2020 was one hell of a year, so congratulations if you made it to 2021 in one piece. After everything we have been through, a new beginning is exactly what we need. Traditional new year resolutions are all about daunting goals like working yourself to a size zero, paying off all your debt, getting your dream job, starting a family, and so on. This year we deserve to cut ourselves some slack and set realistic targets, which are in fact achievable:
1. Learn to Love Yourself
Every year we forget to prioritize ourselves and focus on fulfilling expectations of others instead. Give yourself some credit for everything you have achieved and celebrate the little things. Highlight your strengths when people point out your weaknesses. Loving yourself is the first step to attain inner peace and optimum mental health. Take a stand for your rights and remove toxic people from your life. Blocking someone off your socials or talking to a divorce attorney could be the beginning to a wonderful year.[ad-1]
2. Improve your Hygiene
The outbreak of coronavirus has taught us the importance of cleanliness, if nothing else. Remember to keep up the good hygiene practices, even after the virus has been eliminated. Wash your hands regularly, disinfect your surroundings, and prevent spread of germs in every way possible.
3. Eat Healthy/do not pursue Restrictive Diet Plans
Many people learned to cook and started eating healthy during quarantine. Vow to eat fresh and organic all year round to boost mental and physical health, and thereby increase your lifespan. Forget about tormenting diet trends and eat nutritionally balanced meals.
4. De-clutter your Life
A messy and untidy environment emits negative energy. Organize your living space to clear your mind and feel liberated. Get rid of the things you don’t need and consider the minimalist lifestyle. Life shall become a lot easier when everything sits in place and you have room to breathe.
5. Be Charitable
Charity brings prosperity and promotes humanity. When you share your blessings with others, the universe will reward your deeds of kindness. Give more this year to spread happiness and feel warm inside.[ad-1]
6. Go Green
Mother earth deserves some charity as well, as human beings have taken more than their fair share from her. Start living green and alleviate the burden on her shoulders. Stop wasting resources, preserve natural habitats, reduce your waste, and eradicate pollution.
7. Cherish your Loved Ones
Millions of lives were lost in 2020 due to the pandemic. Cherish the people in your life because you never know when time may run out. Don’t hesitate to make grand gestures once in a while and show that you care.
8. Forgive or make Amends
Life is too short to hold onto grudges and make enemies. Bury the hatchets and start anew. Forget or excuse mistakes to move on. Don’t waste your energy on plotting revenge. Try to be the bigger person and encourage a truce.
9. Improve your Spending Habits
Making a resolution to pay off all your debts is great, but it is easier said than done. The first step to eliminating debt is improving your spending habits. Start budgeting and cut down the luxuries, but don’t be too harsh on yourself. Take small steps, as too big a leap could be your downfall.
10. Follow your Dreams
If life came in-between you and your passion, it is time to take care of that. Make time for yourself in your busy schedule. Do things that make you happy. If anything makes you miserable and you only put up with it for society’s approval, just let it go.
John Adams is a lifestyle blogger who concentrates on health, fitness, and self-development. He encourages readers to fight their fears and overcome obstacles holding them back. He believes that every person can improve the quality of his/her life by incorporating positivity and determination. He loves to share his insight on life experiences, and contributes on various online platforms in the same niche.