Culturally, New Year’s is that time when the previous year is left behind and we turn our attention toward improving the future. Making a New Year’s resolution is an important, symbolic gesture toward the “out-with-the-old” mantra.
However, you might be stumped when it comes to finding an idea for your resolution. Don’t want to get stuck with the same old goal every year? Here are some suggestions.
The most common resolutions are losing weight and being healthy. This is so common, in fact, that over a third of the population comes up with this same resolution.
However, you may not want to stick with something so generic or expected, or you may have tried and failed in the past. Don’t be discouraged–it might just not be your style. Other goals—like minimizing procrastination, improving your concentration or memory, or becoming more confident—might be up your alley instead.
Learning manners and etiquette, meeting new people, reading more, falling in love, becoming a tidier person–the possibilities are endless.
Don’t see anything you like yet? How about getting out of debt, saving money, or finding a better job? Volunteering more? Finding a new hobby? Spending less time on social media? Any of these are great choices, or you can use these as inspiration to come up with a New Year’s resolution of your own.
Whatever you do, try to find something that you can stick to–and stay with it!