Are you ready for another year? Knowing how to make your new year’s resolutions stick can help. The upcoming year is especially exciting because we’re about to embark on a journey into a brand new decade! I’m sure you have your health and fitness goals already pegged and are ready to make a fresh start. But have you given any thought to resolutions for other areas of your life?
Let’s start this decade off the right way, by breaking out of our resolution rut and putting other things on our list that cover our sense of work, pleasure, and fun!
How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick
Take a bucket-list trip
Stop saying “someday” about the trips you want to take. For 2020, pick a place off your bucket list and book the trip.
Conquer a fear
Is there something that scares you? Maybe you fear heights, public speaking, or even spiders. Smash the spider, so to speak and tackle that great fear.
Create a journal
Whether you have vivid dreams you want to recall, big ideas you want to bring to life, or you want to record your thoughts, DO IT. Taking your pen to paper is one of the best ways to kick off the new decade, plus you’ll have fascinating mementos.
Enact a weekly meet-up with loved ones
Whether it’s a family dinner night once a week with all the relatives or brunching with your friends, commit to a weekly gathering. It doesn’t need to be extravagant. You could even plan a potluck picnic to make it a collaborative adventure. The important thing is to make time for each other rather than let another year fly by and say, “Wow, I haven’t seen you since last New Year’s Eve.”
Try a new hobby
Have you always wanted to paint? Dance? Create your own garden? Go for it! Trying out new things makes us happier. Whatever it is that sparks your interest is worth pursuing. Whatever has been pulling at your heartstrings lately, pay attention.
The mind always needs to be kept sharp, and one of the best ways to do that is through reading. If you’ve been putting it off, try setting a goal to read a certain amount of books per month. Joining a book club can help with this, plus you’ll make some great new friends, too!
Explore a new cuisine
Do you make the same things for dinner every week? Vow to shake things up a bit by exploring how to make the cuisine of other cultures. Whether you’ve always wanted to make Chinese dumplings, Indian curry, or even sushi, make it your resolution to try out a new type of recipe every week.
Develop a new skill for work
Learning skills shouldn’t end at college or when you first start your career. Keep going and incorporate new ways to bolster your career. Being able to always evolve with the changes to your industry can translate to a larger paycheck!
Combined with health and wellness resolutions, this list will have you looking forward to the good things coming your way in 2020!
Wishing you a very Magical 2020!
Lorraine Miano discovered her passion of offering menopause advocacy, support and resources to women in all phases of menopause through health coaching, proper nutrition and preventive lifestyle choices. She received her certifications as a Health Coach and hormone health expert from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
She has been able to help even more women by writing and publishing her first book, The Magic of Menopause: A Holistic Guide to Get Your Happy Back! The book helps guide women through the struggles they face as they begin menopause and helps tackle the daily changes such as balancing hormones holistically, getting a better night’s sleep and reducing or eliminating hot flashes, to name a few.
Lorraine loves to encourage her clients with her mantra “Menopause is NOT an ending! IT IS a new beginning!”