Now that the New Year doesn’t feel quite so new, most of us have already forgotten – if only temporarily – our resolutions. Just because you didn’t change your entire life in the first few weeks of the year doesn’t mean that you have to give up and wait to accomplish your goals until next year. You simply need a little extra motivation and tips that will help you make 2013 the most successful year you’ve had to date. You might actually be surprised to see what experts recommend you do to turn your life into the success you’ve always wanted.
Take a Break
No matter how hard you are working and how much you have left to do, you’re going to burn yourself out if you don’t take a break. If that isn’t the epitome of great advice, I don’t know what is. When you’re working hard to achieve your goals you might forget about yourself, which means you’re going to end up tired, worn out, and ready for a break. Take a few minutes each down or a couple of hours each week to focus solely on you and what you want to do to relax.
Sometimes it’s hard to stay focused when you are focusing on the wrong stuff. For example, if you have to meet a deadline, you shouldn’t focus on the fact that you only have two days to do everything on your list. Instead, focus on the fact that you have two whole days to get everything done and that in two days you will get a much needed break. Focusing on the good aspects of life can make even the worst aspects seem less horrible.
Stop Talking and Start Doing
You know that actions speak louder than words, but in the case of being productive, your actions scream in comparison to your words. When you talk about how unproductive you’re being, you’re actually going to become even more unproductive. You are perpetuating your own failure by talking about how much you should be doing and how little you actually are doing; stop talking and get to work.