Simple things to make your life simpler


Simple things in life can go a long way in ensuring that you are at your best always. Try these tips and see the difference…
Don’t let people affect you
There are many different kinds of people and the way they react to different situations makes them positive of negative. Make sure you stay away from people who are always negative about everything. They will drag you down too and you will soon be engulfed in negativity. So, laugh a lot and stay with people who do the same and are easy to laugh with. Stay around people who make you feel happy, buoyant and positive people who make you want to really live life.
One of the first things you should do is to go in for a detox. After over-indulging during the festive season, detoxifying your system would be a good idea. Start by cutting down on your alcohol and junk food consumption for a month. Another good option is to add certain foods to you diet to aid the detox process — for example lemons are packed with antioxidants like vitamin C while ginger is known to improve digestion.
Meet new people
Still haven’t met the love of your life? Then sitting at home and waiting for him/ her to knock on your door won’t help. Try to socialise as much as you can, meet new people, make contacts. Don’t be nervous — tell yourself that other people are probably just as nervous as you.
Take mistakes in your stride
Let’s face it. We all make mistakes. They could be big, small, heartbreaking or damaging. The first thing you need to do is to accept it. Instead of getting worked up about things, learn from your mistakes so that you can avoid them in the future.
Start a new hobby
While you may lead a highly busy and stressful life, try and make some time for yourself to simply step out of the house. Whether it is just for a stroll, taking your pet for a walk, meeting a friend, or going to the supermarket get out of the house. Experts say that being cooped-up all day at work or home can cause fatigue. And you need to do, is to step out to unwind. You could even join a new class, start a new hobby or attend a workshop. Not only will you meet new people, you will also be trying out new things, making your life fulfilling.
Let go of bad habits
How many times have you told yourself that you will let go of a bad habit only to do it two days later? We all have bad habits, and getting rid of them can never be easy.What you can do though is to start slow.Don’t be over enthusiastic and try to give them all up together. Be realistic and make a list of vices you want to give up.Tell people close to you what your goals are, so that they can encourage you and dissuade you from slipping up..
Be positive
If you want to have a great year, you need to focus on staying positive. Take each situation with a calm approach and a ‘glass half-full’ mentality. This optimism will go a long way in making a positive difference in your life. Not only will your stress levels go down, you will also improve your cardiovascular health.
Take it slow
While the list of your resolutions might be a mile long, implementing them in your life need not be a task. Start by making small changes. No one achieved anything by making lofty resolutions, which they realized were too tough just in a day. As gung-ho as you feel when you’re planning to lose five kgs in a month, it is simpler said than done. And when you don’t end up sticking to ambitious resolutions, you feel let down. The best thing to do is to work with things at your own pace. Focus on achievable goals.
Get your finances in order
Do you chart out a budget or simply go with the flow? Do you over-step your budget or stay within it? Money troubles can be very stressful. Start by planning your budget for the month and then stick to it.Make aconscious effort to save more. Find out areas where you can cut expenditure and look out for bargains.

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