#14: Gear up to make 2020 your best year yet

Your weekly round-up of wisdom, habits, inspiration and practical solutions, including 13 Life-changing skills to learn in 2020
#14: Gear up to make 2020 your best year yet
Welcome to issue #14 of The Power Up, the curated email magazine from Man Body Spirit.

Every day I scour the Internet in search of wisdom, habits, inspiration and practical solutions to help improve the mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing of our readers, curating the best bits together in this neat little package – and delivered direct to your inbox. 

This period in the year is one of my favourites – the lull after the Christmas festivities, but before the New Year begins. 

I always make sure to find some time to myself to reflect on the year past and set meaningful intentions that I want to take into the next 12 months. 

So in this issue I’ve gathered a selection of resources that I’ve been referring to and that you might find helpful too.

As ever, I hope you find something useful as you set yourself up for a brilliant 2020.
Set 2020 up to be Your best year yet
Numerically speaking, 2020 is a special year.
Just like 20/20 vision gives us a sharp picture of what’s in front of us, approached in the right way, the year 2020 can help us look forward to a life that is more clearly-defined.

If you like the sound of having a clearer view of the life you want to live and the kind of person you want to be, read this piece from the Man Body Spirit blog for tips on how to set yourself up for 2020 to be your best year yet.
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13 Life-changing skills to learn in 2020 (A Cheatsheet)
Consider any highly successful person in history and you’ll notice they all have one thing in common: They’re skilful people who know how to get stuff done.

But here’s the key thing: They haven’t just mastered any skills. Instead, they’ve worked on developing skills that add specific value to their lives. 

So, to help you with the same, here is a great list of highly impactful skills to consider pursuing in 2020 that will have wide-reaching relevance across many spheres of your life – ranging from the interpersonal to the most profitable. 

Each of them has the potential to change your life for the better.
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New Year’s Resolutions: Strategies to make habits stick
New Year’s resolutions get a bad rap.
Mostly because they have become synonymous with good intentions to make lifestyle changes, but which frequently fall flat as we revert to our old ways often just weeks into the New Year.

Of course, that doesn’t mean we should give up on positive lifestyle change altogether! It just means that maybe we need a different approach.

Enter this article from Thrive Global which lays out six tips to give us the best possible chance of setting 2020 goals that we will actually stick to.
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Mind
5 tips for a sustainable meditation practice
Beginning to meditate regularly is high on lots of people’s New Year goals lists.

But it can be challenging to introduce a brand new habit or practice into your life when it hasn’t been there before. 

Here are 5 useful tips from a former monk that will make it easier to commit to and sustain a regular practice so you can enjoy the myriad benefits of meditation.
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Body
12 months sober: What I’ve learned and the many benefits
This past week marked one year since I quit drinking alcohol, so it felt like a good moment to reflect on 12 months of sobriety and share some of the things I’ve learned along the way.

“Should this be classified under ‘Body’?” I can sense you ask…
To which I would reply with a resounding “Yes!” 

The energy, vibrancy and general wellbeing I feel, both physically and mentally, since giving up the booze are amongst the strongest reasons I believe it is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. 

Read on to find out more about my reasons for quitting and some of the biggest lessons I’ve learned.
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Spirit
9 resolutions to strengthen your relationship next year
Resolutions and New Year goals needn’t be just solo pursuits.

No, if your intention is to make your life healthier, happier and fulfilling then it also makes a lot of sense to set new intentions either with or that involve your partner.

From eating healthier, to reading more, to date nights, to giving each other your full attention rather than multi-tasking with devices, this is a great list you might consider for 2020.  

Not only will having your partner onboard ensure that you are pushing for the same things in your relationship, but sharing your goals openly with those close to you will also help with accountability and feeling supported in challenging moments.
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Bonus content
Simple ways to reclaim time for your hero’s journey
One of the biggest challenges of changing your life is finding the time to do it.

There often seem to be a million and one things you need to do before change can happen: The seemingly constant distractions, interruptions, and responsibilities our modern world throws at us.

This article looks at some of the practical things that might be getting in the way of fulfilling our hero’s journey, and suggests some easy ways to conquer those distractions and reclaim time to use it in a way more in-line with the man you aspire to be.
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10 personal reflection questions for success and happiness in 2020
As I said in the intro, I love to use this period of the year to reflect and set foundations for the life I want to live in the coming year.

To do this it helps to have some good questions to prompt my thoughts.
This article shares 10 great questions to unlock great insights and guide you toward success in the next year and beyond.

And if you find this useful, you’ll love The Power Up Your Life Workbook from Man Body Spirit.
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Make 2020 your best year yet with the The Power Up Your Life Workbook
Make 2020 your best year yet with The Power Up Your Life Workbook.
Rediscover your passion. Revitalise your lifestyle. Begin your transformation

If you’re ready to make positive change, but not sure where to start then this free resource is exactly what you need.

Within its pages I share the steps I took to rebuild my life and guide me to previously unimagined heights and happiness after a period of personal tragedy and years of feeling lost.

It’s FREE to only first 1,000 downloaders so download it today to begin 2020 with increased self awareness and, most importantly, a Plan.
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Final thought
“Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”

Carl Bard
Thanks for reading, I hope you found some great value within this special bumper edition. If so, please pass on a recommendation to your friends. If not, then please give me feedback on what more you would like to see. Wishing you a healthy & prosperous 2020. Until next time, Adam.
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