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The new year is here and the list of resolutions has begun.
What is a New Year’s Resolution? Resolutions are different for everyone, but ultimately, they are a promise a person makes for the new year. The goal of a New Year’s resolution is to break a bad habit and promise to develop healthy habits.
Below is a list of New Year’s resolutions you can use
The tradition of New Year’s Resolutions dates back to 153 B.C. after ‘Janus, a mythical Gd of early Rome.’ The month of January was named after Janus who had two faces – one looking backward and one looking forward.
It became symbolic for the Romans to take a look back on the year they’ve had and forward into the new year. You can read more about the history here.
Writing down your dreams, goals, and ideas for the new year will speed up the manifestation process of your desires.
Read what this psychology professor had to say ↓
According to psychology professor Dr. Gail Matthews, “those who wrote down their goals and dreams on a regular basis achieved those desires at a significantly higher level than those who did not.”
“Write down what you’d truly LOVE, no matter how big or bold it may seem to you right now,” said Gail Matthews.
The movie The Secret is a must-watch before entering the new year. Rhonda Byrnes, Bob Proctor, Jack Canfield, and Joe Vitale, (some of the greatest philosophers and authors that appear in the show) acknowledge how important it is to write down what you want.
However, watch the movie to discover the hidden secret to achieving your resolutions. This works!
As you watch, take note as to how each philosopher and author share the same stories and themes.
Writing down your resolutions is the first step. The second step comes from this movie.
25 Achievable New Year’s Resolutions
(These are great examples to help get you started, but create resolutions that are right for YOU)
- Exercise routine & schedule
- Meditate every morning
- Drink (x) amount of water daily
- Eat healthier food
- Make new friends
- Learn a new language
- Read more books (fiction & non-fiction)
- Set aside more time for yourself (daily or monthly)
- Express more gratitude (this is a great journal prompt)
- Keep a journal
- Build a budget
- Make the bed every morning
- Show up to meetings early
- Fulfill 5 things on your bucket list
- Go with the flow more
- Stop procrastinating
- Take chances and risks
- Get quality sleep
- Practice proper ettiquette
- Travel more (around your home town, states close by, or fly somewhere new)
- Let things go/ Don’t hold grudges
- Reduce your carbon footprint
- Step out of your comfort zone
Again, take this list as a guide for your New Year’s resolutions. Set goals and intentions that are right for you.
Reflect on this past year like the mythical Gd Janus and see what worked and what didn’t work. Resolutions are for you and only you.
Grab a journal (I have recommended a few above) and begin writing. It doesn’t need to be perfect. Resolutions can be tweaked as you go.
What are some new year resolutions you will be doing this year?