One of the time-honored New Year traditions is to set resolutions. We like the idea of improving, and making solid progress throughout the year.
If you want to improve your life, here are 5 suggestions for New Year resolutions:
1. Improve Your Health
One of the best things you can do for yourself is to improve your health. This isn’t just about losing weight. This is about improving your overall health. If you set this goal, you are better off breaking it down into smaller parts. Consider tackling a different aspect of your health at a time:
- Better eating habits
- Increased physical activity
- Better sleep schedule
- Time for relaxation
You can divide each of these aspects of your health so that you work on one for three months, and then add the others as you go along. That way, you build on your success, rather than overwhelming yourself immediately. Put together a realistic schedule, and you could improve your health over the course of the year.
2. Let Go Of Anger
Lately, I’ve been having anger issues. I know, though, that I will have a better life if I let go of the anger I’ve been feeling. Now is a good time to examine your life, and figure out what is holding you back emotionally. If you have a lot of anger, try to dial it back. Stop holding grudges, and forgive. You might be surprised at how much better you feel about yourself and your life as you begin to let go of anger.
3. Be More Thankful
Gratitude is one of the best ways to improve your life by increasing your happiness. Say “thank you” to more people. Cultivate an “attitude of gratitude” in your daily life. Keep a gratitude journal to help you focus on the things you are thankful for. Make it a point to look for the silver lining in your trials so that you can find something to learn from your difficulties and be thankful for. It can be difficult, but gratitude can help you with a more positive attitude, and that can be good for your life in general.
4. Help Others
Don’t forget to help others. Performing service for another person can take you outside yourself. Indeed, when you help others, you have a hard time focusing on your own problems. If you want to forget your own issues and difficulties for a while, take the time to help someone else. You’ll feel immense satisfaction, while at the same time taking some of the focus off your own problems.
5. Strengthen Your Most Important Relationships
Take the time to strengthen your most important relationships. Think about the people that matter most in your life. Positive relationships can help you improve your quality of life, and strengthening your best relationships is a good way to live better. Think about how you can improve your family relationships, as well as your relationships with others in your life. These strong ties can provide you with support when you are feeling low, as well as provide you with opportunities to help others.
In many cases, it’s the simple things in life that make a huge difference. Make New Year resolutions aimed at improving your quality of life, and you’ll be happier overall.