When a new year begins, there’s a renewed sense of hope in the air. Leave all the negative energy of 2020 behind you because it’s time for a fresh start.

Something about a new beginning helps us realize that we have an opportunity to make positive changes in our lives. We can break old habits, replace them with healthier ones, and work toward becoming the person we want to be. If you want to set a New Year’s resolution or two, here are a few helpful tips to keep in mind:

Goals For Growth

It’s 2021, and you’ve decided that you want to make changes in your life. Now the question is: where do you start?

You might set a goal along the lines of, I want to be kinder to myself. Try to focus on challenging any negative self-talk in your mind. Rather than bringing yourself down because of a shortcoming, remind yourself of all your strong qualities.

For personal growth, try making a goal like, I want to take better care of myself. You can try to add more nurturing practices to your daily routine like meditation, mindfulness, and treating yourself with respect.

Each person has a unique set of needs, and our goals will reflect that. Consider which areas of your life you’d like to improve upon, and think about how you can accomplish that.

Setting Goals

There are different kinds of goals for different types of people. Some dreams are as grand as creating a musical masterpiece or reaching the highest level in their  chosen profession. For others, a dream can be as simple as sorting through piles of paperwork and reducing unnecessary clutter.

Setting goals can help us work toward self-improvement. But if you hold yourself to a goal that you can’t achieve, you might set yourself up for disappointment. Start small and build up to bigger accomplishments.

For example, you may have a goal of writing a novel. Rather than setting out to complete it in 6 months, try to work within the timeframe of your whole life. You also have to juggle other responsibilities, which could be your job, schoolwork, relationships, and taking care of yourself.

Staying Resilient 

Change is rarely easy. If we fail to meet our goals by the end of the month, we may feel discouraged. But don’t give up! You don’t need to wait until the first month of the year to set goals and work toward them—February is another time for a new beginning.

For many people, the dawn of a new year is the perfect time to get started on their goals. If you don’t complete them by the end of the month, don’t worry. Each day is an opportunity to start over.

There’s no shame in coming up short when trying to meet your goals. Instead, look at it as a learning opportunity—was there something standing in the way of your progress? How can you address it? This can be a helpful way to identify what’s holding you back in life, and how you can move past it.

The important thing is that you take each challenge one day at a time. When you’re living through a time as unique and stressful as this one, you must remember to take care of yourself. That means forgiving yourself if you don’t quite meet your New Year’s resolutions. Our team at Bare Body Sugaring in Winnipeg is here to support you during this time.