New Year signifies new beginning; it is the best time to make changes and make new resolutions because somehow, new beginnings give us the semblance of being able to start afresh.
It is not far–fetched that you will start the New Year hoping that it is better than the present year. And considering how unprecedented last year was, many of us are hoping and looking forward to a better year.
However, we have to work on these things.
There are certain life-changing resolutions to make this New Year that will ensure we have the great year we wish for.
What are those life-changing resolutions to make this New Year?
It is expected that you will want to have an excellent life in 2021 and the only way to achieve that is to intentionally pursue excellence.
It is very easy to settle for mediocrity because we can justify not wanting to go the extra mile; the only problem with that is that your life will probably pretty much remain the same.
If you want that promotion, more referrals from your customers and recognition in your field, you have to be willing to pursue excellence in all you do.
This applies to every area of your life.
A lot of time we don’t see the benefit of playing as well as working hard.
Some of us, especially workaholics, think we are being unproductive if we ever take the time to play, whereas all work and no play is actually counterproductive.
Our brain needs to rest from time to time and it, in fact, needs the inspiration we can get from taking a rest from work.
So, don’t hesitate to take time off, go on vacation, spend time with friends and loved ones and just do something you enjoy.
Manage Your Time Properly
One life-changing resolution to make this New Year is to manage your time properly.
It is not usually the fact that we take time away from work that makes us unproductive but the amount of time we take from work or even the amount of time we put into work.
One resolve to make this New Year is to pursue a work-life balance and do the right thing at the right time.
Give the proper amount of time to work and the proper amount of time out of work.
Be Financially Responsible
I am sure you can relate to wanting to be more financially stable or just having more financially in 2021.
This is why it is pertinent to be financially responsible. Resolve to save and invest more, spend less on luxuries and practice delayed gratification.
Maintain A Healthy Lifestyle
Being healthy does not only keep you from the hospital, it makes you feel good about yourself and also keeps you fit to achieve all you plan to accomplish.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is definitely one of the life-changing resolutions to make this New Year.
Drink more water, exercise regularly, stay away from junks, eat more fruits and vegetable and lead a more active lifestyle.
This is very important because “health is wealth.”
Take Time For Yourself
Personal time is critical, and there is nothing selfish about it. Resolve to take time out for yourself, even as you pour into other people.
Schedule personal time to meditate, take inventory of your life and work, or even just to dream. The benefit of solitude once in a while cannot be overemphasised.
Love Yourself And Others
Love yourself; it is the first step towards loving others because you cannot give what you don’t have.
Unhappy people cannot make someone else happy; hurt people hurt people. So, always remember that you are worth it, you deserve the best in life and you deserve love.
Then show that same love to others. Love is a universal language and every human can relate to love, regardless of class, ethnicity, religion, gender or race.
Be Positive And Grateful
Life will always be full of ups and downs but being positive and grateful despite all odds is really one of the life-changing resolutions to make this New Year.
Remember that you cannot find solutions by worrying about your problems, especially on things you cannot change.
Develop a positive outlook, be grateful for the things that are great in your life and believe the others will get better.
Don’t feed your problems; quench them with your faith.
Invest In Healthy Relationships
No man is an island; we all need one another.
So, there is no thinking you can do it all by yourself. Accept love from other people and reciprocate it.
Don’t push the right people away; nurture and invest in your relationship with them.
In your professional life as well, network with like-minds or people in the same/similar industry with whom you can enjoy a symbiotic relationship.
Put smiles on the faces of other people by giving back. Trust me, it is very fulfilling.
The good thing is that you don’t even have to give money; you can give time, resources, smile, and your presence.
Challenge yourself this 2021 to give out of what you do have.
In conclusion, your year can be greater than last year. Of course, life is unpredictable and certain things can happen unplanned or unexpected. However, there is a place for taking responsibility. If we’re more intentional about our life, we will see that we will experience more growth.