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New Year, New You? How to Set Resolutions That You Can Actually Achieve

New year, new me

There is a weird cultural and societal pressure to set a goal for self-improvement in the New Year. It can be a good motivation for a lot of people, but it's unhealthy to think that you lack something if you don't have a New Year's resolution.

While it is important to have productivity goals, it is equally important to decompress and regain energy. A lot of times, busy work is not productivity. That time is better spent relaxing.

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The science of setting resolutions: start small

Start small and choose just one new thing to change in the new year. Reflecting on each main category of your life and choosing one thing to do differently is a great way to feel like you are starting over.

Starting small can also be a good way to avoid disappointment.

Reflect on the main categories of your life
  1. Personal goals: Ask yourself, “How have I taken care of myself this year? What is one thing I can add to my routine that involves self-care?”
  2. Household goals: Choose one area of the house to clean out in January. 
  3. Relationship goals: How satisfied are you with your relationships right now? 
  4. Spiritual goals: What’s your spiritual practice like? How can you get in touch with this area of your life more?
  5. Work goals: How did you feel about your work-life balance, work performance and work relationships this year? 
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Micro-steps For Big Gains
  1. Turn off your devices a few hours before sleeping.
  2. Set an ‘it’s bedtime’ alarm to remind yourself.
  3. Eat with mindfulness, in a seated and relaxed manner.
  4. Walk around instead of sitting during a meeting, for more creative output.
  5. Turn off all notifications except the crucial contacts.
  6. Reduce all time-sucking distractions from your smartphone and make it a tool instead of a toy.
  7. Leave time aside to be intentionally bored, instead of fiddling with your device.
  8. Answer email in blocks of time and not 24/7.
  9. Set aside time to write about your worries and concerns.
  10. Be comfortable with having unfinished work at the end of the day.
There are no such things as secrets when it comes to personal success
Every piece of new advice you hear has been said before. The real secret lies in how well you execute the advice.  🤔
Doing something is better than saying you’re going to do something.
Doing something is better than saying you’re going to do something. No one can argue with that.  🏅
Practical Tips To Make Your Resolutions Stick Even Better ⚓️
  1. Keep It Small — It’s about thinking big and acting small. You’ll achieve those big goals in time.

  2. Measure Your Progress — If you don’t measure your progress, it’s safe to say that you are not making any. 

  3. Be Accountable To Yourself — One of the most important skills you can learn in life is to be self-reliant.