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Five changes you should consider this year

 Young couple making heart shapes with their hands while exercising outdoors. (Courtesy)

Everyone has goals they have set their mind on whether financial, career ambitions or any other personal goals they want to achieve. Although you probably have your unique list of things you would like to change about yourself, you should consider adopting some of these.

Prioritize mental health: It is wonderful that this topic is discussed more openly, but there are still some gaps that need to be filled. You should make it a personal goal to really assess how you’re feeling by keeping a journal, adopting healthy coping mechanisms whenever you’re feeling stressed or finding a counsellor who can guide you through those tough seasons. 

Do something you are afraid of: The more risks we take, the stronger we become. If you never challenge yourself, you will miss out on some amazing opportunities to grow. Discover your potential this New Year and try something new. 

Be kinder to others: A common trend that has become more popular is self-love. We’re constantly reminded how we need to love ourselves, put our needs before others and always do what’s best for ourselves. However, self-love should not transform into self-obsession. This New Year, we should shift our focus to being kind and considerate towards others, especially as we enter an election period.

Go for check-ups more often: An assumption people tend to have is, if you feel okay, you are in good health. Maybe you will even experience some odd symptoms a couple of times and ignore them only to discover that something serious is going on internally when you go for a check-up. To keep your health in check, schedule more check-ups to ensure everything is fine. If anything is off, you will be able to detect it early and handle it right away before it progresses into something irreversible.

Pay off debt: Money matters are never left out of the list when it comes to New Year resolutions. If you ask around, you will hear different plans like making more money and so many other financial goals. Before all these milestones are reached, the issue of debt should be addressed. Having unpaid loans could slow down any progress you’re trying to make. 

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