Finally, the end of 2020 is here! Certainly, the weirdest year of all time. But also the year that made people more appreciative of family, friends, and health.
New Year’s Eve comes with that feeling of having a ‘second chance’ to make things right and be better the next year. Here is when the resolutions list comes in handy! Making a list of goals for the fresh new year can give you a sense of purpose. Manifesting your goals, whether they’re small or big, can help to keep you on track.
How many times you have done your resolutions list but ended up not achieving your goals? Or even forgetting you even made a list? It has happened to all of us, you’re not alone! The secret to accomplishing your resolutions is to keep them realistic and be consistent. So you ask, how do I do that? Here is an easy ‘How to do a New Year’s Resolution List, just for you 🙂
Three types of Resolutions
There are 3 types of resolutions: personal, social, and spiritual.
Personal. These are the ones you make to better yourself, like being more active, reading more books, learning a new language, etc.
Social. These types of resolutions are meant to encourage yourself to be more mindful of who you surround yourself with, like improving relationships with family or maybe getting out of unhealthy relationships.
Spiritual. These aim to increase your spirituality but not necessarily with a specific religion. It means being closer to your inner self, being appreciative and receptive to your environment, and being more open-minded.
How to stick to your Resolutions
This is the tricky part, sticking to it! Here are the things you can do to make sure you keep yourself accountable to your resolutions list throughout the year.
Write it down. You’re more likely to remember things if you write them down a couple of times. Try not to write it only in a notebook, sooner or later you will even forget the notebook existed. Write it somewhere often visible like a note on your fridge or your day-to-day journal. Reminding yourself of your goals is key!
Be realistic. Unless you’re already a millionaire (if you are, good for you!) avoid having “make a million dollars” when you’re earning $70k a year or “lose 100lbs before the end of 2021”. Be real and honest to yourself and make achievable resolutions. There’s nothing better than crossing off those goals out of your list!
Be specific. Avoid generic resolutions like “I’ll be a better person”. Take time to connect to yourself and analyze what things of your personality you’d like to improve and the steps you need to take to achieve it.
Keep it short. Try not to overdo it. Don’t include everything you want to accomplish in your lifetime in the timeframe of a year. List about 5 attainable goals. You’ll feel very proud of yourself after crossing off all the items on your list.
Consistency. This is the hardest part! Starting that one diet and all of a sudden you start getting invited to parties every weekend, trying to be more active but always finding yourself with no time to go to the gym. Commitment and consistency play an important role in your new year’s resolutions. Make sure you change your priorities and you keep yourself accountable.
Our favorite resolution of all time
Getting healthier is a common goal to be included in the new year’s resolutions list. And it’s also our favorite one! Improving your diet, getting rid of unhealthy habits, and being more active is always good for your body and mind. What can you do to be healthier in 2021?
Natural supplements. If you follow a healthy whole foods diet the truth is that most likely you don’t need any supplements. But some healthy and natural ingredients such as turmeric or some adaptogens aren’t present in our daily diets. CBD is a natural alternative that is high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Study after study has shown that cannabinoids have the potential to support an overall healthy lifestyle. Too intimidated by the overwhelming information out there about CBD? Take a look at our blog or contact us if you have any questions! 🙂
Find an activity that you enjoy. Being active doesn’t necessarily mean going to the gym and lifting weights. Don’t force yourself to do something you absolutely hate! Find an activity you actually enjoy doing, it can be yoga, dance, hiking, boxing, playing tennis… there are many options out there. Try a few, pick your favorite one, and integrate it into your weekly routine.
Improving eating habits. You know that you are what you eat. The type of food you consume affects your cognitive skills, sleep cycle, mood, skin health, and many other body functions. Pick 1 or 2 diet habits you want to change for a couple of months and start progressively making those changes. By the end of 2021, you will feel much better and more motivated to continue your journey.
Our pro tip: start small, it will build discipline, consistency, and confidence. Let’s end 2020 with a bang and believe that 2021 will be our breakthrough year!
Happy New Year!