Let’s be honest, the last couple years have been rough. As we venture into 2022, let’s focus on the things we have control over. Here are a few ideas for resolutions/goals you can spend your year working towards.
There are always things to be grateful for. When you’re right in the middle of a difficult situation, there’s no better time to practice identifying and expressing things you’re grateful for. This small act can help shift your perspective towards a more positive direction. It’s a great habit to get into but it takes practice to seek out the good.
Strengthen your Mind/Body
Do you want to become a stronger version of yourself- both physically and mentally? Make that your goal for the year! A less intelligent person might set a resolution based solely on weight loss, but not you. You know that the best thing you can do for your body is focus on building strength. Challenge yourself physically and mentally to become more resilient. It will benefit you greatly in the years to come!
Random Acts of Kindness
The world is in constant need of more kindness. You can step up and be one of the people who spread goodness around. Look for opportunities to do random acts of kindness everywhere you go. Stick an extra dollar in the vending machine for the next person. Pay for someone’s check at a restaurant. Write a sweet note to a friend anonymously. Although you’ll be doing kind things for others, these random acts will make you feel like a million bucks.
Reduce Phone Time
It’s a proven fact that spending excess time on your phone increases anxiety, depression and negative emotions. It invites comparison between your life and every single person you associate with online. Time away from your phone is incredibly beneficial. Try setting time limits on your usage. Commit to turning off your phone one night a week or after a certain time each night.
Read more books! Your brain will thank you. Besides, the book is always better than the movie/tv adaptations anyway!
Make your health a top priority. Take yourself to the dentist. Make a doctor’s appointment. Get a blood panel done, and ask for a comprehensive physical. Talk to your doctor about where you’re at with your mental health. These things are so important. Make sure you’re not neglecting yourself.
Try Something New
Life doesn’t have to consist of the same things over and over again. If you feel like you’re constantly repeating the same day, make an effort to step outside of the box. Learn a new skill. Take a class to explore one of your passions. No matter what you decide, make sure it’s something that brings extra joy and excitement to your day.
New Year’s Resolutions can be a fun way to challenge yourself. Focus on making changes that are good for your physical, emotional and mental health.