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Ready to make 2019 your year? This post can help you do it. If you’re tired of living that mediocre life, here are some top ways you can upgrade your life this year:

Focus on your health

One of the best ways you can upgrade your life is to get back in shape. How long have you been saying that you’ll lose weight, tone up, or finally be able to run for more than a minute without gasping like a fish on land?

If this sounds like you, now’s the time to actually make those changes. This doesn’t have to mean a huge overhaul- in fact, that’s where most people go wrong. Instead of changing every aspect of your life, start small. Go for a walk on your lunch break or get off the train or bus a stop early and walk the rest of the way to work. If you sit down all day, consider getting a standing desk.

You may also want to try intermittent fasting. This is when you have a set ‘window’ of time when you can eat, and you stop eating once that window is closed. Millions of people have successfully lost weight and kept it off with this approach.

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Give more

Studies have shown that giving to charity actually increases your own happiness. It makes sense right- there are plenty of warm, fuzzy feelings that go hand-in-hand with helping someone else out.

There are plenty of charities to choose from, and you can also make the most of your donation with a charitable trust.

Spend on experiences

We all know someone who constantly has to have the latest iPhone, or is continually upgrading their car. But often, those people are trying to use things to improve their lives. The ‘feel good’ feelings we get from buying things are temporary, and studies have shown that we actually have the biggest increase in happiness when we use our money on experiences like travel. If you’ve always wanted to lie on a beach in the Caribbean, explore Angkor Wat in Cambodia, or wander the Colosseum in Rome, start saving so you can make 2019 the year it happens.

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Find a new hobby

It’s easy to get in a rut, where you finish work, go home, and eat dinner in front of the television. Maybe you get in a workout and then fall into bed. If this sounds like you, now’s the time to change it up. Maybe you’d like to learn a language, take a dance class, learn how to cook or join a soccer team. Whatever it is, start looking into classes and options now- you won’t regret it.

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