Starting a new year always reminds me of what it was like back in school. We had new books; pristine blank pages that were waiting to be written on. It’s an exciting time of the year and the perfect time to put a jolt of positive perspective into your love life.
It’s also the ideal time to be clear on what you want to achieve and if finding a fulfilling relationship is one of those goals, then it’s important to set up a strategy to encourage that.
Here are 5 practical tips to help you make this year a new year of love:
Choose your focus
Before you do anything, decide what it is that you want. Then choose to focus on what makes your wish a reality. Whatever we invest our time, energy, thoughts, actions, finances and emotions into, is what will grow. What are you truly looking out to accomplish and tackle in 2018?
Love won’t just fall into our lap without us doing anything to make it happen. You have to create opportunities and be proactive in manifesting the things you want. This isn’t about being desperate but instead realizing that we have to apply effort to get results. You can meet people through a variety of different means: dating apps, classes, workshops, events, meet up groups, you name it!
If you keep doing what you have always done in the past and are not yielding results, you may want to look for more guidance and educate yourself on what is needed to build a healthy and happy relationship., Know your strengths and outsource your weaknesses.
Set the standards
It’s important to set the standard right from the start. Make sure your boundaries reflect your true worth, not your fears or past breakup headaches. The tone in which you set at the beginning of any relationship whether romantic or not, is what will really determine who is worth investing your time in or not.
Have fun along the way
Things don’t always go to plan, but that’s OK. The moment we take ourselves too seriously is the moment we take the potential out of finding joy in the journey. Learn to laugh at the dates that didn’t go right and grow from each and every opportunity.
Your 2018 can be the best year yet, but that is up to not only what you do but also how you react to what it throws at you. Like anything in life, we have to ask ourselves how bad do we want it? Enough to do what is required and also enough to wait patiently for it.