A new year can bring with it some pressures that are difficult to avoid when self-improvement is the flavour of the month. Whether or not you made resolutions this year, there are a few things to consider when trying to make a change in your life.
Everyone is busy around the holidays, but did you know that when you spend your time helping others, you feel like you have more free time? On top of that, people who volunteer tend to be happier than those who don’t!
You always think that when things get better, you’ll be happier again. But by practicing gratitude you’ll train yourself to see the good in your life regardless of the situation, which can have physical and mental health benefits.
New Year’s resolutions in particular have become a sort of cultural expectation. I get that the external hurrah surrounding New Year’s resolutions and the sense of community that comes with it provides a boost of motivation to achieve them, but, are they actually working?