As Christmas seasons is already upon us and New Year is just behind the corner, we usually all grab a piece of paper and a pen to start making a list of our New Year’s resolutions. Try to make a list which you can really keep, start with an easy- to-follow strategies.
Doing the new year's resolution is not an overnight task, it takes time, perseverance and the determination that you want to make a lasting and sustainable change in your life.
If you can’t make up your mind or think of ideas for your new year’s resolution list, here are a few of the more common resolutions that people usually use for their list:
1-Promise yourself to spend more time with your loved ones
This is a very common and widely used new year’s resolution, often at the top of the list. Most of us, if not all of us, tend to neglect our friends, family and loved ones when we become very busy with the vicious time consuming work cycle. With the current state of the global economy, this has become more prevalent as people strive to hold on to their existing jobs while others are out busy seeking one. That’s why you should start assessing and thiking if all this has caused you to shortchange your loved ones and family of quality time spent together. It might be a good time to resolve to start planning, meeting and doing things with your loved ones on a more regular basis.
If you are a smoker, then this merits serious consideration as a priority on your list. Smoking can both negatively affect your health and cost you money. So what’s a better New Year resolution that will help you save money and restore your health? However, quitting smoking is not an easy task; you have to plan it carefully and will need loads of determination on your part to see it through. While tis is a fairly common New Year's resolution, it is also the one that many find difficult to stick with on a permanent basis.
3-Losing Those Extra Pounds
If you have a few extra pounds here and there, then come up with resolution and a plan to lose those pounds, such as picking an eating plan that suits you. Don’t eat unless you’re hungry and don’t eat if you're full, eat only when you really need to eat. Also choose what you eat carefully, keep it healthy and cut on the fat-filled junk foods. Improved health is the benefit to this resolution, and your family will most likely appreciate you making this effort and could provide you the motivation and support that could help you go through this process.
4- Getting Fit
It always goes with the previously mentioned New Year’s resolutions such as quitting smoking and losing weight, though this is probably a more ambitious resolution as it involves various elements such as exercise, proper diet, adopting a healthy lifestyle, etc. It will take a lot of willpower and determination to stick with this resolution. If successful however, the benefits are well worth it.
5-Finding a Better Job
A lot of people see the New Year as a new beginning in temrs of embarking on a career or just simply deciding to look for a new better job. But make sure that you do your homework properly concerning your search for a new job or embarking on a new career, especially if you have family as not only you will be affected by the outcome.
So far, all the previous New Year’s resolutions were concerned about helping or upgrading yourself in a way or another. That’s why we should also consider an altruistic new year’s resolution on our list, such as helping others. This can be done by enlisting yourself as a volunteer at charity organizations.
7- Quit Drinking
Drinking a beer here and there is acceptable; it’s the excessive drinking that leaves you with a terrible hang over and could cause health problems in the long term that might need cutting down. That’s why a lot of people see this New Year’s resolution as a very important one. Like smoking, it is also one of the more common ones. Strangely enough, this resolution is usually made in the midst of heavy drinking in celebration of the New Year and tends to be forgotten in the ensuing hang-over the following day.
Well, those 7 New Year’s resolutions are merely snapshots of what you can consider for your list. However, that shouldn't limit you or stop you from coming up with your own. At the heart of it all is the prospect of a new start, a renewal to coincide with the opportunities that the coming of new year brings in with it.