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10 Ways to Reinvent Your New Year Resolutions

Updated on December 28, 2019
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Nell is a trained Psychologist and lives in London England. She has been writing since she was a child.

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new year resolutions goals

New Year Resolutions do we really need them?

Every New Year we set goals to be more successful, happy, lose weight and so on.

But come on, let's face it, it never works or lasts, does it?

For some reason, we are wired to stick to the same old things. Whether it's eating too much, not doing enough exercise or being plain lazy, it seems we can easily embrace our bad ways, but for some reason never ever take on the good.

I wonder why that is?

At least it does explain why successful people keep on being successful. They are brought up in a family environment that doesn't seem to know the word failure.

As each generation grows up, they just follow in the path of their parents who may be rich or very hard workers.

Let's face it, we are a product of our parents. Whichever way they live their lives, we tend to follow on, and it's not easy to change.

We all know the old saying, do not change your ways too much, otherwise, you will fail.

Well sorry, but for me, it's the other way round.

I have tried that. Now it's time for a real change.

goals,new year resolutions, taking action
goals,new year resolutions, taking action

Overhaul those Goals!

My idea this year is to completely change my way of doing things. I am going to try to get rid of the failure stuff and go for the successful instead.

For starters, my lifestyle is going to change in the way I get up, go to bed and so on. That way I will give myself more time to write and do my work.

If you want to be drastic in your New Year Resolutions then follow my ideas below to get started.

And don't forget. This is about you. Nobody else.

If you fail, then it's down to you.

Sounds harsh? It's just me kicking myself in the butt!

get up early
get up early

Completely change everything! (Well sort of!)

  1. Go out and buy a large colorful notebook and pen. Sounds nuts? It's great for getting your mind in the right place to go for it.
  2. Forget the old, 'Only change a little thing.' NO! This has got to be drastic.
  3. Get up earlier each day. This is if you are not working. We tend to stay in bed longer than necessary. No more. Get off your butt and start your new year!
  4. Set and keep to a time every single day to do the thing you are planning on learning, losing weight, writing, etc. And KEEP to it!
  5. If it's a diet, change into something bright and baggy to do your exercise. So much of change is pure psychology. If it looks good, it feels good!
  6. Write and write again. If you are anything like me, you clean up, dither about, in fact, anything instead of sitting down and writing. If I am stuck, I give up. NO more!
  7. Go out for a walk at least twice a day if you work from home. Walk around the block, chat with people. It is so easy to get stuck indoors especially when it's raining. Move your backside, and get some fresh air. Then the energy will come.
  8. Phone your friends. Don't leave it to them to plan an evening out. Make time to meet new people. Sometimes friends are waiting for you to get in touch.
  9. Plan an evening out at least once a week. If you cannot afford it, go cheap. All chip in for the cinema, or maybe a day trip somewhere. Splitting the money between three or four of you cuts the price right down.
  10. And last but not least. Do not allow yourself to get stuck in that old rut again. It is so easy to do. I am actually writing a list of what I do 'wrong' and what to do 'right' before I even start. It's amazing just how much mental junk I am carrying around!

New year New Job
New year New Job

Embrace the change!

And I am going for it big time. I have fed up with my lifestyle, and trying to change just a little doesn't work for me.

I forgot to say, I am also planning on changing my job, or jobs. I want to do something completely different.

When and if I manage to get that job, I will be back and updating!

Wish me luck!



This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Nell Rose


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    • Nell Rose profile imageAUTHOR

      Nell Rose 

      9 days ago from England

      Thanks Peggy, I hope you had a lovely new year too.

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      Peggy Woods 

      10 days ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Nell, I hope that you achieve every goal on your list this year. May 2020 bring you many blessings.

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      Nell Rose 

      2 weeks ago from England

      Thank you Ann. How lovely to be able to walk by the sea everyday! I wish I lived by the sea. Hope you had a great New Year

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      Ann Carr 

      2 weeks ago from SW England

      Great encouragement, Nell! I must admit I get up too late, partly because I can, however I do agree that I'd get more done in the mornings because I'd have more energy.

