28 Dec Make your New Years Resolution Count This Year

Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Meaningful

Every year people make New Year’s resolutions.  Some people stick to them and some people don’t; that’s just how it is. We know sometimes life can get in the way. But, this year, why not make a resolution that is going to be meaningful to you and enrich your life? Below we have some suggestions that will help you make a New Year’s Resolution and make a promise to stick with it.

  1. Volunteer. Let’s face it, the world needs more kindness.  Why not spread kindness by volunteering in your community? You can volunteer at a hospital, an animal shelter or a homeless shelter. Whichever one you would like to do. These places are always looking for help, especially around the holidays.
  2. Act of kindness. Make a promise to implement an act of kindness into your everyday routine. Whether you hold the door open for someone let someone in in traffic or smile at someone.  These are small things that will help not only you feel better, but for good that you are doing something nice in society.
  3. Pay it forward. This goes along with the resolution above.  If someone makes an act of kindness toward you, make sure you promise to pay it forward.
  4. Change the future. You can’t change the past, but you can certainly take steps toward changing the future. If you have wronged someone in the past year, make it a point to right your wrong.
  5. Be environmentally conscious. We have all heard that out environment needs help.  So, why not make a New Year’s resolution to do your part in helping the earth?  You can recycle, use public transportation or car pool, and/or learn more about what else you can do to help the environment.
  6. Listen. You can hear, but can you listen?  Practice a good value and listen to people. To fully listen means to not think about your reaction to what a person is telling you, but to think about what the person is actually saying to you.
  7. Learn to love yourself. Every year, some people make a promise to themselves to lose weight or alter their appearance.  While, these are still good resolutions and may have meaning to you, why not make a resolution to love yourself just the way you are. Learning to love yourself is half the battle of something you might be struggling with.
  8. Don’t be afraid to be yourself. This resolution and the one above go hand and hand.  Before you can truly be yourself and share yourself with the world, you have to learn to love yourself. After you have learned that, you can then learn to be yourself and not be afraid to do so.

There you have it; eight meaningful resolutions to make this New Year. While some are harder to accomplish than others, it is the faith you have in yourself in completing one or more of these resolutions. And don’t worry; you have a whole year to accomplish them.  Even if you haven’t mastered one or more of these by the next New Year, you can always continue with these.  Happy New Year, everyone!

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