The question of New Year goals and resolutions is always in the air this time of year. December is all about reflecting upon the past year. But it is also the most hopeful month: full of optimism, dreams and good intentions. Many people wait until New Year to start new habits because a new calendar year gives us a clean slate. And while it’s not always best to put off until tomorrow what you can do today, setting New Year goals is a tradition that can inspire you to become a better version of yourself.
New Year Goals: First things first
How many times did you write down you New Year resolutions only to give up on them two weeks later or worse, never even trying to fulfill them? Welcome to the club! But, don’t be hard on yourself for this. No matter how many articles on goal setting you’ve read, you probably overlooked a key ingredient needed when chasing your goals. That is: developing a positive mindset. No matter what you are trying to achieve in the upcoming year, without a positive mindset, the greatest predictor of our sustained success, and the drive to want to achieve your goals, you can guarantee failure. A positive mindset is what keeps us going no matter what. It’s helping us to look at the bright side of things and visualize goals, ultimately resulting it reaching them. Without it, you’ll struggle to push through the ups and downs of chasing your dream.
People are biopsychosocial beings and a positive mindset is a product not only of our mental effort but more of the physical environment around us. It’s much harder to develop a positive mindset in a negative environment and visa versa. By improving the space around yourself you’ll soon notice how your mindset will start to change along the way.
Positivity Attracts Positivity
Your surroundings are something that should always inspire and motivate you. And by surroundings I mean pretty much everything: your home, your office, your car and other places you spend a lot of time at. They all matter. Our brain is one unique mechanism, once there nothing escapes it. All the information received from the outside world stays there forever and then influences our decisions, our moods, our life after all. Some powerful stuff, right? So, try to be aware of this and “feed” your brain only “good” stuff that will help you achieve a positive mindset and ultimately reach your goals. But it’s also a two way street. If you consciously nurture your inner sense of happiness, then the outside word becomes your own reflection.
Success Attracts Success
The next step is getting rid of toxic friends in your life that ruin and bring you down. Try to be around positive, successful people who inspire you, somebody you can learn from and look up to. They say we are the products of the 5 people we spend the most time with, which means the old saying “tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are” was always on point.
This is also the perfect time to surprise the friends that inspire you with a little thank you gift. If you want to help inspire their success, and thank them for what they’ve done to inspire you, a flower arrangement is just the thing. Take a look at these beautiful flowers full of symbolism that will help inspire 2019 to be your best year yet!
While nature is often a solution in restoring our inner balance, it’s not always possible to get away from noisy cities, crowded offices and computer screens to recharge every time we need to. Luckily, we can surround ourselves with flowers and plants that attract positive energy. With their mere presence, flowers have a mystical way of raising our spirits.
Here are 3 beautiful plants to keep at home or office for an instant energetic boost. Bring on those positive vibes!
Plants with Positive Energy:
Peace Lilies for Peace Of Mind
Pure white flowers of the peace lilies are associated with the white flag of truce for a good reason. As their name suggests, these delicate blooms promote peace of mind and serenity of those who keep them around. Not to mention, peace lilies are extremely easy to care for, as they love low light and thrive even if you forget to water them. But there’s more to this wonderful low-maintenance flower. Some studies suggest, that they are capable of removing pollutants, such as ammonia, benzene, and formaldehyde from the air. Still thinking what to give yourself or your dear one as a New Year’s gift? Well if this plant didn’t quite cut it, take a look at the option number two!
Bamboo for Luck
A staple housewarming gift lucky bamboo is also a great New Year’s gift. A plant that signifies life and purity, brings positivity, and provides tranquility, this is exactly the type of energy you want to start your year with.
According to feng shui, lucky bamboo can have additional meanings depending on the number of stalks. One stalk stands for meaningful life, two – luck in love and marriage, three – happiness, seven – good health, eight – prosperity. Depending on what type of vibes you want for your home consider the number of stalks you buy carefully.
Lucky bamboo is a type of plant that can never be overwhelming. Buying this plant for each room might be a great option. Two stalk or seven stalk plants would fit well in the bedroom, while three and eight stalks will be a perfect choice for living room and hallway.
Orchids for Love Life
Did you know that the exotic beauty of graceful orchids actually carries a deeper symbolism and serves as a perfect background for developing a positive mindset? That’s great news indeed. Now you can enjoy the variety of shapes and colors knowing that orchids do not only brighten up your room, but also your life. The positive vibes that the plant exudes will help you overcome any worries and difficulties in life. And the bright orchid flowers serve as a perfect reminder that you should always be looking at the bright side of things.
Cultivated for many centuries for their unique appearance, delicate fragrance and symbolism, orchids are also connected with sexuality. Whether it has something to do with frankly erotic aspect of the flower’s sexual parts, but ever since people have associated orchids with fertility, masculinity and sex drive. Talking about another great flower choice for your bedroom!
New Year’s Eve is indeed the perfect time for friends and families to gather all over the world and share their favorite moments from the past year. And many people look at the new year as a chance for a whole new life. But why should we wait till tomorrow when the new life can start today? Perhaps we shouldn’t. There are plenty of reasons why setting your New Year’s resolutions now is actually more beneficial in the long run. If you’re reading this in September, April, or July, you don’t have to wait until December to change your life. Start with the changes now, adopt a positive mindset today, and get on a faster road for achieving your dreams!