“Another year over, a new one just begun.”John Lennon
In just a couple of weeks, we will be entering into a new year – and a new decade!
At this time of year, many of us are thinking ahead and making plans, hoping to make the new year better than the previous one. With this often comes the traditional new year’s resolutions of losing weight and joining a gym, which is often forgotten about within a couple of weeks.
However, a new year is a great time to reflect on the previous year and think about how you can make improvements to your life.
Here, we are going to look at some resolutions worth making to make 2020 your best year yet.
Take Your Career In A New Direction
We spend a lot of time at work, so it is pretty important that we are happy there and that it leaves us feeling fulfilled.
If your job makes you want to hide under the duvet when your alarm goes off and Sunday evenings are when you feel a big drop in your mood, it might be time to look for a career change.
It doesn’t matter how old you are, you can always do something. For example, if you wanted to go into nursing, an online fnp program can be a great pathway to it.
Make an effort to learn something new every single day.
It does not have to be anything complicated or of great importance – the meaning of a new word, a new phrase in a different language, or even a fun fact that will hopefully come in handy at a quiz night. The best way of doing it is to read lots – on your commute, while you are waiting for the kettle to boil or waiting for the kids to finish at their sports practice.
Use those little pockets of time productively, and write down what you have learned in your journal or your diary.
You will surprise yourself this time next year when you look back on all the new knowledge that you have gained.
Volunteering can be difficult, especially if you work or have young children. There never seems to be enough time in the day as it is, let alone adding something else extra in.
However, even if it is only a couple of hours a month to go and help out at the local dog shelter or serving dinners at a retirement center, make an effort. Not only are you helping out your community, but it leaves you feeling pretty good as well!
New year’s resolutions do not have to be about losing weight and hitting the gym, although it is fine to have these as well.
Think about how you can make your life more fulfilling next year and put plans into place to make it become a reality.
You won’t regret it.