With every new year comes new opportunities and room for personal growth. You may have decided to be a better person this new year but aren’t sure what that means or how to do it. We all make mistakes in life, and we should never permanently judge people for something they did at their worst. It’s never too late to change into the type of person people will remember fondly.
Think of someone you look up to in your life- what about them makes you think they’re a good person? Is it because they have a great moral compass that continually drives them to do the right thing, even when it’d be easier not to? Is it their hard-working nature? Or the fact that they give their time and energy to those in need?
Have you ever witnessed someone go from being less-than-good to admirable because they chose to improve themselves? These are all good things to ask yourself if you want to change your life and become a better person. In addition to pondering these questions, making the five changes listed below will dramatically improve you and allow you to grow.
For extra guidance and advice on what changes to make for the year ahead, I like to consult genuine and talented psychics at the start of every year. These readings open my eyes and give me a fresh start to begin the year right! I ask them questions and discuss any lingering doubts about my relationship, life purpose, career, etc. The answers help me plan for the rest of the year to reach my ultimate goals.
It says a lot about someone who always keeps their word, no matter their circumstances. If you’ve allowed yourself to flake out on plans or promises in the past, keeping your word is an excellent place to start on your journey to being a better person. Keeping your word despite obstacles and misfortune is one of the best ways to build respect from others.
It also makes you intentional with your commitments and ensures you follow through with them. Be advised that keeping your word and following through on your promises may mean saying “no” to favors more often. However, people will know that when you say “yes,” you’re serious and will go through with it. This dependability will cause them to respect you all the more for it.
If you’ve ever flown on an airplane, you know that in an emergency, you must put your oxygen mask on first before you help anyone else with theirs. The same concept should be applied in your daily life as well. How can you be a good person and help others when you’re not even helping or caring for yourself??
You’re more helpful when you have things in order, so prioritize putting yourself first this new year. Taking care of yourself can mean a lot of different things. One of the best changes you can make is to replace unhealthy foods with nutrient-rich ones. Other things you can do are, nurturing your mind and body with meditation and physical exercise, avoiding drugs and alcohol, and indulging in things that make you happy more often.
Put your needs and priorities first when others ask things of you. Draining and exhausting yourself to care for everyone else will leave you worn out and burn you out mentally. This way of life isn’t healthy, and you’ll help more people if you’re healthy and happy.
It’s an unfortunate truth that most of the time, the right choice is also the most difficult one. After all, if the right choice were always easy, more people would make the right choice. But as you probably know, we live in a world where we constantly make bad decisions.
The right choice is usually the hardest because it requires sacrifices on your behalf- resources, time, energy, etc. It’s easier to make a choice that doesn’t cost you anything, even if it affects others negatively. If you’ve been lazy or selfish in the past and always took the easy way out, make it your goal for the new year to make the right choice, even if it’s difficult at the time.
I promise you won’t regret doing the right thing. Also, doing the right thing becomes a habit and easier the more you do it. Your self-respect will grow, and others will respect and look up to you more. You might even influence those around you and be the one they seek for guidance when faced with difficult choices.
We know how busy life can get and how easy it is to cancel plans with others if you’re too stressed or tired to show up. However, flakiness isn’t a good trait, especially if you aim to be a better person. When you cancel plans with someone, they could interpret it as not worth your time or energy. It might convey that their time is less valuable than yours or that they’re not a priority in your life.
Showing up to celebrate other people’s special occasions when invited shows them you care about them and that they’re an essential part of your life. Considering their feelings and putting in the time and effort to show up for others says a lot about you, and they’ll treasure you and your relationship. Of course, it’s different if you have a valid reason to cancel, such as an illness or emergency. I’m only referring to canceling plans because you decide you no longer want to or something better comes up.
Expanding your mind is a great way to grow. There are many ways to open your mind, like interacting with new people, traveling, reading books, learning something new, etc. However, I’ve learned that the best and easiest way to open your mind is as simple as listening to others. It’s no secret that we live in a politically charged and divided world; the best thing we can do in these strained times is try to understand and empathize with one another.
It almost feels like we’re being divided and pitted against each other, which would make sense since we’re easier to control when divided versus united. But imagine how much more powerful we would all be as a group if we decided to be better people. If we listened to each other without criticism, practiced patience, and tried to see things from others’ perspectives and point-of-view.
We can continue to work against each other or become stronger by coming together and working on accepting each other. By keeping an open mind, you’ll not only become a better person, but you’ll also be helping bridge the societal divide we’re currently experiencing. These changes may seem complicated or intimidating, but if you work on them individually, you’ll find they are entirely doable and wonder why it took you so long to make them!
You’ll see remarkable changes in yourself and your daily life; your friends and family will also notice and be proud of the person you have become. If you need help and guidance in making your dreams of self-improvement a reality, don’t hesitate to get life advice from a psychic. They’ve helped me more than I can ever explain. It’s time to take advantage of the new year and make it the best yet!