      I walk for 20 minutes by the sea most days and I love that. It definitely refreshes and banishes any stiffness. Apart from that, I see others and smile or say hello and that cheers everyone.

      As for writing, I need to be more insistent on 'me' time for that! I haven't published a hub for a while.

      Great ideas, Nell. I wish you luck and success in finding a new job and hope your new year goes well, full of health and happiness!


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      Nell Rose 

      3 weeks ago from England

      Aw thank you Pankaj! I hope you had a wonderful New Year too.

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      Pankaj Sharma 

      3 weeks ago from India

      Happy New Year, Nell! May 2020 fulfill all your dreams..

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      Nell Rose 

      3 weeks ago from England

      Hi Tim, lol! Groovy? that is ancient, are they really bringing it back? I hope you have a wonderful New Year Tim, and thanks

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      Nell Rose 

      3 weeks ago from England

      Thank you Dora, always good to see you.

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      Tim Truzy 

      3 weeks ago from U.S.A.

      Excellent, Nell. Wonderful list. My dad always said: "Find the person you want to be like and imitate those behaviors and attitudes until they become yours." Your article reminded me of that. Also, I'm on a mission to bring back "Groovy." I missed it the first go round, but I got some twenty-somethings saying it. lol.

      Cheerful, encouraging, and thoughtful--the hallmark of any article by Nell Rose. Keep us posted on that job search, dear friend.

      Peace and love to you and yours in this splendid year called 2020, when we see things clearer.

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      Dora Weithers 

      3 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      Nell, your suggestions are very practical and easily doable. They all speak to me. Thank you very much.

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      Nell Rose 

      3 weeks ago from England

      Thank you Shaloo, glad you liked it.

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      Shaloo Walia 

      3 weeks ago from India

      This reminds me that I need to go out with my friends more often. Life has been so busy lately that I hardly get time for friends. Thanks for the lovely reminder!

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      Nell Rose 

      3 weeks ago from England

      A Happy New Year to you too Chitrangada, and thank you!

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      Nell Rose 

      3 weeks ago from England

      Thanks Linda, have a lovely New Year.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      3 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Sounds good Nell! Impressive list and some of them are in my mind too.

      I wish you all the best to achieve success in your New Year resolutions. You sound quite determined and thus nothing can stop you from being successful.

      Thank you for sharing this excellent article.

      Happy and Prosperous New Year to you.

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      Linda Crampton 

      3 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you for sharing the suggestions and the encouragement, Nell. The start of a new year can be a great time to make improvements in life!

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      Nell Rose 

      3 weeks ago from England

      Thanks Genna, so far I have contacted my friends that I have totally ignored for a few weeks, so off to a good start, fingers crossed, lol!

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      Nell Rose 

      3 weeks ago from England

      Thanks Shannon, I just stayed in, I had been running around all day, lol!

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      Genna East 

      3 weeks ago from Massachusetts, USA

      HI Nell. I liked your list -- especially,

      "I am actually writing a list of what I do 'wrong' and what to do 'right' before I even start."

      I so admire your determination. We are our own conscience, our own path-makers.

      Happy New Year!

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      Shannon Henry 

      4 weeks ago from Texas

      Hi Nell! Good luck with the job search! I've got changes in mind, too, perhaps. If things go according to plan. But do they ever?

      What are you doing tonight? I would be sleeping tonight because I have to work all day tomorrow. But I just woke up from a nap that was a couple of hours long. Okay ...okay.....more like four hours. Oops! But I think I get holiday pay tomorrow so that knowledge should wake me up and double as celebration. Haha.

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      Nell Rose 

      4 weeks ago from England

      Hi Shauna, apart from writing another book I do cleaning! yeah I know, lol! I am used to working in an office, but this is all that is going at the moment, and I got dragged into it by my friend, I need out and quick!

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      Nell Rose 

      4 weeks ago from England

      Thanks Brenda, have a great New Year!

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      Nell Rose 

      4 weeks ago from England

      Thanks Ruby, already got the feelers out so to speak, so thank you!

