New Year’s resolutions are tough to maintain because most of the time we set some pretty lofty goals under the influence of large amounts of alcohol and an insatiable appetite to make 2021 better than 2020.
Instead of approaching changes and improvements in your life with drunken abandon, try to set a couple of simple-yet-general goals that’ll improve your life greatly and that can make you happier, no matter when you pick them up.
Here are 5 good habits you might want to consider adopting in 2021.
Every person that’s cool seems to be associated with a book club. Okay, not really, but they should. It may sound like a cliché, but reading really does make you smarter, more interesting, and literate. It’s never too late to form a habit, and there’s no better habit than this. Instead of worrying over the amount of books you’re reading, try setting aside a few minutes or half hour every day for reading; anytime works, before bedtime, while commuting, or in a coffee shop somewhere.
Punctuality is something that’ll improve many aspects of your life, both personal and work related. Being punctual will also help you organize your outings, your work life, and it’ll also make life easier for everyone that surrounds you.
Do What You Love
You should never feel bad about enjoying yourself, so find time to do the things you’re passionate about and that make you happy. This will also help you find balance in your life, making your work much more bearable. Yes, you have to work, but if you’re organized enough you can also do whatever it is that you’re itching to do.
Spend Virtual Time With Friends
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This isn’t really the best time to be spending in-person time with friends, but a virtual hang can often make up for it. Try giving them a call (or even texting), sharing life updates, coping mechanisms and general musings about life.
Take Care Of Yourself
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Self-care has a broad definition, but it definitely includes nurturing your mental health. So, make sure to stay connected as best you can to friends and family, work out more (Here’s How You Can Protect Your Body From Hours Of Sitting), go to the doctor for your annual checkups, and drink more water. These goals will result in you leading a happier and more fulfilling life. And it’s never too late or early to start doing that.