Here we are three weeks into the New Year! How are you coming along with all those resolutions you made on New Year’s Eve? Everyone always has their resolutions about losing weight, or getting more exercise, and eating better, but does anyone give any thought to resolutions for other areas of their life? This year is especially exciting because we are embarking on a journey into a brand new decade!
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 fun, pleasure, and work!
– 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, like I do, public speaking, or even spiders. Smash the spider, so to speak and tackle that great fear. Even though I’m scared of heights, as a young mother, I have climbed trees when my 7 year old son climbed our maple tree and got stuck. I have helped my husband up on the roof when he was building our shed. I tend to stay more planted on the ground now though.
– 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 out
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.
– Aim to read more
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 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!
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What are you most excited about in 2020? Let me know in the comments.