So it’s that time again. The time when you start making promises to yourself and those around you, to make life changes for the better. I do it every year! What are you resolving to do, really? Be the best version of yourself that you can be. Does it sound cliché to say that you should do that all year long, anyways? But what better time than January 1st to jumpstart your goals, abilities, and mindfulness. Now I won’t tell you what to aspire to resolve, that’s up to you. But when you’re jotting down goals for 2016, why not keep some things in mind.
- Try to think about health, career goals, family, money you want to save, talents you want to fine tune, taking a class to hone in on a skill or learn something new.
- Travel. The world is so small! Why not resolve to visit a new place this year? Even if it’s in the state you live in.
- How about spreading your goals out over 12 months, one new goal per month.
- You can even make a jar to fill with notes, like jot down things that you want to do, things that make you proud or happy, or even memories. Then next new years you can read the notes and remember the previous year.
- So… weight loss. We all resolve to lose weight and get in shape. But when we don’t “lose 20 lbs” like we want, we get discouraged and quit. Why don’t start small, and work up from there? Resolve to exercise 150 minutes a week. Resolve to eat organic, raw, or just healthier in general. Resolve to wake up an hour earlier a day and have a good breakfast, and take a walk. Baby steps! Here’s a great article on the subject.
- How about a reading resolution? My night stand looks like the return pile at Barnes & Noble. I have so many books I want to read! How about instead of watching reruns of NCIS I can read a book to lull me to sleep, aiming for one book a month. Here’s a great list of books on self improvement.
Happy New Year!