New Year gives us the opportunity to make changes in our lives. Oftentimes, it is seen as a time of rebirth and the chance to start anew. Come January 1, we look at our bad habits, faults and flaws and resolve to do better in the future.

Although it’s already the end of January, it’s not yet too late to make a resolution for yourself. This may be a list of simple goals and promises, but they’ll have you on your way toward a better life.

Put time for you on the calendar

We are pulled in many directions and rarely stop to recharge. Do yourself a favor and carve out one night a week for yourself where you get to do whatever you want. Remember, all work and no play is a recipe for physical and mental disaster.

Heal rifts

A lot of people think that uttering the words, “I’m sorry” make us look weak. But being able to apologize and accept that you have done something wrong shows strength.

New Year is the perfect time to get in touch with your friends and loved ones. So, go ahead and pick up the phone or send them a text. Mind you, a simple apology will help you sleep better at night.

Start each day with a happy thought

Make a conscious effort to start each and every day with a positive thought. Living a busy life, we tend to forget about the blessings we have received and get distracted by the little things that don’t go right. Start your day on a high note and be ready to welcome the day with a smile on your face.

Stop worrying

Constant worrying may lead to stress and anxiety. Don’t let your concerns take over your life. When you have the weight of the world on your shoulders, you forget to have fun and let go. If work is stressing you out, it might be best to take a moment and step away from your desk.