Do you feel life is passing you by? The New Year is here, and the reality of continuing a life of unhappiness needs to come to an end. It is time to start respecting yourself because an extraordinary experience is your birthright.

If you need to lose weight, now is the time. You might dislike working at a dead-end job, but circumstances can change. A romantic relationship may not be in the direction you hoped. All it takes is a slight change, and your life can make a decisive turn in the right direction.

The feeling of being a zombie with no control of your destiny is a choice. Oprah Winfrey once said, “The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be.”

Say ‘hello’ to the new you. We are sharing helpful tips to help you succeed in life.

1. Land the Job You Deserve

How long will you sit back, and watch colleagues get promoted? It can take a toll on your self-esteem, but there are free resources online to help you get it right.

An effective resume example can be the guiding light for you to write an improved resume for recruiters to call you for a job opportunity. If you are not a good writer, remember to use high impact action words like achieved, delegated, executed or organized to prove your worth. A great resume will not guarantee you will get the job, but it can land you an interview to the position of your dreams.

2. Question Your Relationship and Self Worth

Are you in an unhappy relationship? Does your partner value you? It is time to face the fact that being in a disappointing relationship can be changed if you and your partner are willing to make a change.

The first thing to do in this situation is to speak with your partner and express your thoughts on what is causing the problem. Be honest with yourself and take responsibility for your part. If the two of you cannot come to a resolution to fix the issue, it is time to ask yourself if it is a relationship that needs to continue.

3. Healthy Diet, Healthy Lifestyle

According to Business Insider, “80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February.” Here’s how you can lose weight, the fun way. Find a YouTube exercise channel that plays your favorite music. It can be time-consuming to take a shower after work, get dressed and head to the gym. You can work out in the comfort of your own home.

Add veggies to your diet. Have you heard of St. Yves veggie ground? It looks like ground beef and can be used to make burgers, lasagna or pasta. The next time you go to the grocery store, find an alternative food that you can add spices to taste like meat. You will be surprised how lean you become in a few months with a little moderation.

4. It’s Time to Review Your Circle of Friends

The infamous quote “ Show me your friends and I’ll tell you who you are” is real. After your finished searching within for answers to enhance the quality of your life, you need to look at your friends and how they impact your decisions.

If your friends don’t inspire you to be a better person, are honest when you need their help or have life goals, it is time to reconsider whether you need to be close. You can continue to be close to people and keep a healthy distance because you are moving in a new direction in life.

5. Be Good to Yourself

Are you your harshest critic? We are all bound to make mistakes. The problems we had in the past do not define who is today.

A bit of constructive personal criticism can keep us motivated. The moment you start to feel insecure, pull out your list of achievements.

It only takes 5 minutes to write all the goals you achieved in the last five years. The moments in life that made you feel you were on top of the mountain. The next time you feel sad, this list will remind you of your greatness.

You are Worth It!

One of the best ways to re-evaluate one’s life is to take a road trip or vacation. If you don’t have the resources, take a staycation at home and lavish yourself in the best food. The only way you can stop the things in your life that bring you discomfort is to discover what makes you happy.

The moment you begin to realize that a change in your mindset or to listen to your intuition is essential, your life will never be the same again.

Makeda Waterman

Makeda Waterman

Makeda Waterman is a professional writer with clips from CNBC Make It., Huffington Post,, Elite Daily, Fast Company, among others. She owns an online writing business and enjoys traveling in her spare time. You can learn more about her on her website

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