The beginning of a new year is that time when you and everyone you know starts to think about things that they are going to try to achieve in the next 12 months, about new habits that they are going to pick up and about changes that they are going to make. You know as well as I do that the majority of resolutions are broken by the end of January, but if you are looking to really make a difference in your life next year, then I’ve got a few suggestions for you. Here are twelve life-changing resolutions that you will want to keep!
1. Get outside for Five Minutes a Day
Even if you are staying at home all day, get out into the garden and walk around for five minutes. Just five minutes of sunshine on your skin can make a beneficial difference.
2. Turn Your Phone off before Bed
Respect your need for sleep and rest by turning your phone off, or at the very least putting it somewhere out of immediate reach so you can’t stay up and browse or be interrupted by alerts.
3. Eat More Fruits and Vegetables
You shouldn’t underestimate just how life-changing keeping up with a healthy diet of plenty of fruits and veg can be in the long term.
4. Look for Solutions, Not Problems
Don’t dwell on the difficulty of your obstacles, but instead use your mind to figure out ways to overcome them.
5. Say I Love You More
We all have people in our lives that we love, whether they are romantic or platonic. Whoever those people are for you, make sure that you tell them more often the value they bring to your life.
6. Learn to Say No
Make this year the one when you stopped being a pushover. You are a grown adult now, so you don’t have to put yourself through stress and anxiety by saying yes to things that you don’t want to do.
7. Search for the Beauty in Life
This is about being more of an optimist than a pessimist. Try to change your attitude so that you search for the silver living in every dark cloud this year.
8. Don’t Be Obsessed with Money
When it comes to your work and career this new year, try to make more decisions based on your goals and your workplace happiness rather than just the income you earn.
9. Talk Less, Listen More
Try not to be overbearing in all of your personal relationships. Take a different approach this year and listen to people more than you talk to them. You can learn a lot!
10. Keep Long Distance Friendships Going
Don’t let distance be the thing that breaks up key friendships. With today’s technology, there is no reason for you not to be as close as ever!
11. Laugh More
After all, they do say that laughter is the best medicine! It is absolutely essential that you appreciate the funny side of life.
12. Make Time to do Nothing
Making an appointment with your couch might feel like you aren’t being productive, but in fact it is the kind of self care that you need in order to recharge your batteries every now and then!