Happy New Year! Let me start off by wishing all of you the best of luck for the year ahead. The past year has come and gone and now people all over the world are welcoming in the new year with a bang, and arms open wide. The new year always spurs a sense of fresh starts and new beginnings. With this feeling now firmly engraved in our subconscious, many people will be making their traditional New Year's resolutions for the upcoming year. Although these resolutions are a fantastic idea and always have good intentions, they usually fall apart after the month of January ends. Fear not, however, as here are some suggestions of small actions that you can do every day to keep your resolutions on track throughout the whole year.
This is probably the umbrella term for the most New Year's resolutions that are out there. Whether your goal is to lose weight, build muscle, stop smoking or fix whatever illness you might currently have, it’s bound to fall under this category. Unfortunately, these health-related goals are usually long term. This means that for some people it may be hard to keep the momentum going when they don’t see the results within their predicted time range. With this end goal in mind, there are some small things that you can do daily instead. For example, start by switching to whole grains, choosing fruit over candy for a snack, reaching for sodium free foods instead and if you’re ambitious, add a few jumping jacks, push-ups or a 10-minute yoga session to your daily routine.
Do Good Deeds
The world is a hard place. I love this resolution as it has personal and environmental benefits. The best thing, however, about this goal is that the smallest action can count as a good deed. Want to be more environmentally friendly? You can do this by picking up a piece of litter on the sidewalk every day, not littering yourself, turning off the lights when you’re not in the room or recycling. Want to help other people? There are many volunteering options out there but most people just don’t have the time to do it. If this is the case for you then don’t panic as there are a variety of small acts that you can do right now. Be an angel by donating a can or bag of whatever food item you find stuffed at the back of your pantry when you walk by a local food market, comment a passerby or drop off an old toy or piece of clothing that’s a size off to drop off zones that are literally everywhere or you can even call a foundation to pick it up at your house! You can even be a Good Samaritan by giving anybody a gift, signing or starting a petition for a cause or donating money.
This last category covers everything consulting person growth. This can include wanting to travel more, sign things off on your bucket list, accumulating more wealth, pursuing education, and other matters revolving around yourself. Since this is a broad term, there are, luckily, many ways in which you can get started and stay on track the whole year long. If you want to get out and travel more, then I suggest making plans now.
Start researching where you want to go as well as how much it will cost, places to stay, how to get there, when to go and so forth. If you want to be more organized but you think cleaning is such a drag, then take a step at a time by cleaning one drawer or one tabletop every day. If you want to find love a friend, then try to schedule a coffee date or go to a local event in your area. There are also numerous online platforms that you can make a profile for in under 5 minutes. If you want to reach a career goal, try to look up online about the education you need, the salary, where to get that education or where you will need to go to work. For these goals, sometimes all you need is to pick up your phone!