As November stretches on and the final days of the year set it, it’s time to start thinking about who you want to be, and who you will be, in 2020. The hardest part about New Year’s resolutions isn’t setting them, however; it’s keeping them and following through on your resolution after those first few days in January. Before I get into what would be some unique and achievable resolutions, here are a few tips on how to go about setting yourself up for success in the New Year. Be realistic in your own interests, abilities, and goals. Be specific, as specific as you can, actually. Be authentic, and make sure you stick true to yourself. Be positive, and focus on all the potential opportunity that awaits you in the New Year. Now, using some of these tips, any one of the following can be adapted to fit your own unique lifestyle and help you become an even better person in 2020.
Meet new people! Join a local club, volunteer at a community organization, or even just start expanding your friendship circles with friends of friends. Meeting new and interesting people is a great way to grow your interests, improve your social skills, and add valuable people to your everyday life. Eat less junk! While it’s near impossible to get rid of ALL junk food, a good resolution to start the new year is to cut back on the amount of unhealthy food you consume. Some expert tips include keeping your house stocked with fresh and delicious snacks like colorful fruits and veggies, keeping low calorie options handy, and not being afraid of some indulgence every once in a while.
Be more active! We all have varying levels of athletic ability. Maybe your resolution will be to run a marathon this year, or maybe you just want to start by adding a little more movement to your daily routine. Adding simple activities like taking the stairs instead of the elevator, taking a walk during your lunch break, or just doing some light stretches before getting out of bed in the morning can add tons of new energy to your day. Travel! There’s lots of excuses why people don’t travel more. Money, work, and other life commitments always seem to get in the way. But traveling more doesn’t have to mean spending tons of money or disrupting your work or family schedule. Start by synchronizing all important schedules of work, school, family members, etc., and find a time that’s convenient for most. This could be a weekend, a holiday, or it could meaning planning way in advance, which okay too. Traveling, no matter the destination or length of time, is a great way to refresh the mind and body, and make valuable memories with loved ones in new places.