New Year Resolution and Why You Should Create Yours

New year resolution ideas


Another year is approaching and most of us have put down goals and resolutions for the new year. Sometimes just 2 weeks into the new year we revert back to our old ways and that is resolutions out of the window. This happens to almost everyone so don’t feel bad about it.


Coming into 2019 I really didn’t write out my plans and goals at the beginning of the year, I was pregnant with my second baby and dealing first trimester symptoms. But as the year went on I decided to write out some of my goals for the rest of the year some of which included starting a second business from home and starting my blog.


As the new year comes I want us to do something different, I want us to be intentional about our new year resolutions and how we can go about them and how we can achieve it. The New year is an opportunity to set a new goal and vision for your life.


For 2020, the word I want to hold on to is Growth and Consistency. Most times I have the tendency to start a project and sometimes not complete it, now I want to be intentional about being consistent in what I do. Like writing and working daily on my blog. Publishing new blog posts weekly. And also intentional with my family and parenting.


New year resolutons

Personal Goals


Think about and set goals for your personal growth– Write down your goals for the new year, what you will want to achieve before the year ends.


Change your mindset to a growth mindset– A way to help you on your journey is to have a positive and growth mindset towards your plan. It is you seeing the improvements and changes in what you are doing a little step at a time.


Set aside time for your personal care– Personal care is so important to prevent burn out. Sometimes we just keep going and going, it is necessary to pause and take care of ourselves. Things like getting a massage, sleeping can go a long way in helping us relax.


Do something to improve YOU– This year I am motivated to do something to improve myself. I would love to improve my writing and creating good content for my blog. I will be taking courses for that and also on marketing.


Get a new hobby– Find a hobby you will enjoy doing like singing, dancing, writing, even playing a sport.


Read a book– I have challenged myself to read at least a book each month. You can also join the read a book a month challenge with me.


Organize your life and Keep a journal– Writing is so good for your mind. This is something I want to be intentional about doing this coming year. Write out your daily plans, how your day went and also what you are grateful for each day. Writing your daily tasks helps to keep you organized like you know what you want to do at the start of the day.


Stop procrastinating– Procrastinating is something that keeps us sometimes from achieving some of our goals. 


Learn a new skill
Quit one bad habit
Do a little act of kindness daily
Spend more time with family


Work or Career Goals


Find ways to be a better Employee/boss- Some ways that can help include


– Communicate better with people at your workplace
– Be a good team player
-Don’t be afraid to be in charge
-Have a good work-life balance
-Take that course to improve your skills
-Work towards that promotion
-Show that you can solve problems at your place of work
-Have a good work ethic
-Work Smart
-Have a positive attitude

Health Goals


Take more steps daily– Walking is very beneficial to our health. So it is important to take more steps daily. 6 weeks after giving birth to my second baby walking 30 minutes daily with the stroller helped me shed some baby weight. It also helped me clear my head 


Establish a Workout RoutineSet some fitness goals even if your goal is to lose weight, maintaining your weight, gain more muscle, I found out that having a consistent workout routine helps, even if its 30 minutes daily.


Eat healthier– Good nutrition combined with physical activity can help you reach your fitness goals.


Some healthy eating tips include 
-Drink more water
-Eat more whole foods and less processed food
-Meal prep
-Eat smaller portions
-Eat a diet with good protein, whole grain, and vegetable amounts

Financial Goals


Set a goal on an amount to save monthly –  You decide and save a percentage of your income monthly. I am challenging myself to save 15% of my income monthly.
Cut out unnecessary expenses- Some ways you can reduce expenses include


-Eat-in instead of going to a restaurant
-Reduce tv times and subscription
-Check for coupons and discounts
-Reduce impulse buying


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36 thoughts on “New Year Resolution and Why You Should Create Yours

  1. This is such a good list. I have my resolutions for myself, my fiance and I have our resolutions and then we have our resolutions with my step-daughter. I think it is important to have resolutions. These are some really good ideas. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Categorizing goals into different areas of our life always helps. Mental Health and physical activity are two key areas of focus for me. Happy new year!

  3. I always make sure to have a list of new year’s resolutions every year! It’s on my list to stop procrastinating so much this year too, haha. I also kinda wanna get , into a new hobby, like sewing maybe? Haven’t decided yet, but that would be quite nice!

  4. These are incredibly positive goals. I could DEFINITELY read more. For the last few years I have got into an awful habit of going to sleep watching Judge Judy and I could just read instead. I will definitely be keeping this in mind 🙂

  5. That’s a very organized way to find what you need to do in the coming year. Good way to set the thinking process in motion.

  6. I don’t generally buy into the idea of New Year’s Resolutions as I feel like there is too much buzz this time of year and once the high wears off, most people fall short – beating themselves up for not fully achieving everything they set out to do. That being said, I DO believe in the importance of goal setting year round and will be continuing that as we move forward.

  7. My goal this year is definitely to stop procrastinating, if I can get to it…. haha! Thanks for sharing these great ideas

  8. I’m keeping this year the health, work and financial goals on the top priority. I must says these are some great goals for sure. Thanks for sharing.

  9. To become a good team player is one of my weak points every year. I have to focus more on that. Maybe because I am an introvert. Good Read!

  10. Thank you for sharing positive goals. i really don’t have a resolution for this year but having them and planning them out will make life easier

  11. Wow! So inspirational and positive goals. I completely agree with “Do something to improve YOU”, this is a very positive approach to improve and grow yourself every day.

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