Top 4 New Year's Resolutions
Happy New Year!
New Year's Resolutions
Much like the birth of a newborn baby, New Year's signifies a time of hope, change, and renewal of our spirits. Even if only symbolically by flipping the page of a calendar, it gently reminds us to look back over the previous year for ways to become better humans, and to be grateful we've survived another year. So take a look at the top 4 New Year's Resolutions, and make yours happen this year!
New Year's Resolutions
How long are you able to keep the momentum going with your New Year's Resolutions?
How to succeed at your New Year's Resolutions
- Spend some time brainstorming.
- Create a realistic and attainable set of goals, write these down, as well as outline a plan and time frame to make them happen. By knowing exactly what you want to accomplish, you know where you have to concentrate your efforts. Even if it takes a series of "mini" goals to reach the final target.
- Remember that most New Year's Resolutions are lifestyle changes, it's going to take effort, perseverance, patience, and may feel very uncomfortable and awkward at first. You may encounter relapses, when this happens, focus on getting back on track.
An excellent way of making New Year's Resolutions long lasting is to use the SMART mnemonic. While there are many variants, SMART usually stands for:
- S – Specific (or well-defined).
- M – Measurable (and Meaningful).
- A – Attainable (or Action-Oriented).
- R – Relevant (or Rewarding).
- T – Time-bound (or Trackable).
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#1 Get in shape, lose weight, eat healthy
Many people around the world want to lose weight, eat better and get in shape. Not only for New Year's but for a long and healthy life. Making diet and physical changes cannot simply be done with a quick resolution. You need to incorporate health maintenance and eating habits as a lifestyle! That means, not just for this year, but forever!
Again the importance of a plan cannot be understated. In order to succeed in this lifestyle change, you have to commit to yourself and to your health.
- Do not deprive yourself of your favorite food or treats, telling yourself "I will never eat cheesecake again" creates a binge pattern. Or worse yet, makes you give up and revert back to old habits! And that is the last thing you want!
- Restrict calories.
- Get exercising! First, do what is appropriate and manageable for your specific health state and conditions. Consult a physician if needed, getting physical is never a bad idea! Start small and increase intensity, routines, and changes.
- Consider joining a gym or exercise group which will help you stay accountable and focused.
- Celebrate and monitor success to improve momentum and stay committed!
- Buy appliances that help you eat healthier, like an Instant Pot or Air Fryer
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#2 Give up vices, like smoking, drinking, or other drug use
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As with any addiction: food, smoking, drinking, or other substances, the main ingredient for success is the true and heartfelt desire to quit.
- Commit to quitting, you need to decide 100% that your health is a priority.
- Guard your sobriety as if it was gold!
- Consider what you truly are losing by giving up something so unhealthy, keep this thought or thoughts at the forefront of your mind, especially when encountering triggers.
- Note your triggers and create new activities to put in their place.
- Join a support group.
- If you fall short and have a relapse, DO NOT give up! Keep quitting!
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#3 Organize finances, get out of debt, pay off bills, save money
Many people are up to their ass in debt and financial stress. They lose sleep over finances, damage personal relationships with arguments sometimes end up divorced and encounter depression.
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- Get organized, buy file folders to prioritize bills, expenses, and credit or student loans.
- Define your standard of living and figure out what you are willing and able to do without, give up, or modify. Brainstorm for ideas to generate additional income.
- Get rid of unused credit cards, or open accounts that you no longer have a purpose for. It's as simple as calling the credit card company and closing the account.
- Set payment goals for debt in reasonable and attainable intervals.
- Take a large deep breath, work on your plan, and remember that life "is what it is" and be still. If you are Christian, use a mantra, one as precious as "be still and know that I am God" to renew your faith and know that everything will be okay and work out. Worrying far into the future is futile, it's not here yet, so no point in driving yourself insane over it.
#4 Improve your education or find a better job
Self-improvement should be a lifelong process, as well as feeding your need for mental, physical, and spiritual enlightenment. Doing these things shouldn't be a simple New Year's Resolution, but even if you are labeling it as one, it's a great start! And a step in the right direction.
- Always have your resume updated, seek help if needed from a career counselor, or even your local library. If you're just looking to change jobs, start looking! Apply for jobs you may not even be entirely qualified for if it is something you're passionate about, or just really want, apply! What is the worst that can happen? You get rejected! So what. All you have to do is try.
- Make a point to learn something new every day, this could be as simple as taking up a new hobby, learning how to cook, reading a new book, taking a local Yoga or community center class. Anything that feeds and improves the mind is the goal!
- Research career options, income expectations, and evaluate your current skill set to get a clear picture of which direction you need to go to make your dream job a reality.
- Just do it. Half the battle of life is showing up and putting the action in.
Happy New Year!
And always remember, life is a gift. Celebrate and appreciate it. You only have one, so live each day happy, excited, and strive toward growth, change, and perfection!
© 2013 Rebecca