With 2019 already in full swing, New Year’s resolution are being tested around the world. They always begun with much gusto and commitment, but what happens when the determination fades. The good news is that you don’t need to be set to begin your resolutions on 01 January – why not add new goals as you go along.
Whether you are setting goals before 01 January or after, remember to be compassionate with yourself and set realistic ones. Here we discuss five resolutions worth keeping and suggestions on how to do so.
- A healthier lifestyle
Adopting a healthier lifestyle can be a challenging task, especially for busy parents. However choosing to eat healthier and exercise regularly will result in a healthier and happier you. Looking after your health will give you the energy and vitality to take care of the rest of your family.
Consider pre-planning meals at the beginning of each week, ensuring that you get your daily intake of fruit and vegetables. Commit to physical activity at least three to four times a week for 30 minutes. If you are struggling with this commitment, find a workout buddy who will hold you accountable and go on walks or visit the gym with you.
Decluttering is not a once-off process but rather a continuous effort. Not only does decluttering help clean out your home and give you space, it also has countless health benefits especially when it comes to reducing anxiety and stress.
During the decluttering process you may find that you have certain items that you only use seasonally or are just too sentimental to throw away. Self storage provides a perfect solution for these items. Most self storage companies offer different-sized units on flexible leases, so that you only use the amount of space you need for as long as you need it. It’s a great way to keep those items safe and accessible, making your New Year resolution of decluttering far more manageable.
- Spend more time with your family
Many people begin the new year with the goal of spending more time with loved ones. In particular, building stronger relationships with family members by investing in quality time. This can dramatically improve the dynamic of a family, making the home a loving and supportive environment.
If you struggle to juggle everything, try to set aside a designated time each week to either meet up with a specific family member over coffee or start a new hobby with your partner. Small routine acts, such as reading a bedside story to your children, can have an incredible effect on the relationship.
- Take care of yourself
While it is important to love and take care of those around you, many individuals often neglect themselves – making self-care a popular New Year’s resolution. This typically involves identifing any unhealthy behaviour patterns, feelings or thoughts that could have a negative influence on your daily routine.
To keep this resolution, ensure you respect yourself and leave negative situations behind. Staying positive, cutting out toxic influences and refusing to compare yourself to others will help boost your self-confidence on a daily basis.
- Save more money
Everyone wants to have more money! Saving even a small amount every month can make a difference. With a number expenses due at the end of every month and mouths to feed at the dinner table, it is often easier said than done.
Start small, such as not eating out and preventing impulsive purchases. Saving towards a specific goal, whether it be to travel abroad, put a deposit down for a car or for a new gadget will help you focus on reducing casual spending.
New Year’s resolutions are a great way to improve yourself in a number of areas. By approaching your resolutions in a focused and structured way, you may find yourself ticking off a lot more of them at the end of the year!