It is almost New Year, and with that comes that time again. It’s time to start thinking about your resolutions. We all set about the start of the year with refreshed optimism, the chance to improve our lives and even help those around us too.
There are many resolutions out there that you could take up, but it is all about finding the right one for you.
So, what sort of resolutions should you be thinking about?
Firstly, you could look at making a difference in the wider world. This could be as simple as committing to doing one good deed per day, or you could get out there and start volunteering. For example, you could start working at a food bank, or volunteer for something you are passionate about, no matter what it is in relation to, whether it be sport, art, nature or anything else.
We can perhaps all be a little guilty of having a bit of an unhealthy lifestyle from time to time, and we all have our vices, whether it be chocolate, junk food or alcohol. Many of us look to undertake an alcohol detox at the beginning of the year as part of Dry January, so why not just commit to it for longer?
It is not easy, particularly for those who have more heightened problems with alcohol, but it can be life changing, not just for your health, but for your finances too.
And while you may have given something up, you may also see the new year as a chance to try something new. There are tons of great new hobbies you can potentially pick up in 2023, from physical activities to artistic ones, all perfect for replacing things you may have given up.
After all, an hour’s running is certainly going to be more beneficial to you than an hour in the pub!
Practice saying no
Often we think that resolutions are all about doing more, saying yes and being that person that puts themselves out there. However, what you may find in yourself is that you often are a “yes” person and find it difficult to say no.
This can be exhausting and sometimes even leave you feeling resentful of people close to you. It can be difficult, but committing to learning how to say “no” could be the best resolution you ever take, allowing you to set boundaries. Boundaries that can actually often improve relationships you have with people. It allows you to focus on the things that matter to you most.