Small Things You Can Do To Make 2017 Your Best Year Yet

Change for the better

By now you've probably acknowledged the fact that change can be unpredictable and at times scary to think about, however, some changes are good. The best changes are the ones that improve our physical, emotional, and spiritual health. With this in mind, we recommend small things you can do to make 2017 your best year yet.With this in mind, we recommend small things you can do to make 2017 your best year yet.

Get rid of the negativity

If there are toxic people in your life it's time to take a step back and ask yourself why are you keeping them around? To succeed and truly embrace the opportunities available to you, a positive environment and mindset are essential.  Whether you distance yourself from the negativity or find ways to be optimistic on your own, it can't hurt to discover what's out there.

Self-reflection

Start a journal and reflect on anything that can help you clear your head.  A fresh start begins with a clear mind and room to appreciate the little things. Writing also encourages less stress and therefore more time to do what you love without to much doubt or anxiety.  Remaining organized is essential for making this year yours and having a place for your thoughts, dreams, and aspirations can only benefit you in the long run.

Try something new

Get out of your comfort zone.  We can't stress this one enough. Sometimes our biggest obstacle in life is doubt, and it is a weight that can only get worse if it isn't managed properly. Confidence is improved by the challenges and goals we set for ourselves. However, if risk-taking isn't your cup of tea don't worry about it.  Trying something new can start small just like accomplishing your work goals vs. tasks around the house.  Maybe you find yourself wanting to try a new food, taking the initiative in the workplace, or even being a little more adventurous in your way.  Spontaneous roundtrips, new wardrobe, attitude, etc...the possibilities are endless!

Build your network

Making connections at your work, internship, college, and school is so important. Maintaining confidence in yourself and career depends on the people you know, and sets you apart from everyone else.  For job seekers, the stress is reduced based on who you know, and for people looking for a job change, it's all about connections.  Think of the recent graduates applying for jobs and not hearing anything back. Because the recruiters and company don't know you personally, they may not even get to your application.  With the right networking, it is possible to get your foot in the door and make those opportunities available to you. 2017 should be a year of opportunity and to build your network is one of them. Surprisingly, it's a lot easier than you think and thanks to various professional social media sites all it takes is a little effort and keeping a clean online appearance as well.

 Challenge yourself

Let 2017 be a year of opportunity and challenges.  Learn to balance the good and bad without much hesitation. You might be surprised.  Embrace what makes you happy and encourage others to do the same. Each year there will be new challenges, but with the right motivation, anything is possible.