2018 Self-Check: The List To A Better You


December 29, 2017

“The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday. -Matty Mullins

It’s a permanent goodbye for 2017! Was it a year of a “job well done” or a “better luck next time”? Nevertheless, your 2018 remains spotless!

Whether the past year was a whirlwind of turmoil or life-changing events, you must have earned a couple of life lessons along the way. Ready to put your newly-acquired wisdom to good use? This new year, let’s chase after better things and strive for self-improvement!

Let our newly-compiled list below guide you as you go about the process of changing yourself for the better, improved you. You might even want to include some in your long tradition of New Year’s resolution! 

1. Your habits.

This might not be on top of your list, and that’s where you first go wrong. Small adjustments in your daily habits will lead to drastic changes. 

 

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*Don't make procrastination a habit.

Procrastination is a disease that plagues the younger generations, especially students. Based on statistics, procrastination affects over 20% of the population. Researchers even suggest that 40% of people have experienced financial loss due to procrastination. 

How to combat the disease? Practical solutions like creating a to-do-list with strict deadlines will do. But, most importantly, make discipline your sword, willpower your armor, and it’s a battle you can surely win!

 

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*Eating habits and exercise.

The road to fitness is arguably one that’s full of bumps, hurdles and temptations. And we can understand why. Hitting the gym is always an option. But, if you’re tight on money or strained for time, opt for other tactics or antics! 

Install workout apps on your phone, note down the foods you eat, drink LOTS of water, get a weight loss buddy, zumba your way to fitness, speed up your metabolism, and just DO MORE than you’ve ever done before.  

2. Your skills.

 

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Thinking of widening your horizons? LinkedIn as cited by Esquire Magazine highly recommends these three skills for you to develop: computer programming, digital skills and critical thinking. What with all the advancements in technology,  the first two make a lot of sense.  Surprisingly, 46% of employees consider critical thinking as the soft skill that's most essential to achieving success in the workplace, which is apparently missing in many candidates and employees.

 

3. Your relationships.

 

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Healthy relationships are essential for a happier, balanced and content life. Being with the people you love not only reduces stress, but gives you a sense of fulfillment as well. Research shows that strong, healthy relationships help us avoid depression and live longer. 

A healthy relationship is not the absence of conflicts, but overcoming these conflicts together. Trust, respect and commitment go a long way toward building this kind of connection. 

This coming 2018, reflect and improve your social relationships by practicing gratitude and learning the art of compromising. And when problems arise, make it a point to resolve the issue in person, and not through text messages. Text messages lack sincerity and empathy, and may not properly convey your tone of voice.

 4. Your career.

 

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Either you’re climbing your way up the corporate ladder, or eyeing for a new business expansion, the real key is to never stop learning.

Attend seminars, buy self-help books or audiobooks, or take up graduate studies. Other convenient ways for the busy people include enrolling in open universities or taking up short courses through online education. Regardless of the method, what counts is that you effectively fuel your passion for learning!

5. Your finances.

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If you want to start 2018 on a positive note, clearing yourself of debts is a good start. Follow up by either putting more money in the bank or venturing into long term investments. Before dream cars and dream destinations, your dream home should come to reality first! 

OFWs, starting families, even young professionals can now confidently invest in their dream homes with the country’s leading housing developer—Camella. Camella offers a wide selection of affordable houses and flexible financing scheme to cater to the middle class Filipino families. 

 

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As if to say ‘we are likewise looking forward to a better year,’ Camella recently announced a good news for homebuyers—the gift of better homes through house improvements. Camella will be improving certain house specs to provide new homebuyers a better, leveled up experience. To know more about this, click here.

Whatever our goal this 2018, it’s always better—maybe even best—to recalibrate ourselves first little by little. This way, we can be assured that our eyes aren’t just fixed on the bigger pictures, but also on the small details that make up those big ones. 

Interested in buying your new home in Camella? Contact us at 0999 887 2921 or 0917 537 7235. For more details, check out www.camella.com.ph or visit the nearest Camella office in your area. Keep up with the latest Camella information, news, events and announcements by following us on Facebook,Twitter, and Instagram.

 

Image Sources: Fitness First Magazine, Pinterest, Teach Hub, Swarthmore College, Trello, Talking Cents, Entrepreneur

 

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