Happy New Year!
The fresh start of a new year is always nice. The ups and downs of 2015 are left behind, and a bright new canvas lies ahead.
What are your hopes and dreams for this New Year? Maybe amidst all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, you haven’t had a chance to make your resolutions. If that sounds familiar, here are a few ideas for inspiration.
15 New Year’s Resolution Ideas for Procrastinators
- Of course, the most popular one of all…get in shape!
- Read more.
- Spend more time with your loved ones.
- Get a promotion.
- Save money.
- Take a class in something that interests you.
- Start a new hobby.
- Mend a relationship.
- Make new friends.
- Start a journal.
- Learn a new language.
- Get more sleep.
- Be more thankful.
Making Them Stick
Even more important than making your resolution, is to have an actionable plan to be successful in reaching your goals.
- It is also important that you set a realistic goal.
- Keep yourself accountable.
- Automate when possible.
- Eliminate temptation.
- Most importantly, be motivated. Without motivation, it will be next to impossible to change your habits. This is also why it is so important that your goal be realistic. Success boosts your confidence to keep going.
Example: If you are want to get in shape, find a work out partner. You are much more likely to get out of bed and get to the gym at 5:30 am (or whatever time you schedule.. which is important.. schedule it!) if you have someone relying on you to be there for them.
Example: If you want to save money, open a savings account, write out a budget plan, and set up an automatic transfer with your bank. If the money isn’t in your spending account, you won’t be tempted to spend it.
A tip to keep yourself accountable without a partner: Post your resolutions in a place it will catch your attention often, and share them with your family and friends who can help you achieve your goals.
A Resolution for Everyone
Last but not least, let’s all make more mistakes this year. You will absolutely love this quote from Neil Gaiman:
“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.
Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.
So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.
Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, do it.
Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”
So Here’s to 2016!
Let’s make it a great one full of fun, happiness, and love!
C. Gomez works at our corporate office as an administrative assistant. She recently welcomed a new addition into her family as she became a new mom! She contributed the foundation for this article. Thank you!