5 Tips to Help Make 2018 Great!

The internet is teeming with suggestions on how to make 2018 one of the best years ever. Websites such as Wired OdysseyBusiness Insider and Happy Fit Mama recently released articles on how to make 2018 one of your best years yet. My favorite tips are below:

1.       Embrace Stillness.

 "Simple Habit is a five-minute meditation app designed for busy people. It offers short meditations for just about every use case. It's like the Spotify of meditation. When I feel stressed or need additional focus I use it: it’s got a great selection of teachers that you can explore to find which style and voice works best for you." Elin Elkehag, founder, myStillar security

2.       Learn to be more open-minded.

Sometimes our routine limits us to thinking of the same old things. Learn to be more open-minded and really listen to other people's opinions.” Brittany Graffeo, St. John’s University

3.       Make time for the things that matter.

"My New Year’s resolution is to spend more time investing in relationships with the people that I care most about, from spending time with my kids, wife, and family to reconnecting with friends that I lost touch with during the last six busy years. I want to spend less time on my phone and on email and more time grabbing coffees, organizing dinner parties, and meeting up for after-work drinks.” Blue Apron founder and Executive Chairman Matt Salzberg 

4.       Be present.

“With every year, it seems like there’s more and more stuff that needs to be done online and in front of a screen. While I love the convenience of it, it seems like I’m not present in my day to day life because there’s always a screen in my face. And when part of your job is sitting in front of screen, it makes it extra difficult.  A friend of mine recently said, “Being present is a present”.  Isn’t that the truth?  Give the gift of time and attention to yourself or to someone else more often.” Happy Fit Mama

5.       Commit to lifelong learning.

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Visit us today to learn more about Ed4Career and how we can help you make 2018 one of your best years yet!