5 NEW YEAR RESOLUTION IDEAS
We’re ringing in the new year in a couple of hours and one thing is for sure; people all over the world are trying to get their new year resolutions down in time for the new beginning.
You might not be a fan of new year resolutions, I wasn’t one myself for a while, but there’s that achievement that comes from setting goals for yourself and achieving them. Plus, it’s easy to get carried away and coast the whole year, then wake up on the 31st of December and feel bad for not being productive all year long.
So if you’re not sure how to set those resolutions or what exactly your resolutions should be about, keep reading:
- Finances: This is the easiest one. A lot of us aren’t used to the concept of savings, so we spend as we earn, with little or nothing to fall back on in cases of emergency. Make up your mind to save more this year and be specific about it too; state exactly how much you want to save the entire year and break it down monthly.
- Health: Even if you’re in good health, it isn’t too much to plan to keep it that way. Set goals to help you remain healthy, the types of food to eat more of, those to stop eating, if you’re plans for a healthier you include losing weight then set exercise goals in addition to food and lifestyle changes.
Personality: The little things that you do sum up to make you the person you are. Those things also include your quick temper, road rage (guilty!), frivolouss habits, etc. Write down 2 bad habits you want to stop and 2 good ones you want to start and make a conscious everyday effort to achieve them.
- Religion: Do you have a relationship with God? Do you want to develop one with him? Do you find yourself putting him last instead of first? Decide how important you want him to be in your life. If you’re a Christian and you want to to be the most important thing/person, you need to spend a lot of time with him both on your own and in church. So plan to attend service more often and read your bible more.
- Career: Because you don’t want to be stagnant and redundant at work, because you deserve to be promoted and generally because you’re a boss, you need to invest in career-enhancing activities. How many professional courses will you take this year? What new skill will you learn to make yourself indispensable?
Always review your progress at the end of every quarter, see how well you’re doing or if you aren’t, re-strategise for success.
Belinda is a 60s soul at heart and Fashion Enthusiast with a love for big skirts and all things vintage. Banker by day, Blogger by night. Thoroughly unashamed food lover. Reach her: email@example.com