As if out of the blue, another year has arrived, and with it a broad range of opportunities to move past previous stumbling blocks, and to pursue and achieve new goals and resolutions.
New Year’s resolutions typically centre around things like getting in better shape, quitting an unhealthy habit, or finding a new job. All of these are great resolutions to pursue, but they typically end up being “results-focused” instead of “process-focused.”
One issue with having your resolutions completely tied to a particular outcome is that you miss out on a lot of the motivation and benefit that comes with “enjoying the ride” as you go along.
Here are just a few examples of some more process-focused New Year’s resolutions to try out.
Stick with a consistent daily routine of physical activity
While it can certainly be beneficial to set yourself a New Year’s Resolution to reach a particular target weight, or to participate in a milestone fitness event, it’s important to keep in mind that the benefits of leading a physically active life come with consistency on a day-to-day basis.
Making a resolution of sticking with a consistent daily routine of physical activity can be immensely rewarding – and it’s not necessary to make that physical activity especially grueling, either.
Something as straightforward as meeting a daily “step target” on a fitness tracker can lead to you feeling much more energized and upbeat, as can getting in an hour of exercise a day – whether that exercise takes the form of a brisk stroll, a yoga routine, or a weight training session.
Get your home properly organized and decluttered, and decorate it in a way that you love
If you ever find yourself browsing real estate websites and daydreaming about your dream home, you’ve probably noticed that the sorts of things that you find appealing about a property will tend to include a sense of neatness, harmony, and balance.
Unfortunately, many – if not most – of us find that our homes are fairly disorganized and cluttered, at least some of the time.
Setting a New Year’s Resolution to get your home properly organized and decluttered, and to decorate it in a way that you love, can help to completely transform your experience of everyday life for the better.
In a more organized and aesthetically appealing home, you will likely find that you are more motivated, upbeat, and relaxed.
If you’ve been meaning to get your home organized for quite some time, in particular, setting this New Year’s goal can be a very beneficial step to take.
Take up some artistic or otherwise creative project and stick with it through the year
Artsy and creative endeavors – such as painting, drawing, and creative writing – are great ways of expressing yourself, renewing your sense of zest for life, and giving yourself projects to work on that motivate you to get out of bed each morning.
Taking up some artistic or otherwise creative project and sticking with it throughout the year is a great way of making these kinds of activities a part of your life, in a way they might not have been before.
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