For 2021, I’m making twelve new resolutions, all of which are ways to improve my self physically and mentally.
Making resolutions is easy. Maintaining them is another story.
As I wrote in an article I published a few weeks ago (Motivation #3), the key to making resolutions work is to not plan big or quick changes. If the changes are small and gradual, they become more manageable and easier to maintain.
I’ve decided to make twelve small changes in my daily life. That way, I allow them to become habits, and I will eliminate some bad habits in the process.
I will write at a scheduled time every day.
I will dedicate at least 15 minutes a day to working on my memoir.
I will do one thing that is not in my comfort zone at least once a month.
I will drink more water, juice, and herbal tea.
I will drink less coffee.
I will listen to a podcast regularly.
I will not finish books I don’t enjoy reading.
I will use learn a new word every week and repeatedly use that word in spoken and written language until it becomes part of my vocabulary.
I will limit my time on social media.
I will dedicate a specific day and time to my craftwork.
I will do one home improvement project every month.
I will write down the qualities I admire in twelve people I know, one person per month. I got this idea from Sebastian Hetman (https://sebastian-hetman.medium.com/your-core-values-hide-in-the-qualities-you-admire-in-others-9884263f8d74).
To be honest, I started experimenting with all of these changes this month just to find out the best schedule for my writing and craftwork and to allow myself to make the changes more comfortably. It’s happening, and I’m excited about maintaining these changes.
I want to encourage everyone to form new habits by making small changes that help them achieve more, create more joy, and focus on what matters to them.
To new beginnings!