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      Nell Rose 

      4 weeks ago from England

      Thanks Yves, yes I am totally fed up with the way I go on, so it's big time move my butt! LOL!

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      Nell Rose 

      4 weeks ago from England

      Happy New Year Paula, always good to see you!

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      Nell Rose 

      4 weeks ago from England

      Good luck Flourish, I am sure you will be fine, and thanks

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      4 weeks ago from Central Florida

      Nell, any idea what career path you'd like to take? What do you do for a living right now?

      I wish you the best in 2020!

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      4 weeks ago from Washington Court House


      This sounds like a great idea.

      To change in a big way and don't give up.

      I would like to change a few of my when i write and when i go to sleep.

      Seems like when one doesn't work it is too eady to work around everyone else's schedule and this really isn't fair to myself.

      Thanks for sharing.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      Nell, I love this. I think I will look for a writing pad and start listing what I want to change. Here I go, I want an update on your new job. Happy New Year!

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      4 weeks ago

      Oh boy! Get out of the way folks cuz our dear Nell Rose is on FIRE and she's not slowing down for no one, no how!!! Congratulations on making BIG changes. I am still working, but I do agree that getting up earlier when you're not is a good thing....especially if exercise is one of the goals. It's best to get it over with so that you have energy for the rest of the day.

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      4 weeks ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Nell.....You GO girl!! Wow, sounds like you mean business! Well, let me just say that I commend you and 3 cheers for your attitude in the New Year! More people should be as proactive as you and get their plan in order. After all....the clock is a-ticking and the Big Ball will be dropping soon!

      My plan is all set too, girlfriend! At my age, I've no time to LOSE!!

      "Happy Happy New Year!!!" Love ya, Paula

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      4 weeks ago from USA

      My doctor set me a specific and demanding health related goal so I have no choice on this resolution. The consequences of failure could be huge so failure is no option. Whatever way you need to get motivated, stick with your plan.

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      Nell Rose 

      4 weeks ago from England

      Thanks Kari, hope you have a lovely New Year.

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      Nell Rose 

      4 weeks ago from England

      Thanks Bill, and a Happy New Year to you too! x

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      Kari Poulsen 

      4 weeks ago from Ohio

      Nell, this article is full of good tips. I am retired, and I see a few items in your list that I have been meaning to do. Thank you and Happy New Year's.

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      Bill Holland 

      4 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      I send you best wishes as you tackle your resolutions. Happy New Year, Nell! May 2020 be all you want it to be.

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      Nell Rose 

      4 weeks ago from England

      Thanks Zulma, have a great New Year.

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      Nell Rose 

      4 weeks ago from England

      LOL! short and to the point, thanks for the laugh Clive.

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      Nell Rose 

      4 weeks ago from England

      Thanks Pamela, I just needed to boost myself, lol!

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      Nell Rose 

      4 weeks ago from England

      Thanks Devika, Happy New Year to you too.

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      Nell Rose 

      4 weeks ago from England

      LOL! Now you have just confused me Eric! Happy New Year!

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 

      4 weeks ago from United Kingdom

      Wishing you all the best for the New Year and good luck with the job hunt.

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      Clive Williams 

      4 weeks ago from Jamaica

      Have none and never will

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      4 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

      I quit making New Year's resolutions as at my age I am not unhappy with my life. I do want to stay in better touch with my friends, so I think that could be a goal. I am up very early every day, so that is not an issue. I do think writing in a notebook, whether it is goals or just your thoughts for the day would be a positive step.

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      Devika Primić 

      4 weeks ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Isn't this a perfect hub? Resolutions for me has never been part of my life. I carry on each year as usual and do what I feel is positive and good for me. However, this hub is useful and informative for the 2020. A Happy New Year to you.

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Well this is just dandy. My new years resolutions usually come on independence day.Seems strange I reckon. Well I just don't buy into the calendar much. Why would New Years day be on January 1? I think it is my adoption day in December. I have got to get it together. Thanks for the prompting.


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