Our resolutions for the new year.

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:

  1. Improve your overall health and wellness
  2. Save money for future expenses
  3. Have a more positive outlook in general
  4. Get in better shape and lose weight
  5. Be better about budgeting
  6. Create one new good habit
  7. Spend more time with family
  8. Improve your relationship with your family
  9. Learn a new skill
  10. 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:

  1. Improve my relationship with my wife
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Pay down debt!
  5. Find a new hobby. I used to love to read, do puzzles, play sports. Now I do none of that.
  6. Talk to my friends more often. Even during the pandemic, with more time on my hands, I’ve neglected my friendships too much.
  7. Spend more time outdoors. I keep saying that I want to start kayaking!
  8. Work less, enjoy life more.
  9. 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.
  10. Be nicer.

What about you? Do you have any resolutions yet?

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Brian Simpson

Unapologetic fan of the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins & Celtics. Lover of powerful, dark beers. Married with NO kids. Ever. Lover of doggos. Not so much cats.

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