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5 Texas Tips for a Happy, Healthy New Year

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Whatever the change that you seek, there are small steps you can take towards big results. And “big” is something we like in Texas! Here are five Texas tips to help make this one of your happiest, healthiest new year’s yet:

1. Lighten Your Load.

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As opposed to taking more on, you could consider letting go of something from your life that may not be serving a purpose anymore. It could mean clearing the clutter from your closet, right on up to staying away from a toxic friendship. By paradox, taking the focus in your life off something that no longer benefits or helps you, might assist you in starting to focus on things that are more meaningful to you.

2. Don’t Bite Off More Than You Can Chew.

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Consider making short-term resolutions as opposed to New Year’s resolutions. Pick something you can focus on for a shorter period of the year, taking the stress off of aiming for a large, often insurmountable goal. Rather than beating yourself up when your willpower perhaps fails you on a big-ticket plan, you’ll build confidence by achieving shorter-term goals.

3. When You Throw Dirt, You Lose Ground.

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Make a conscious effort to make good human connections. Be good to yourself and to others (where possible). Relationships and good mental health have some of the biggest impacts on happiness, and your satisfaction with life will rise for the most part when you focus on positivity, positive affirmations, and release feelings of depression and anxiety in a healthy way.

4. Take the Bull By the Horns.

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Instead of employing an “all or nothing” attitude, try dropping the feeling of guilt you’ll have if one little component of your life plan isn’t performing the way you thought it should. Focus on positive steps in the right direction rather than “perfect” steps, and perfect aim, remembering that some guilt is healthy if it helps you change for the better and too much guilt over lack of “perfectionism” is just too hard on a body.

5. Get Fixin’ To!

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