5 New Years Resolutions to Set in 2023
New Years Resolutions can be a useful tool when it comes to finding motivation. Setting the right goals can set yourself up for a productive year full of growth. Regardless of when you start, whether it is on January first or on May tenth, it is always the perfect time to set a goal. Here are 5 resolution ideas to set for the year of 2023:
- Write More
Writing is a wonderful outlet for your creativity and racing thoughts. Set a resolution that works best for you. You may want to keep a daily journal of your feelings, keep track of life events, or start writing letters to your friends. For me personally, I have set a goal to put more focus on my blog, poems, and new books.
Last year I set a goal to read 50 books over the course of the year. Opening my horizons to new genres and authors was eye opening and fun. Reading is a great way to learn something new independently. Even reading one chapter a day will be beneficial. My personal goal is to focus less on quantity this year. I can read fiction novels quickly, but it takes more time and concentration to read nonfiction books.
- Focus on Health
Health should always be a priority, both physical and mental. Your goal may be to spend more time praying / meditating, exercising, or even something as simple as trying a new vegetable. My goal this year is to work on my stress management. It is something that has been more difficult in the past few years, so I want to be intentional about the work I put in.
- Grow Confidence
Confidence is important. I have heard the phrase “fake it until you make it” my whole life, but I never knew how to apply it. Starting your journey in growing confidence can begin with you complimenting yourself, updating your wardrobe, or changing up your hair. I am starting my confidence journey by expanding my comfort zone. Trying something new has always been stress-inducing for me, but it always seems to pay off in the end. I find that making myself uncomfortable helps me grow the most.
- Have Fun
Being a responsible adult is important, but it is just a critical that we do not lose our inner child. Letting go after work, traveling the world, playing a new game, or watching a new tv show are fantastic places to start. This year, I am trying to find a reason to smile every day. Whether that comes from talking to family and friends, watching an old comedy, or treating myself to ice cream, I want to be happier and more positive.
Do you set New Years Resolutions each year? What is the resolution you are excited to work towards? Let me know in the comments!