The start of a new year is the perfect time to evaluate your life and set goals for yourself. Resolutions can help you make small changes that will make a difference for you and your family—past, present, and future. Not sure what you want your resolutions to be? Here are some easy, doable New Year’s resolutions ideas to get your list started.
Start that thing you’ve always had on the back of your mind
Have a book idea you have sat on for years? Always dreamed of backpacking in Europe? Find a way to set those goals in motion in small ways every day. (Write for 15 minutes a day, or save part of your paycheck, for example.)
Take a picture a day
Pictures are worth a thousand words. Take a picture each day, and save the photos to preserve a year in your life. Then look through them all at the end of the year!
Unplug and recharge
A small break from the screen can be downright liberating. Instead of spending the better part of your morning on social media or checking emails, use this time to meditate, read, write, sip your coffee, exercise, or anything you’ve been wanting to do and haven’t had the time.
Start a savings account
Set goals to fit your budget. Any amount saved adds up over time! There are even apps that can help you start saving.
Invest in yourself
If you’ve been wanting to read more, pick up a book before bed. If you’ve always wanted to learn a new skill, take an online course or enroll in a class. Do the thing you’ve always thought about doing and talked yourself out of countless times. Commit to just one thing that allows you to invest in yourself. It doesn’t even have to be big, it just has to make you feel like you’re doing something good for you.
Build your confidence
Practice doing little things that are hard for you, and slowly build up to bigger challenges. Talk yourself up when you are feeling nervous or less confident.
Live more in the moment
Make 2021 the year you live in the moment, no matter if you’re digging into a brunch with friends or hanging out with your better half on a random weeknight. Be as mindful as you can of your time together, even if it’s just for an hour. Although it’s tempting to pick up your phone, resist the urge and be present. Everyone benefits from some quality time with those you love.
Change your mindset
Take a few minutes and think about everything you’ve accomplished in this past year. Which struggles you faced, the obstacles you overcame, or any of the thousands of ways you’ve grown as a person over the course of the year. Pretty empowering right? While it’s easy to feel discouraged or unsure of yourself from time to time, don’t dwell on those negative thoughts. Make an effort to remember all the positive aspects of your life and the areas where you are succeeding and you’ll feel a thousand times more motivated.’