The hustle and bustle of the holidays is over and 2018 is upon us. Many people use the beginning of the new year to have a fresh start and make some positive changes in their life.
Whether that means losing weight, exercising more, quitting an addiction, getting your finances in order, spending more time with loved ones, spending less time in front of distractions like television, electronic games or social media, or devoting more time or money to your favourite charitable cause, it's important to have a strategy. Breaking it down into bite-size steps can prevent that feeling of overwhelm and analysis paralysis.
Your local libraries, continuing education facilities and community centres have a wide selection of free and inexpensive programs relating to all aspects of your life. Stop in or pick up one of their brochures to see how they can help you meet your objectives.
No matter what your goals are, tracking your progress will help keep you motivated. This can be as simple as a small notebook, or find an app on your phone or tablet if that's more your style.
Decide what's important to you in 2018 and design a plan so you can make that happen. In 2018 there are more tools available than ever before, so get busy designing the life of your dreams.