2017 – probably the craziest year ever – is finally coming to a close. It’s time to center ourselves, and get ready for a much better 2018. Happiness involves the mind, body, and soul being in blissful alignment. Check out 11 ways that you can help make this upcoming year your best ever.
A Prayer for the New Year
Whether or not your beliefs include something bigger than ourselves, this prayer for the new year is a great way to reflect. It will help you feel gratitude for positive things that happened this year, while also setting your intentions for 2018.
A Fresh Start
What everyone looks forward to at the beginning of a new year is just that, a beginning. It is the perfect time to start anew, to try again at having the life you want, and to continue the good progress you previously started. Instead of being a prisoner of the past, take this moment to let go of what’s not serving you, and try something new!
Create a Vision Board
A great way to plan out this fabulous new year you will have is by creating a vision board. You simply cut out pictures of words and photos that describe what you want and envision for your life, and affix them to a board. A vision board will help you to identify what you want, place a focus on it, and help you manifest it in your life.
The Right Riches
Sure, being monetarily rich is great, but the true riches are what matter. This handy reminder will help you set a goal, while also focusing on what’s important.
Be An Enthusiast in Life
Day-to-day life can keep us in robot mode. It’s easy to forget that it’s crucial to have something in your life that you are passionate about. There are probably several things in your life that you enjoy. Make 2018 an even better year by becoming passionate about these things and deriving all the joy you can from them!
Crystals have healing properties that can help get you ready for the new year. One crystal in particular, tourmaline, helps ground energy, as well as absorbing and protecting against bad energy. You can learn more about other great crystals and their properties here.
Saging, also known as smudging, is another great way to rid your environment of funky energy. You can sage yourself, an object, or a room/apartment/house to clear the way for good things to come. Learn how to sage here.
The body was meant to move. Unfortunately, over the years, humans have gone from being hunters, gatherers, and nomads to becoming less active, car driving, sedentary people. That’s why it’s always a healthy choice to incorporate at least 30 minutes of exercise a day. Start small–every bit counts. Yoga is a great way to get fit–just check out all the benefits!
Aligning Your Chakras
It’s true, there’s no need to wait for 2018 to start changing things for the better. Aligning the seven main chakras, the wheels of energy in the body, bringing the entire self into alignment. One way to do this is by following the seven steps to happiness, which are detailed above.
You Become What You Believe
We often get caught up in negative thinking, which can have negative outcomes. You see, what you believe, think, and focus on, you become. You manifest what you focus on, so for 2018, attract happiness, success, and all the positive vibes in the world by thinking about those things!
Just as you are what you believe, it has always been said that you are what you eat. What you consume affects your body, as well as your mind. A good way to make sure everything you eat is healthier than what you ate this year is by using this handy ingredient guide. All these are things you shouldn’t be putting in your body.