help you, it makes them feel good to do so. Also, asking others for help maintains your support system. Keep in contact with people, no matter if they are near or far, you don’t want to only reach out to someone when you need something.
3. SWEAT!– Although this can be found on every “new year, new you” list, it is for a good reason. A good workout does wonders for the mind and body. It has been proven that endorphins are released when you workout, and they help fight stress. After a good workout your may feel physically tired, but mentally the weight of the day is gone!
4. Change & Adapt– We are creatures of habit, and the most difficult thing can be adapting to change. As our environment changes, we should too. There is so much that is out of our control, the one thing we can control is how we respond and adjust to the changes that happen around us. Be open to change, you’ll see it’s not so bad.
5. Respect YOUR Own Privacy– In this age of social media it is very easy to “over-share”. Be mindful with what you share because you are sharing it with the WORLD! It is OK to wait to make announcements, or not to make any at all. Letting associates, or even strangers in on your life isn’t a requirement. People can be judgmental, there is no need to worry about what strangers or old friends from high school or college think. Only certain people truly care about the ups and downs of your life, and it’s OK to only share and celebrate certain moments with those people. Read More