Every year, as the year comes to an end, we scramble to make some “resolutions” that will make us a better person in the year to come. Sure, sometimes we shoot for the moon—but, often times we make resolutions that are unrealistic and hard to keep so that we have an excuse as to why we can’t keep them.
But, if you’re truly looking to better yourself in the year to come, and the year after that, these few resolutions are worth trying and keeping.
Make a budget and stick to it. It can change your life dramatically for the better.
Write down the stuff you’ve been putting off and schedule yourself time specifically to get them done – it will keep your mind free from having to constantly remind yourself, and once the task in completed, you’re free.
Forgive your past self and learn from your previous mistakes. Also you can improve others lives by saying thanks, it’s goes a long way.
Call your loved ones, especially the ones who have loved you even through your shit times.
Start doing simple exercises that don’t require any equipment. Walking/running outside, push-ups, sit-ups,…
Set a sleep schedule and try to stick with it. Waking up at the same time everyday was one of the best things I’ve started doing.
Give someone else a compliment at least once a day. It’s as simple as noticing the guy next to you has a stylish tie or that your coworker’s homemade lunch looks tasty. Besides, it always seems to end up making someone’s day and the effort required is so, so small.
If it takes less than a few minutes to do and you’re doing absolutely nothing, DO IT.
Make more time to hang out with my friends and be there for them.
Don’t worry about what other people think, if you do anything, do it for yourself.