New Years Resolution
Do you like New Years resolutions? Neither do I. It seems like no matter what I resolve, by the end of January (and that’s being generous), I’ve given up on it and tell myself I’ll try again next year. This year, let’s resolve to stick to a resolution!
There isn’t anything more frustrating than making a list of New Year Resolution Ideas and by February they are out the window. It’s hard to be do it all but I have found by making a few small goals, they can have a big impact.
Another tip that has helped me is get a planner. I usually order one in December for the next year. That way I can begin the new year with a fresh start feeling organized. I love this one because it has weekly and monthly calendars. It also has journal pages where I can jot down my New Years Resolution and other ideas I have for the new year. It helps to write it down and put it somewhere that you can see it daily. These planners are just the trick. You can see more here.
Here are the top 5 New Years Resolution ideas that might just last the whole year through.
Make your list and get started knowing that you can do it! Let’s make this new year a good one full of intentional actions and positive goals.
1. Focus on the positive, not the negative.
So many resolutions are to stop doing something (no more eating sweets etc), and that negative slant just gets you off on the wrong foot. If you deprive yourself of sweets, what do you think about all day? The thing you can’t have. Instead, focus on the positive. Perhaps your resolution could be to eat a fruit or vegetable with every meal or to compliment one stranger every day.
2. Work toward a long-term goal.
What is something you want to do that feasibly could be accomplished within a year’s time? Maybe you want to write a book. Set mini-goals for yourself, such as by January, you’ll have the bulk of your research done. By February, you’ll write the first 5 chapters. You get the idea.
3. Get organized!
Little is more cathartic (for me, anyway) than getting rid of things my family no longer needs and organizing the things we want to keep so they are easily accessible. Give yourself the year to do a total overhaul, and tackle one area of your house at a time. Start with the easiest (perhaps the kitchen) and work your way up to the hardest (the dreaded basement).
4. Start a budget.
Many people want to get their finances in order, and the best way to get on the right track is with a budget. Starting a budget doesn’t have to be overwhelming; once you get going, you’ll be surprised at how simple managing your budget can actually be.
5. Be fully present.
With all the technology we have access to, it can be hard to put down your phone and be present in the moment with your family. A great place to start is putting away your phone and tablet from the time your kids get home from school (or you get home from work) until after bedtime. After just a couple of days, you’ll notice how much you were missing when you were splitting your focus.
New Year Resolution Ideas shouldn’t be the next big fad!
They should be reasonable changes you can implement that will have a lasting impact long after 2018 is behind you. Let this be the year you keep your resolution! I know we all can do it 🙂 So sit down and make your list and get started! This new year will be great.
If you have any ideas to add, please let us know. I’m so excited to make my list and make this year a positive one!