It’s a new year, a new beginning, and it’s time to make changes to being a better version of ourselves. Every year, we try the whole “New Year, New Me” concept, but end up failing after a month or two. Let’s make this year a different one. The year 2019 should all about committing to yourselves first and being a better version of you your future self will definitely thank you for. Here are 10 new year goals that are beneficial to a better you.

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Smile more: it costs nothing! Keeping a smile on at all times not only makes you more approachable but more welcoming too. Scientists have found that wearing a smile can make you feel happy and joyful—regardless of whether you’re happy inside. Smiling has health benefits, too, such as reducing stress and generating a stronger immune system. Keep your smile wide and conquer the year.

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Let’s make 2019 one to remember by saving. Saving up has more benefits than you actually know of! One major reason you should start saving up is because it will help you become financially independent both in the short- and long-run. Saving up also gives you the financial support you will need incase situations change! The best reason is retirement will be way simpler to face if you start saving up right away.

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As Dennis Waitley says: “If you are not networking, you are not working.” Let’s make 2019 a year to grow with your network! Networking has an ample array of benefits. It helps you boost your confidence as you put yourself out there more and carries a positive influence along with it. It also helps you increase your contacts, connections and opportunities in many different industries. Getting involved in networking may be hard at first, but once you get a hang of it, you’ll be able to network your day away!

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Make 2019 memorable by investing your time and energy to helping those who need it most. Volunteering will teach you the art of helping others and the joy it brings! Spend your spare time helping others from the many different kinds of volunteering activities you could take part in.

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Social media has unfortunately become a serious problem in our current generation. With a huge number of people spending hours in front of their phones scrolling through social media, this addiction has gone too far. Social media has its benefits, but maybe set a time limit of how much time you’re allowed to spend on it each day because it’s definitely time to make a change.

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The year 2019 should be a year of pure positivity. So what are some ways to cut out all the negativity and bad vibes out of your life this year? The primary step to take is to surround yourself with positive people and cut out all the negative ones. Surrounding yourself with positive people will make you a more positive and cheerful person, as well. Change the way you think and don’t let others’ negativity get to you at all.

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Be sure to achieve a healthier version of yourself in 2019 by staying in shape and exercising more. Exercising has lots of benefits, physically and mentally. Start off with a minimum of any kind of exercise you enjoy most 3 times a week and see how your physical and mental health improve incredibly.

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Don’t let your fears control you in 2019! Whether big or small, in 2019 it’s time to face your fears. Don’t let your fear control you and overcome it and experience the satisfaction of not carrying that particular fear anymore after.

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One of the best new year’s resolutions you could set this year is to learn something new! Make a list of things you’ve always wanted to learn, whether it’s a language, a recipe or anything in between, and hop on this exciting adventure this year. End the year with the satisfaction of knowing that 2019 was a productive one! Every day is a lesson and it’s never too late to learn something new.

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This one is definitely easy to achieve! By eating the right foods, exercising, and staying positive your mental health will grow faster than ever. The easiest way to do so is to make a list of things you like and dislike and cut off the ones you dislike right away.

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