So, what’s your next New Year’s resolution? Is it to lose weight? Live a more active lifestyle? Give up smoking? Save money?
Whatever your goals are, if you find yourself reading this, chances are you wish to achieve something amazing by the end of next year.
That’s a good way to start the year—changing something for the better. Unfortunately, change requires perseverance and lots of hard work. This is the reason why so many of us start the year believing that this is going to be a year of great changes, but only a few of us successfully achieve their resolutions.
Here are some of the most common New Year’s resolutions many of us make year after year—and are then forgotten just as often.
1. Spend more time with family
It’s a noble resolution to have, but life just gets in the way and some things are bound to happen—may it be at work or your personal relationship. Having more time to spend with your family still comes down to priorities and logistics, which changes constantly. Instead of promising you’ll have more time available for family bonding, take the time to evaluate your lifestyle. Determine your priorities, try hiring people to do the small tasks that takes up so much of your time, know when to start and stop working. This way, you’ll have better hold of your time and be able to use them on things that really matters.
2. Stop being a procrastinator
Saying you’ll stop being a procrastinator is a great New Year’s resolution that can greatly help your future. But how are you planning to achieve this goal? What exactly is your game plan to shift your mindset from being a procrastinator? Instead of just saying you want to end procrastination, put it into action by joining support groups, organizations or business classes to help you keep your goals and avoid the temptation later on to put it off.
3. Lose weight
This is the most popular resolution made by people, but experts say that losing weight isn’t as easy as it sounds when you’re setting it as one of your New Year’s goals. You need to find out first your overall health status and uncover hormonal, digestive and other health challenges you might have before you can determine your method of weight loss. A more practical goal is to start making healthier choices and habits such as get moving more and choosing healthier foods as much as you can.
These are the most common New Year’s resolutions people make, but unfortunately most of them are almost impossible to maintain for most of us because of different reasons—boredom, lack of patience or time. But if you have conquered all or even some of them, continue this positive change and make them a part of your day-to-day life even after the year ends.