Was your 2014 as successful as you thought it would be? Did you complete your resolutions? Do you have ideas for resolutions for the New Year? 2015 is just around the corner, but most of us have no idea what our resolutions should be, and if they should benefit our lives in the new year to come. What if we have our goals set for things that would not help us in a positive (or even necessary) way? Are the resolutions you’re coming up with necessary for your success? Check out the list below to find out!
The first thing you should do is evaluate your resolutions from last year. Did you fulfill them? Were they successful? Did they help your income? Some of the best resolutions are those that move you forward every year and still offer you success along the way.
Some questions to think about:
A) Do I need to change my sleep pattern?
B) What can I do differently to motivate me to work?
C) What can I do differently in my goal to lose/gain weight?
D) What was my goal for last year? What is my goal this year?
The answers to these questions should sprout some interesting resolution ideas.
Add some new ideas to spice up your new year. There’s a quote by Steve Olson that says that “Satisfaction is the death of desire,” and we need to expect change in our lives in order to have a more positive and productive year. If one of your ideas offers you little to no success, change it!
If you’re a blogger or a vlogger, you come up with new ideas every week, so why not have a goal for your website that speaks to the readers in a new and improved way?
These are some questions to think about when coming up with resolutions in relation to your blog:
A) Was my blog successful last year?
B) What do my viewers expect to see this year?
C) What’s a new, innovative idea for my blog?
D) Do I have existing ideas that can be flipped?
Make a list of the goals you would like to accomplish in all aspects of your life; goals that help your career, your friendships, and your lifestyle.
Some questions to think about:
A) What can I do to promote myself in my career?
B) Do I know people who bring negativity into my life?
C) Am I happy? What can I do to make my life positive?
There may be things in your life that are holding you back from accomplishing your goals. You need to make a list of these positive and negative aspects and eliminate the ones that are harmful to your lifestyle. Our energy comes from the people we surround ourselves with. If we have negativity in our lives, it will affect our career, our friendships, and our day-to-day living.
For some fun and exciting ideas, see the list below:
1) Write a blog
Blogging can be a fun way to release stress, take a break, or make money! If you haven’t already, consider starting a blog.
2) Meet new people
Out with the old, in with the new! Are there people in your life that are not contributing to your success? Do they bring negativity into your life? Maybe it’s time to meet people in your desired circles that help you grow spiritually, emotionally, physically, and mentally. Go out and meet them!
3) Learn a skill
It’s never too late to learn a new skill! In fact, the more you know, the better.
4) Learn a language
If you want to be a leader, you have to be multilingual. But why not be multilingual anyway? The best way to keep your brain active and healthy is to feed it with knowledge. Keep it busy!
5) Learn to dance
Everybody should know how to dance, even if it’s just for small-town clubs. Dancing is good for your health, it keeps you in shape, it’s proven to make you happier, and who does not love a person who can dance?
6) Write a book
For those writers out there, there’s never any harm in working on more than one novel, movie script, or short story. Keep your creativity alive and write, write, write!
7) Create how-to videos
People love knowledge, they constantly strive to learn more, why not help them out? Create how-to videos on something you feel you are good at and can show the world.
8) Eat healthy
This is one of those resolutions that takes a lot of time and devotion to stick to. If you want to have a healthier, happier lifestyle, start with managing the way you eat.
It never hurts to exercise regularly. Consider this as a resolution, even if it’s just 20 sit-ups a day.
10) Watch less television
Are you someone who hits at home and watches television more than you should? Consider getting out of the house and doing something more productive, like volunteering to clean trash off the streets.
11) Early to bed, early to rise
One of the best ways to stay motivated throughout the day is to get plenty of rest and get up early! It is said that we get more done in the mornings than we do if we get up around 10 AM. Time is money, so if we get up early, we have more time to get more done!
12) Keep a clean house
A clean environment is a better work environment. Take 15-20 minutes out of your day to clean up a mess, do the dishes, vacuum the couch, or what-not.
13) Explore your spiritual side
Looking for greater meaning and purpose in your life? Maybe it is time to expand and explore your spiritual side. Find out what you’ve been missing.
14) Stop smoking
This is another timely resolution that is hard to stick to. Consider it for your own health benefits.
15) Make your own soap
Forget those name-brand soap names that slowly damage your skin; learn how to make soap and make any scent you want!
16) Cook your own meal
Instead of going out to eat a lot, consider staying in and cooking. Maybe a nice romantic dinner at home is just what you’ve been needing.
Have you ever thought about traveling but did not have the time? There’s so many places to travel in or around your area that don’t require a lot of gas money or plane rides. Go to a new restaurant or coffee shop!