58 Resolutions For Anytime in the Year

Set Goals

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“We will open the book.  Its pages are blank.  We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” — Edith Lovejoy Pierce

In just a few weeks’ time, 2018 will be here. How do you feel about the new year? What kind of experiences do you want to create? What memories do you want to build? What impact do you want to create for yourself and others?

With every new year, I always ensure that it will surpass all past years to be the best year ever. One reason is because I set goals — goals to improve the quality and fulfillment of my life. I’m a huge fan of goal setting. The best way to determine your future is to set goals AND act on them. As Zig Ziglar once said, “You need a plan to build a house. To build a life, it is even more important to have a plan or goal.”

Think about what you want for 2018 and set them as goals. Here is a list to kickstart your thinking process. Of course, goal setting isn’t restricted to the start of the year — you can do that anytime. There’s never a ‘best’ time to set goals — the best time is now.

  1. Stop procrastinating
  2. Spend more time with your family
  3. Widen your social circle. Meet new people!
  4. Become more organized
  5. Exercise more and keep fit
  6. Lose weight
  7. Eat healthily
  8. Wake up early
  9. Be on time
  10. Be more grateful
  11. Do volunteer work
  12. Do more kind deeds
  13. Further your education
  14. Learn a new language
  15. Cultivate one new skill that will help you soar at work
  16. Be emotionally generous
  17. Quit soda
  18. Reconnect with old friends
  19. Make at least 5 new like-minded friends and build strong relationships with them
  20. Take your family out on a vacation
  21. Revamp your room into your inspirational haven
  22. Run a marathon
  23. Don’t badmouth others
  24. Stop complaining
  25. Be more positive
  26. Be your real self
  27. Read more books
  28. Read something new each day
  29. Visit the holiday destination of your dreams
  30. Deliver your best performance at work
  31. Double your business income (for business owners)
  32. Switch to a better job
  33. Or better still, pursue a career of your passion
  34. Earn a million dollars
  35. Find your soulmate
  36. Move out and get your own apartment
  37. Start traveling
  38. Get out of debt (if you are in debt)
  39. Save more money
  40. Help others achieve their dreams
  41. Remove clutter
  42. Take up a class of your interest (dancing, singing, rollerblading, ice skating, swimming, photography, web design, coding, guitar, yoga, Pilates, etc.)
  43. Drink more water
  44. Reduce your alcohol intake or quit drinking
  45. Quit smoking (for smokers)
  46. Learn to see the positive side to everything
  47. Turn every challenge into an opportunity
  48. Let go of past baggage
  49. Meditate daily
  50. Go on a retreat
  51. Write a book
  52. Visit a new place you have never been to
  53. Stop blaming yourself when bad things happen
  54. Love yourself more
  55. Start your life handbook
  56. Limit your exposure to mass media. Stop watching television or reading newspapers. Remove negative stimuli from your environment.
  57. Take time out to rest every week
  58. Live every moment to the fullest! :)

Being successful in your resolutions requires you to cultivate good habits. Read: 21 Days to Cultivate Life Transforming Habits

Get the manifesto version of this article: The Resolution Manifesto