4 Simple Ways to Be A Joyful You
The New Year is very important time to many people. February is the second month of the year and we all begin to reflecting on the things need to accomplished for new year. It’s no secret how quickly time is approaching and the years are speeding up. Earlier this week I had lunch with one of my friends and she shared with me how the holidays are the best season of the year but also can be a little difficult. One suggestion I would give during the new year is to take time to enjoy your family, friends and be a joyful you. Don’t allow what you don’t have to hinder you from celebrating how far you’ve come from last year and what is ahead for the new year. Sometimes the entering a new year can be stressful, overwhelming and difficult of high expectation. I would like to encourage you with 4 key principles of how to be a joyful you and enjoy the new year with others:
- Stop comparing your season to someone else.
Oftentimes, we compare ourselves to someone else’s experiences and we forget how good God has been to us during the year. Comparison is a silent killer that destroys the identity God has created for you. Be happy and embrace who you are. Do something special for yourself such as watching your favorite movie, make DIY projects (a spa day at home, baking cookies or having friends over for a vision board party.) When you take your mind off others, you become happy.
- Don’t make promises or commitments you really don’t want make.
Making promises that you can’t fulfill causes you to become stressed. So often we make unrealistic commitments that leads to complaining and not being happy. Set small and short goals for yourself. When you set a small goal, you’re able to accomplish it faster and be more comfortable achieving it. Also, read encouraging books that will boast your confidence and esteem. One of the books I recommend to read is “A Confident Heart by: Renee Swope
- Don’t feel the pressure to spend money that you don’t have.
One of the things that will stress you entering new year is money. You can create ways to show your love and appreciation to others by making a gift basket of their favorite things or creating a picture collage. You can also invite family and friends over to cook a meal. Just remember that it’s not about the amount of money spent; it’s the love and thought.
- Managing your time carefully.
Avoid trying to cram too many activities for the New Year. Set limits and boundaries. Making a schedule of what to do during those days will prevent you from being stressed, sick and overwhelmed. This will help keep track of your time. Planning time with family and friends on days you are available will help you remain relaxed, joyful and happy to be around.
I hope these 4 steps help you for of being a Joyful You!