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7 Ways to be Mentally Conditioned for the New Year

Health Tips
Dec 29, 2020

2021 is fast approaching! And now that Christmas is behind us, it's time to almost head back to our usual day-to-day activities and take advantage of an array of opportunities that await us. However, if you're not feeling motivated to start the new year, worry not as this guide takes you through seven ways to mentally condition yourself for the great things that lie ahead.

1. Talk to Your Higher Self

It's so easy to forget about work, school projects and all the other important stuff when you're with family and friends. That's why returning to them after a long break can be quite challenging. Engaging in mind-body exercises like meditation and yoga will help you reconnect with your inner self and gain clarity about your goals. 

2. Outline Your Goals

Writing your goals down on a notebook, whiteboard or digital notepad inspires motivation. There's nothing like seeing what you intend to do for the whole year laid out in front of you rather than imagining it. What's more, planning and executing them becomes easier and faster.

3. Repurpose Old Ideas

Did you have a great idea that was put on hold to give way to the holiday break? See how you can repurpose it for a new project, tweaking it accordingly to make it fit the objectives that you wish to achieve. 

4. Reconnect With Like-Minded People

Just as you caught up with family members and friends during the holidays, find time to reconnect with the people within your industry to spark some motivation. These can be the people whom you interact with on a day-to-day basis, or they could be former classmates or colleagues who made a massive contribution to your success.

5. Plan Your Next Move With an Expert

Sometimes, all it takes to condition yourself mentally for the new year is professional guidance. If you're struggling to synchronise your mind and body to start your goals, consulting a natural health practitioner like a life coach, counsellor or hypnotherapist will help you see and align your goals for the year.

6. Highlight Your Work Equipment

Put away your holiday décor and turn the spotlight on your workstation. You can even apply colour therapy, integrating the colours green, yellow and white to stimulate productivity, joy and harmony, respectively.

7. Boost Your Physical Wellbeing

Start working out in your neighbourhood gym, or you can hire a personal trainer if you wish, to achieve a physique that goes perfectly with your sharp mind. 

The new year is a great time to accomplish fresh goals, which you can begin by mentally conditioning yourself. With these seven steps, we're confident that you will succeed in everything you do.

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FAQs About Mind Conditioning & Maintaining Mental Health

How can I change my mind conditioning?

Condition to your mind to see problems as opportunities rather than a threat. It also pays to be constantly grateful for whatever comes your way, whether bad or good. This kind of mindset will enable you to handle anything that life throws your way.

How can I clear my busy mind?

Your mind can only take so much, so you have to unload it once in a while to give it some room to breathe. Reading, exercising and meditating are great ways to relax it. Having a notebook in hand where you can scribble whatever pops up in your head is also helpful.

How can I train myself mentally?

The best way to mould a healthy mindset is to think positively at all times, no matter what the circumstances are. It's also important that you give your mind ample time to recharge by getting enough hours of sleep and engaging in mind-body exercises.

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People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills… There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind… So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself. — MARCUS AURELIUS