The new year—a time when we look forward to fresh beginnings, new goals, and putting 2020 behind us. Let’s face it, it’s been a crazy year, and a new one sounds pretty darn good right now. With the new year comes new year’s resolutions. People love to share their resolutions with friends and family. Maybe you’ve heard someone say they want to lose 10 pounds. Maybe your best friend wants to spend less money eating out. This year, take my advice and skip the resolutions.
Why Skip Resolutions?
I’m not telling you to toss your goals out the window. The dictionary defines a resolution as the act of finding an answer or solution to a problem. So maybe your resolution for the new year is to work hard to get that promotion at your job. That doesn’t mean your current position is a problem. Instead of calling them resolutions, let’s call them goals for 2021.
New Year’s Goal Setting
Instead of making a resolution to lose 10 pounds, set a goal for yourself to eat better and be active. Instead of saying that you want to spend less money eating out, set a goal to cook yourself dinner a few times a week. Maybe you want to spend less time scrolling through social media. Make that a goal of reading more, learning a new hobby, or even setting up regular Zoom calls with your girlfriends.
It’s All About Mindset
Don’t look back at the problems you had in 2020 to find ways to fix them in the new year. Instead, set attainable goals for yourself to live a full and healthy life. If you set attainable goals, you’re more likely to stick with them. Let’s start 2021 with a fresh and positive outlook. Happy New Year!