Often, our New Years Resolutions are focused on changing ourselves in some way instead of being focused on growing as a person or working towards meaningful goals. First, we'll list some tips for maintaining New Years Resolutions, then list some examples of resolutions that focus on happiness, mindfulness, and self-compassion.
Tips For Maintaining New Years Resolutions:
Make your goals SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound).
Make sure you have clear reasons for setting each goal.
Find a resolution buddy that you can do your resolutions with.
Integrate your goals into your daily routines.
Stay flexible and adjust your goals if needed.
Avoid an all-or-nothing attitude- if there are periods where you don't maintain your resolution, that doesn't mean you've failed. You can simply start again!
Examples of Healthy New Years Resolutions:
Practice mindfulness regularly
Spend more time doing an activity you love
Start a new hobby
Find new ways to exercise or move your body that you find fun
Work towards maintaining a work-life balance
Spend more quality time with loved ones
Work towards better sleep habits
Practice setting boundaries
Learn about something you're interested in
Find a creative outlet
Overcome a fear that you have
Get support to improve your mental health
Learn how to rest without guilt