Every New Year, most of us often find ourselves making far-fetched or over the top resolutions. Instead of taking on something that more than you can handle, simply create a list of mini-resolutions that are challenging, but are still achievable regardless of the obstacles that may come your way. To make things easier for you, we’ve listed some of doable mini-resolutions that you can do this year.
- Give Back
New Year’s resolutions are usually about personal goals, sometimes physical but oftentimes not. This year, instead of focusing your resolutions on yourself, think outside of the box and challenge yourself to help other people more.
Do something as simple as paying for the meal of the person behind you in the line, or volunteering at a homeless shelter. If you want, you can make this resolution about helping your family or your friend; something as small as cooking your specialty dish for your family for no special reason is already a good start. Giving back to the people around you is certainly one of the most satisfying feelings you get to experience, and it’s so easy to do as well.
- Challenge Your Creativity
Another great resolution that you could have is to challenge yourself to stay or be creative this year. Although you may find it difficult to make time doing creative hobbies, it’s essential that you do so to nurture your mental health.
Making time for activities such as blogging or scrapbooking allows you to make time for personal meditation, and destress after a long day at work. You’ll definitely feel grateful for this trying this resolution once you start enjoying a creative hobby like you never thought you could.
- Care for Yourself More
Leading a healthy lifestyle, specifically losing weight, is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions each year. This is where far-fetched resolutions or goals come into the picture. It’s not to say that a person can’t accomplish a goal they put their mind into, but such goals are what causes people to push themselves too far and still fail to accomplish their goal.
So instead of counting the calories you ate, opt to make healthier choices as you buy the groceries, and make some effort to exercise whenever you can. By making these small adjustments to your life, you’ll surely see a difference in the way you feel about yourself. After all, your happiness should be about being able to maintain your health while having fun, and not because of the number you see on the scale.
- Try Something New
When was the last time you experienced or tried doing something new? Humans are creatures of habit, which is why it isn’t uncommon for people to stick with the routine they’re comfortable with.
As cliché as it may sound, it’s true that we only live once so better make the most out of our life right? This year, make a pact to yourself, your family or friend that you’ll go out of your comfort zone and try doing or experiencing new things. Whether it be a new activity, food or travel destination, life just has too much to offer and there’s absolutely no point in missing it out.
- Conquer Your Fears
Whether it’s hidden deep inside of them, or they wear it on their sleeves, everyone has an anxiety or fear they wish to put behind them – and that’s why conquering that fear, regardless of how big or small, will make this year unlike any other.
If you feel that this is the year where you’ll put your biggest fears in the past, make sure that you do it one step at a time, and seek guidance from your family, friends or a Singapore specialist as you go on with the process. Although the process can be vexing, a strong person will surely prevail, ready to take on the following years to come as well as the resolutions that’ll follow.
Although these resolutions may seem too simple for some, these are also something that’s overlooked by many. Conquering these smaller goals will surely have you starting and ending this year better than the previous years. So make 2016 a year of ‘I did it!’ rather than a year of ‘I’ll try again next year.’