1. Embrace the new
2. Turn down the noiseBy thinking critically, you are far less prone to making assumptions and quick judgements about things. Your decision-making and problem-solving will improve, and you will be able to tap into your natural creativity. Use this skill to take a closer look at how much you are using your smartphone, and to control the overload of information that we are all bombarded with each day. You will immediately feel less overwhelmed.
3. Listen upGive all your relationships a big boost by practising empathy. Give others the gift of your attention by actively listening. This will give all your relationships, whether personal or professional, the X-factor. This will require reflection, mindfulness, and the ability to look up from your smartphone on a regular basis. Mindfulness helps you be more present, calmer, and less reactive. It activates the parts of your brain that are naturally hard-wired to be empathetic. Winter is a perfect time for this kind of reflection.
4. Think about what you value
Integrity is something that you can build simply by living your life more aligned to your values. Own your values to tap into true happiness. The new year is a great time to think about what you value most, and to what extent that is reflected in your day-to-day life and actions. If it’s not, change it.