How to become a better ‘you’ in 2020
With the new year just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your New Year’s resolution for 2020. In this blog we give away 5 habits that will help guide you to achieve your ultimate 2020 goal, followed by 5 inspiring quotes that will stimulate you mentally in becoming the best version of yourself.
1. Get enough sleep
Sleep is the most important generator for energy. A good nights sleep keeps the mind and body healthy and going. The average adult needs 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night to feel rested the next day. When feeling rested, you will be able to achieve more things during the day. You will be more productive and happier, after having enough sleep.
2. Exercise everyday
Exercising every day will work wonders on your fitness. In the long run, this will improve your energy levels which will have a positive effect on your overall life. If you ask us, swimming is the perfect sport to exercise each day. If you don’t have time to go swimming every day, there are tons of other exercising possibilities that will help you improve your physical health. For instance, going to the gym, or even doing some exercises at home is a great solution to stay in shape.
3. Have a goal in mind
Setting goals will help you reach certain things in life. The process of writing your goal will clarify what you desire. Having a clear sight of what you want in life is an important motivator that will give your life a greater purpose. It is important to, once you have set them, commit to these goals. Whatever you are doing in life, don’t lose sight of what you really want. Keep your eye on the prize, this will encourage you to work hard and make them happen.
4. Planning is key
Just like we have seen in some of our previous blogs, it is always a good idea to have a plan in mind. This can be a yearly, monthly, or even a daily plan. Try to set short-term goals, to work up to the bigger, long-term, goal. Taking smaller steps will make it easier to make progress in completing your ultimate goal. Crossing off small steps of your to do-list is also a good motivator to keep going, because it will bring that big wish closer to you bit per bit.
5. Realize it’s a process
Don’t rush it. Getting to where you want in life is a process and can sometimes take time. Don’t get discouraged if reaching your goal takes a bit of time. Setbacks are a part of learning, and learning means moving forward. It is good to remind yourself every now and then on what your end destination is, and to understand that it is a process that requires hard work and dedication.
Sometimes you just need to hear an inspiring quote to give you the motivation you need. Here are 5 of them:
"I’d rather choke on greatness than nibble on mediocracy."
- Author Unknown
Strive to be the best possible version of yourself, every day. Don’t underestimate yourself, you’re almost always better than you think you are.
"It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live."
- Marcus Aurelius
If there is something you want or want to achieve, stop just thinking about it, start doing what it takes to reach it.
"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it."
- Charles R. Swindoll
Everyone has to deal with a little setback at some point in their life. The difference is how you react to it. Seek to learn from your mistakes and move on to do better.
"Comparison is the thief of joy."
- Theodore Roosevelt
Spend time on self-improvement rather than fascination over competitors. Reflect on your own actions rather than looking at how others are doing.
"Selfish people end up having only their self."
- Author Unknown
Treat people the way you want to be treated. Respect cannot be forced, it is earned. Be kind to others, because you never know what they are going through.
Team Swimtraxx wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May 2020 bring you nothing but happiness and joy.
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