5 Tips To Making Your New Year’s Resolutions Finally Stick

It’s that time of year again- the transition from one year to the next. Every person has their own goals in mind and will achieve them using their own potential. Not every person is the same, but there are common aspirations that everyone can strive for.

Below are a few aspirational tips that will help you achieve your New Year’s Resolutions.

Patience

To all my impatient individuals- including myself who just can’t seem to wait for anything. This resolution is for you. This may seem like a goal a part of your daily improvements, however from a general perspective, how many times in a week or in a month do you actually strive to be more patient?

This year why not practice paced breathing, meditation, and everything that could probably calm all your anxieties? I get it, when your in one of your moments, everything feels like you have to have patience right now or you’ll never have it. Maybe next year, try telling yourself that your impatience is bringing you nothing but even more problems than solutions, clouded judgment than a clear conscience, and utter chaos than a complete peace of mind.

If you’re not really in the mood for your emotional side coming out, why not try investing your intellect onto reading and learning on the advantages and disadvantages of having patience vs. not having it.

Kindness

Yes, it might sound cheesy, but it’s actually not. I’ve only been adulting for the past six years and I swear we are all so mean to each other. Unfortunately, there are some situations that we run into that take advantage of us. However, this doesn’t give any of us the right to further a type of behavior onto everyone else that never even meant to cause us any harm. Kindness is more than a character trait we’re all supposed to be and it’s more than a word that’s part of Cinderella’s most famous quote in Disney history. To be truly kind is to be considerate, selfless, and fair.

Smile, give a genuine compliment to someone; hold the door when you see someone carrying a bunch of groceries behind you. This 2019, I hope you see that there is already enough hatred in this world for you not to contribute some love in it.

Self Love

How many articles do we all need to read until this message gets to our heads and hearts? Loving yourself is so important. You are not doing yourself any favors by complaining every day about your body, how you wish you had more confidence, or how your sources of income is never good enough. Be good to yourself, give yourself a break for once, you need it and no doubt you deserve it.

In 2019, practice making the best out of any situation you are in, practice hoping the for very best, and practice loving everything you are. You’ll never regret it.

Positivity

Our society literally has tendencies to encourage us to constantly think of the worst out of everything. To all of you—including myself,  try your best to bring some sunshine to your rainy days. This relates to kindness because you really aren’t doing yourself a favor by focusing all your energy that could’ve been used to figure out a solution instead of consuming the worst that could happen. To be positive is not be sure of the outcome but to be hopeful it will work out, to be aware of all possibilities but still enthusiastic of what lies ahead, and lastly, to step fearlessly into the unknown knowing you will make it to the end.

This 2019, all of us need to practice telling ourselves that we are going to be okay – no matter what happens.

Relax

All of us seriously need to take a chill pill sometimes. With our everyday responsibilities, daily tasks, and constant to do lists, I  feel like the load we all put on ourselves has overwhelmed to the point of anxiety, depression, or even diagnosed conditions. Our society is constantly surrounded by the concept of a fast-paced life. We don’t stop to smell the roses, pause to reflect how good of a life we’ve lived, or rightfully spend a lazy day without thinking about the things we need to do after the day is over.

This 2019, let’s practice taking pride in all the work we’ve done and that we will continue to do, basking in the wonderful lives we have built ourselves, and the even more outstanding people we’ve met along the way. Because once we’ve seen that, we can and will truly at last relax.

This 2019, I hope you see how everything in your life up until now was always working in your favor, how everything you’ve dreamed of and aspire to have always been more than valid, and how the life you’ve always envisioned of living may be right around the corner.

Photo by Amy Geier on Unsplash

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