Hey Dreamers! It’s 2018! It’s a new year, a fresh start. 2017 was a wonderful year. I will never forget all the memories and achievements of 2017. How do years always pass by so fast? I remember this day last year so clearly. And now it’s 2018. Time to make new memories and accomplish more things.
We have 365 days in a year. These should be some of the best days in your life. I wanted to talk to you guys, a little about how to make the best of a new year.
1. Keep learning new things
This could mean anything, it could be as hard as learning a new hobby, or as simple as learning a new word. You can also learn something new about your current hobbies. This year, I want to learn more about photography, and I want to improve my vocabulary.
2. Practice your favorite hobby
Whether that’s playing soccer, drawing or reading. You can always improve. Keep practicing, and practicing some more. I want to improve at writing, art and playing the piano.
3. Reduce the use of devices
Now, I know we’re all bloggers and we need our devices to blog. I’m not saying you have to completely stop using devices. I just think that we need to reduce the amount o time we spend on our devices. Personally, I get very distracted when I’m around devices. And the truth is, My writing, or art comes out much better when I stay away from them.
4. Spend time with your friends and family
The best way, you can make your days amazing is to spend time with the people you care about. I always feel s much better after I spend time with my friends and family.
5. Find something good in every day
My last tip is to be grateful everyday. I saw a quote the other day that said “Every day might not be good but there is something good in every day.” That is so true. If you want to have an amazing year, you have to focus on the good things.
Last year, I had decorated this jar and called it my “Happiness Jar.” Here’s a picture:
Every day, I would take a sticky note and with down something good that happened, something that made me happy. I was not successful in doing this for the whole year, but I did it till about mid-April. After that, I just put in sticky notes once in a while.
Yesterday, I emptied out the jar and read all the sticky notes. They all made me smile. I think this method is very effective. It makes you think about the little things, and it doesn’t take a lot of time. Your ‘good thing’ can be as small as getting a good grade on an assignment or as big as winning something, but there will always be something.
You can make this jar for many different things. You could put in something new you learnt everyday, or something funny that happened.
Thank you for reading this post. Happy New Year, to all of you. I hope 2018 treats you well. I hope you make amazing memories and have great accomplishments.