It is end of the year again and it is a great time to set goals and resolutions for the upcoming year, to improve ourselves or for personal growth. The goals you set can contribute greatly towards helping you live the live you desire.
Below are 4 types of New Year’s resolutions to help you determine what resolutions you want to set to ring in a happy and fruitful new year. You should set whatever goals you want to achieve in the upcoming year. Below is just a guide to help you along.
1. Health improvements.
Health is one of the most important factor in life. Health can being you happiness, energy, enthusiasm and vitality in everything you want to do. Make sure you set specific targets and actions that will provide you the results you wanted.
For example, rather than stating that you want to lose 25 pounds next year, try to find achievable goals that will help you lose weight. Set resolutions such as enrolling in a yoga class, trying three new types of aerobics, or going for a walk each day after dinner.
Resolve to bring new experiences into your life. Set goals about new foods that you want to try, eating 3 more vegetable servings each day, or growing your own organic vegetables.
These goals are more fun to reach, but they’ll contribute to the same end result.
2. Financial improvements.
This is another important resolution that many people make every year. As discuss previously, the goals and resolutions should be specific targets and actions.
For example, a good resolution should be “save $10,000 in savings by saving 10% of my salary and put in extra 3 hours at work each week”. This example indicates the goal which is to save $10,000 by the end of the year. It also states what can be done to achieve the goal; that is by saving 10% of the salary as well as working harder.
Bear in mind that resolutions need to be realistic and achievable. Try to avoid setting unrealistic and vague resolutions.
Or make a list of specific money-saving actions like the above that you’d like to incorporate into your daily life and add a new action to your routine each week. By the end of the year, you’ll be an automatic money-saving machine!
3. Creative endeavors.
Creative goals can absolutely lead to personal enrichment and development. What interests you? Set resolutions to try new things, experience new places, challenge your comfort zone, and learn about yourself all at the same time.
To get you started, consider resolutions to try new crafts or creative projects, start writing in a journal, take up pottery, or a variety of other creative endeavors. Create a resolution to try a new recipe at least once a month. Or fashion a resolution to hand-make every Christmas gift you give, starting at the beginning of the year!
4. Intellectual endeavors.
Intellectual New Year’s resolutions can also benefit you in many different ways. Elect to take a course or seminar on a topic interests you, such as photography, scrapbooking, auto repair, or entrepreneurship.
Challenge yourself to read ten non-fiction books about subjects that interest you, or resolve to participate in an intellectual challenge like NaNoWriMo, November’s “National Novel Writing Month.
New Year’s resolutions are a great way to find new ways to challenge yourself.
Above all else, choose New Year’s resolution goals that actually interest you and that are achievable for you. Resolve to do things that will be enjoyable, while also improving your life as a whole.