Many of us want to start the new year fresh and have grandiose plans for how much we’re going to change/improve. At least, that’s my thought—I always have plenty of things I can be better at! 😊 But then of course I get dragged down by reality and the thought of tackling more than I can handle. Often the goals go by the wayside in the not-very-distant-future (say be January 7 . . . ).
So, I decided to try picking a few things that I should be doing anyway that don’t take a lot of time/energy/effort but are a little more realistic and can enhance my life and maybe even the lives of others. Here are some things I’m going to try and tackle with purpose:
Vow to notice something new/different every week (this can be a change in someone else or scenery or new equipment I pass by; whatever).
Vow to say something nice to someone you don’t often talk to and mean it (it’s so easy to just pass people by if we’re not intentional).
Vow to learn something new each week (this is easy for me—there is ALWAYS something new to learn).
Vow to eat something you want to but know you shouldn’t and not feel guilty once/week (I don’t think I’ll have problems with this one . . . ).
Vow to leave your phone off for one hour/week in the middle of a day (this will take some calendar reminders—but I’m going to try).
Vow to stand/walk/exercise/meditate 5 additional minute each day (five minutes isn’t much, so I think I can handle it).
Vow to challenge yourself with something once/quarter (I’m going to look for things I put off—I’ll have plenty of options there . . . ).
I may or may not do each of these things every single week, but if I can do them several times through the year, I’d consider that a win.
What are some resolutions that you may actually do?