Ready to make 2018 even better than 2017? If you’re hoping to upgrade your life this year, this post is for you. Upgrading your life doesn’t mean dropping lots of cash, but instead means finding great ways to get the most bang for your buck and be your best self.
Here are some top ways to upgrade your life this year:
Take power naps
If you haven’t yet been introduced to the concept of napping, you’ve been missing out. You may assume that you’ll wake up feeling groggy, but there are a number of apps that can wake you up at the perfect time so you don’t enter a deep sleep.
Just be sure to take your nap at the best time. For most people, an afternoon nap between noon and 4pm will work well. Just make sure you only nap for between 20 and 40 minutes so you don’t find it difficult to sleep that night. And give yourself a good 10 minutes to wake up fully before you begin working on a difficult task.
When you’re organised, you’ll have reduced stress, a greater sense of control, and more confidence. You’ll also be able to concentrate better on the things that really matter. That’s because you’ll be avoiding the unnecessary clutter that occurs when you’re not really sure what you should be doing at any given time.
Start writing things down. If you’re not yet a list person, it’s time to become one. Have a clean out and give everything a specific place. Put things back in their place as soon as you’re done using them, and regularly declutter so you can have a more minimalist life.
This doesn’t need to mean you go crazy at the mall, but every now and again, it’s a good idea to give yourself a little treat. Get flowers delivered in Melbourne and enjoy seeing them sitting on your kitchen bench or in your bathroom. Run a bubble bath and put on a face mask. Save up for that designer bag you’ve always wanted and buy it guilt-free. While it’s important to spend responsibly, you should also be able to enjoy your money this year.
Spend time alone
Does the idea of going to another party or networking event make you want to crawl into bed and pull the covers over your head? Maybe you’ve been busy with kids and work obligations and you can’t remember the last time you had a few hours alone? Make sure that you carve out some time for yourself each week. Whether you want to get a massage or a manicure, go for a run, or lie in the bath with a good book, this type of self-care is crucial for your well being and will massively upgrade your life.