With a new year comes an easy opportunity to hit reset in the areas of your life you want to approve and assess your goals. If finding love this year is at the top of your to-do list, there are plenty of little things you can start doing right now to can make that happen.
David Strah, licensed psychotherapist and author, tells Bustle you can start by developing a plan with the overall goal of getting into a relationship this year. Then, identify the small steps you can take on a weekly basis to help you get there. For instance, do you need to try a new dating app out? Change up the pictures or bio your profiles? Ask friends to set you up? Maybe you want to work on being more confident and assertive when you meet people in person.
"Put your plan on paper and review it with your accountability partner and other close friends for their ideas," Strah tells Bustle.
As is the case with any goal, finding love can take practice. Below, you'll find some expert-approved tips — from scrapping your checklists to being more present in your day-to-day — on how to find a relationship in the new year.