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New Year 2018 - Useful Resources + Apps

Consider the time required for ‘Self-reflection’ so vital if you want to live your life by design. Recognize your accomplishments - reflect on the lessons you learned, as well as the knowledge and skills you acquired - acknowledge your mistakes and missteps so you can use them as a self-improvement tool - analyze how you could do better moving forward and perhaps most importantly figure out what gives you joy and what you’re truly passionate about!

Why New Year’s Resolutions Work

Thinking of making a New Year’s Resolution this year? This quick, research-based explanation by Dr. Mike Evans of why New Year’s Resolutions are a great way to make positive changes is an essential watch! And those tools Dr. Evans mentions at the end are available at the "Brave Over Perfect Coaching Group". Begin day one of 2018 at a cost of $20 per month with the positive habits you need for greater health, happiness, and productivity.

Lykke by Meik Wiking the CEO of The Happiness Research Institute, Copenhagen.

I have always been curious as to why the Scandinavian countries do so well in World Happiness measurements and this book brings the reasons to life! On Page 31, Meik ends the chapter saying:

“What I see is a big potential to improve happiness through little adjustments in our behaviour.

Great things sometimes have small beginnings.”

Good advice for 2018!

A Mindful Approach to New Year’s Resolutions

“Happiness and New Year Resolutions”. Food for thought is this article ‘A Mindful Approach to New Year’s Resolutions’. It discusses “finding that sweet spot between effort and patience: to identify areas for growth, summon the courage to transform our habits, and do so with kindness and compassion for ourselves.”

The full article is here, happy New Year reading:

Apps to help you follow your life goals.

Set your goals and actually achieve them: 5 of the best habit tracking apps

Dreaming about achieving extraordinary goals or building a specific lifestyle is good and all, but actually getting yourself on the path of doing it is a different deal. Working towards something great often requires one to grind, day in and day out, slowly moving towards their goal one step at a time. Since we humans are programmed to look for the short-term gratification than to think ahead, it's only natural that individuals who put the work down and don't lose sight from their goal are few and far between.

But, thankfully, in this day and age, more and more people are waking up to the fact that slowly moving towards something big is much better than slacking off and getting a daily dosage of instant gratification, which, in the grand scheme of things, would actually hurt you.

Easy, effective and effortless - Elephant App.

Free - iOS + AndroidFree - iOS + Android

Whether it’s practicing mindfulness, drinking more water, improving posture or moving around more, we all have new healthy habits we'd love to build. But as soon as day-to-day life gets in the way - emails, work colleagues, kids... - our good intentions fly out the window. Elephant is the powerful, but beautifully simple, habit-changing app that gently reminds users to practice any new habit repeatedly throughout the day. Simply tell Elephant the new habit (or habits) you’d like to build, choose how often you want reminding each day and then go about your usual routine. Elephant sends randomly timed notifications to your phone or smartwatch, reminding you to practice your desired habit throughout the day. Before you know it, your new habit will be set in stone! Easy, effective and effortless - Elephant App.