As the new year begins, we fall into the annual trap of resolutions. Let’s be honest. We all made those unrealistic resolutions about losing 20 pounds of weight, learning a new language, following our passions, saving money and the list goes on. But by the second week of February, the majority of us bounce back to our old lazy selves.
Planning for 5 to 10 years down the road is a hard task and no one expects you to have it all figured out now. The only way you can break free from this cycle is by setting resolutions that resonate with your current lifestyle and is highly realistic.
Below are 5 resolutions that are not only realistic but also easy for you to implement in 2020:
1. Embracing The Good and The Bad
Let your new year be about embracing yourself, the good and the bad. You can only love yourself entirely when you have the ability to accept your flaws and be proud of your achievements at the same time. We all have some shortcomings or insecurities that we hide from the world.
Some of us are insecure about our financial positions, our qualifications, our appearance, or our jobs. Whatever that maybe, your aim should be to face those fears and be comfortable in your own shoes.
Many of us hide behind makeup to conceal our flaws. As an essential part of self-love, you should embrace your natural look and be confident in your skin.
2. Path to Good Health
Life has become fast-paced. We barely have time to look after our health or listen to what our body needs. It’s easy to get caught up in a passive and unhealthy lifestyle. But becoming healthy is not as hard as you think.
All you need is a little will power to get started.
Why not watch an easy workout video to do at home that can take up to 15 to 20 mins? Just a few minutes in the morning will give you the fuel to go through the rest of the day being energized and positive.
It is also always a good habit to have a wholesome breakfast that will provide your body with the energy for the rest of the day. However, most of us barely have time in the morning to prepare breakfast. To ensure that you do not skip your breakfast even if you’re in a rush, you can try these easy and healthy breakfast options. An empty stomach will make you feel tired and irritated more easily.
3. Write a Little Everyday
Do you remember every detail of an exciting event that happened last year? Or about an important decision you took? If you have a good memory then that is great. But usually, that’s not the case for most of us. It is easy to overlook the good moments and focus only on negative ones.
Writing about your daily life will help you remember every detail and feelings you have been through during a specific time in your life. Incorporate the good habit of writing about what happened in your day, just before bedtime. Through this, you will feel relaxed as you pen down your thoughts and keep them recorded. You can also reflect and inspire yourself to realize how close you are to your dreams.
4. Start with Small Goals
As soon as you wake up, write a to-do list to accomplish within that day. At the end of the day, revisit the list and see how many tasks you could tick off. This way you will feel accomplished and motivated to do more every day.
Setting small goals is a smarter decision than making big ones and not working towards them because you can get overwhelmed.
5. Say Goodbye to Your Comfort Zone
“Success begins at the end of your comfort zone”
Just as the quote suggests, you can never achieve success if you choose to stay in your comfort zone and do things that you are familiar with.
There will always be risks in everything new, but you will never know what it could have been if you don’t try. Do all those exciting things you have been afraid to do, be it skydiving or quitting your job to start your own business. Live the day instead of waiting for another time.
The most important aspect of a resolution is implementing it into your life. There’s no point in making a resolution that is lost on a piece of paper. A new year is a new opportunity to change your life. We hope our resolution ideas will inspire you to work on yours!