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A yearly, worldy tradition every New Year is to come up with a list of resolutions, goals that shape us into better versions of ourselves. The plan to bring about positive change/s into our lives and hopefully carry this through the entire year or possibly even throughout our lifetime.
We’ve scoured the web and compiled the Top Ten Most Popular New Year’s Resolutions.
1/ GETTING FIT
Exercise has a multitude of benefits to our body, mind and well being which is reason enough this tops the list of New Year’s Resolutions. Exercise strengthens our heart, controls weight, tones muscles, improves mood and so much more.
2/ WEIGHT LOSS
The holiday feasts and the CoVid pandemic has left the majority of us with shrunken clothing and a defective weighing scale. Fasting, diet programs and weight loss products are options available to those who are looking to lose weight.
3/ EATING HEALTHY
Salt, sugar, processed and fatty foods without a doubt taste good. However, excessive consumption of these products can do our bodies harm. Minimizing and replacing these with healthier food options can place our bodies and minds at an optimum state.
4/ IMPROVING RELATIONSHIPS
Relationships are vital to our well being. Bettering our relationships with others can improve health, provide stability and a greater sense of purpose. Keeping this in mind, all relationships need work in order for it to thrive.
5/ PURSUING CAREER/AMBITION
Pursuing a career or ambition motivates a person to learn, gives a sense of independence, boosts self esteem and improves a person’s lifestyle.
6/ QUIT SMOKING
Cigarettes contains poisonous chemicals that are highly addictive and the smoke produced by these cigarettes also contain cancer causing chemicals. Quitting smoking even for the first 10 minutes can instantly improve your health.
7/ LEARNING SOMETHING NEW
Learning something new everyday stimulates our brain, improves our focus, expands our thought processes among its many other benefits. We can learn from different people from all walks of life, from children to the elderly, from the animals to our environment. We can also pick up a new hobby or skill. One should never stop learning.
8/ SPEND WISELY
Creating a budget, carefully considering purchases, tracking expenses, keeping payments on track equals more money in the bank.
9/ READ MORE
Reading is beneficial to our mental health. It supplies us with information, inspires creativity, increases our vocabulary and evokes the imagination.
10/ SPENDING TIME WITH FAMILY
Participating in family activities, sharing meals or sitting around together strengthens the bond between family members. It encourages communication, provides support and builds self esteem.
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SET ATTAINABLE GOALS
Creating realistic goals that can be met by the person prevents disappointments and boosts self esteem. Setting a goal too high could create the opposite effect than what is intended.
Every journey begins with a little step. Taking the initiative to take these steps moves us one step closer towards our goals everyday.
CHART YOUR PROGRESS
During the process of your journey, write down your results. Charting your progress can show you areas you have improved on and which areas need more work.
Comparing your progress to others can leave you feeling inadequate or overly confident. Check your progress chart, and you will be surprised how far you’ve come!
Surrounding yourself with people with common goals can help you improve. Groups share information, stories, provide support and can forge friendships.
There will be days when one loses motivation and that is okay. Resting is also vital to recovery, take the necessary steps to refocus and get back on track.