As we know, people are always changing and so do their aspirations. When the clock strikes twelve and we enter into a new year, we get a second chance to be accountable to ourselves. Is there anything we can improve in the New Year? Remember not to be too ambitious as you may feel overwhelmed quite quickly. On the other hand, don’t set really low standards either, because then you might be inclined to take them lightly. The idea is to have the perfect balance; meaningful goals that are attainable. In addition to making achievable goals, make sure to monitor your progress to help you hang on.
Here are some examples of resolutions that can be more attainable:
1. Vow to spend more time with your friends and family. Apart from being selfless, involving others in your resolution is a perfect way to motivate yourself to achieve your goal. This is the perfect opportunity for you to entertain more often and to dust off that leaf extension you have for your dining table!
2. Vow to change your sleeping habits. This should not be too difficult either. Conventional wisdom teaches us that mind, body and soul work as one. Therefore, it is safe to say that rest is needed to maintain optimal health. Start by going to bed earlier to get more sleep. If your mattress is preventing you from having a good night’s rest, you may want to invest in a good one.
3. Vow to take some personal time now and then. Whether that means sitting on the couch and watching your favorite show or reading a book, we all need personal time to decompress from our day. We all get busy, but it’s important to make time for something we enjoy. This does not mean you now have “carte blanche” to become a couch potato! On the contrary!
Well there you have it – some tips to help you see your resolutions in a new light. Making meaningful and attainable goals just might help you make some long-term changes in your life.
Happy New Year!