The start of a new year is always a time where we do a lot of soul searching. The majority see it as an opportunity to wipe the slate clean, and this often comes in the form of a New Year’s resolution. In addition to a resolution, there are a number of things that you can do over the course of the year that will drastically improve your life and many of them are very simple yet incredibly effective. So, if you are looking to lead a happier life, then try these 10 things over the course of 2016.
10. Take a Look at Your Finances
Money is the cause of most people’s stress and leads many to sleepless nights. Instead of worrying but continuing as normal, it is worth spending an afternoon going through your finances and seeing how you can improve your situation. Just by doing so, you could save a huge amount each month by looking at each area of your income and outgoings and finding ways to cut expenses. If you are unable to easily save any money and your review alerts you to the fact that you are not currently in a healthy and sustainable financial situation, it should give you the impetus to make some changes. This could include drawing up a weekly budget, changing your food shopping habits or switching your phone provider. There are many great resources and tips for saving money online, or alternatively you could seek help from a financial advisor to get your finances in order.