As December stretches on and the final days of the year set it, it’s time to start thinking about who you want to be, and who you will be, in 2018. The hardest part about New Year’s resolutions isn’t setting them, however; it’s keeping them and following through on your resolution after those first few days in January. Before I get into what would be some unique and achievable resolutions, here are a few tips on how to go about setting yourself up for success in the New Year. Some rules of thumb: be realistic in your own interests, abilities, and goals. Be specific! Be authentic, and make sure you stick true to yourself. Be positive, and focus on all the potential opportunity that awaits you in the New Year.
Meet new people! Join a local club, volunteer at a community organization, or even just start expanding your friendship circles with friends of friends. Meeting new and interesting people is a great way to grow your interests, improve your social skills, and add valuable people to your everyday life. Expand your interest, find your tribe, be your authentic self and the rest will follow. And speaking of hanging out with more people, there’s a good chance you might find yourself spending time in bars and clubs. Now, where the cool kids hang out isn’t necessarily a healthy joint, if you catch our drift. So take the time to focus more on your diet. To be frank, eat less junk. While it’s near impossible to get rid of ALL junk food, a good resolution to start the new year is to cut back on the amount of unhealthy food you consume. Some expert tips include keeping your house stocked with fresh and delicious snacks like colorful fruits and veggies, keeping low-calorie options handy, and not being afraid of some indulgence every once in a while.
One of the most popular resolutions out there: exercise. We all have varying levels of athletic ability. Maybe your resolution will be to run a marathon this year, or maybe you just want to start by adding a little more movement to your daily routine. Adding simple activities like taking the stairs instead of the elevator, taking a walk during your lunch break, or just doing some light stretches before getting out of bed in the morning can add tons of new energy to your day.