Like many of you, I’m looking forward to a new year.
However, I’m not one of those people who thinks that everything is just going to be better because we flip from December to January.
I believe that you can have a “new year” at any point on the calendar. You can pick a date and make a change for the better. It doesn’t have to be something you wait for.
A new survey asked people what resolutions were making for 2021 and the top ten are:
- Improve your overall health and wellness
- Save money for future expenses
- Have a more positive outlook in general
- Get in better shape and lose weight
- Be better about budgeting
- Create one new good habit
- Spend more time with family
- Improve your relationship with your family
- Learn a new skill
- Improve your relationship with your significant other
Extremely predictable! Lose weight, save money, be better…etc.
For me, I’m definitely looking to improve my relationship with my wife. I think that should be a top-of-the-list item. I also would like to learn a new skill. I’ve attempted to learn how to play the drums several times in my life, but I always find and excuse to give up. One thing I really wanted to learn more about was meditation. Finding a way to help cope with my anxiety/panic attacks rather than just popping a pill.
My top ten would be:
- Improve my relationship with my wife
- Less phone. I’m constantly on my phone, playing stupid games and wasting time. It’s gotten a LOT worse the last few years and it’s something I absolutely need to change.
- Exercise. It’s been years since I cared about how I felt physically. But I’m turning 45 this coming year and I can’t put it off any longer.
- Pay down debt!
- Find a new hobby. I used to love to read, do puzzles, play sports. Now I do none of that.
- Talk to my friends more often. Even during the pandemic, with more time on my hands, I’ve neglected my friendships too much.
- Spend more time outdoors. I keep saying that I want to start kayaking!
- Work less, enjoy life more.
- Drink less. I’m not talking about going sober, but I’ve certainly been drinking more during the last year and that needs to come to an end.
- Be nicer.
What about you? Do you have any resolutions yet?