New Years Resolutions 101

With the New Year celebrated and the roaring 20’s officially started, it’s time to dig into those New Year’s Resolutions. Now, I don’t know about all of you, though resolutions can be really motivating, they can also be difficult to keep up as real-life starts to set in after the holiday grace period. So, here are a couple of tips to help you keep your resolutions this year:

Set Goals For You:

Everyone has a different path in life, and everyone wants different things out of their year. Whenever I set out to do something, I always check in with myself and make sure the goal or change makes sense for me and my life. In my opinion, there is no point in doing something that doesn’t align with my beliefs, values, and lifestyle and this includes taking on a goal just because someone else does. Everyone is going to want to put different resolutions into play for the new decade and that’s awesome. Just because my goals for the new year might be different from my friends doesn’t mean we can’t all strive to achieve them together and check in with each other on our progress. However, I know from experience, that my goal will be very difficult to achieve unless it’s something I actually want to do, have, or be.

K.I.S. (Keep It Simple):

It’s awesome to have goals and I believe the key to living an exceptional life is to push ourselves to go out of our comfort zone and grow as individuals as a result. However, make sure you set up the game to win. What I mean by this is, it’s pointless to set a goal that is difficult to maintain in our daily lives. Everyone has different commitments and all of those commitments require time out of our days. If I set a goal that is unrealistic for my lifestyle and schedule, then I know it’s going to become a losing battle to stay with it past January 31st. If you start by setting aside 10-15 minutes every day to focus on your goal, it’ll add up and you’ll feel so awesome about being able to keep your resolution that you may find yourself increasing the time you spend on it daily.

Have Fun With It:

At the end of the day, I believe it’s important to have fun with your goals/resolutions. If something is fun, brings me joy, or connects me with good people; that’s going to be something I’m going to want to keep as a part of my daily / weekly life. The more fun something is, the more enjoyment you get out of it, the more you’re going want to keep doing it.

No matter what your goals are for 2020, I hope you all have a new year full of health, happiness, and prosperity. Cheers!

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