Are Good Resolutions Passé? How To Use Them For A Better Life In 2017

New Year 2017_Chispa MagazineAnother new year begins and it is full of excitement and adventures to unfold as time passes. For many, the time of good resolutions seems a little passé, and often the resolutions remain the same year after year: A slimmer you, a fitter you, a kinder you, etc. It may sound childish but new year’s resolutions are a natural part of human behavior. It is the time when you review the previous year and decide for yourself to make amendments during the new year. For this reason, picking the resolutions for the year to come is essential as it helps you to set goals for yourself and make your life a little better. Here are some of the main areas you might want to improve in 2017.

Learn To Love Your House Again With A Maintenance Program
It is easy to fall out of love with your house as time passes and you find yourself struggling with things that break or need fixing in your home. Unfortunately, there is no way around this: A house needs care and regular maintenance. You could start the year with residential air conditioning maintenance so that your home is ready to keep you cool this summer. You can keep a maintenance agenda throughout the year to divide the tasks by season and importance. For example, winter is the time when you need to clean your rain gutter to avoid it getting blocked by dead leaves. Use the spring time to prepare your garden for summer: Trimming, pruning and mowing the lawn sound like a lot but this is no more than a weekend job. As you plan what needs to be done throughout the year to keep your house a homely and inviting place, you will soon revive your love for it and enjoy its clean and fresh atmosphere.

Surround Yourself With Positivity
Don’t start the new year wishing yourself to become a slimmer or more beautiful you. Start the new year with the desire to build a happier path for your future. This means that the changes to bring need to be inside you first: Get mentally stronger. Whether you are going through a stressful time, or you need to recharge your batteries from the daily pressure of society and work, developing a new mental strength will help you to make the most of what 2017 has to offer. This can start by simple things, such as taking the time to breathe before any important decision or even spending more time with friends and loved ones. Being mentally fit is key to the success of your life’s goals, whether they are professional, sentimental, or fitness-related.

Share the Love And Be Kind To Others
Do you wish to become a better person? What defines a better you is entirely personal, but there are ways to do good around yourself that will go in this direction. Giving time and attention to those around you is a positive experience that not only helps them to feel better but also transforms your mood significantly. It is up to you what you choose to direct your attention to, whether you to actively support a charity, or to spend more time with an elderly relative or neighbor, doesn’t matter. What matters is how it will improve your life and theirs.

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Mia Guerra

Mia Guerra

Executive Editor at Chispa Magazine
Executive Editor at Chispa Magazine, Mia Guerra is a writer at heart. Regardless the topic, she loves to investigate, encourage, and ruminate on topics that can make us better people. Aiming to live a Proverbs 31 life, Mia is ecstatic to be following her calling with Chispa. At home she is her husband's sidekick and together they are raising a God-fearing family in Atlanta.
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Executive Editor at Chispa Magazine, Mia Guerra is a writer at heart. Regardless the topic, she loves to investigate, encourage, and ruminate on topics that can make us better people. Aiming to live a Proverbs 31 life, Mia is ecstatic to be following her calling with Chispa. At home she is her husband's sidekick and together they are raising a God-fearing family in Atlanta.