As December draws to a close, many of us are hastily composing New Year’s Resolutions.
I know I make them every year. Mine used to be the same old clichés: Go to the gym every day, cut back on calories…
And there’s nothing wrong with these old resolutions. Many of us could stand to exercise more often or get rid of some bad habits. But there’s more to life than a drive for physical improvement.
That’s why I’ve recently begun putting a new twist on my resolutions. I’ve found carrying out these new resolutions so much more fulfilling that I thought it might be worth sharing some of them with others. Here are a few of my personal favorites:
- Spend more quality time with your family.
- Make sure your loved ones know how much you love them.
- Share a kindness with passing strangers.
- Make an effort to appreciate everyone for who they are.
- Be slower to anger, and more thoughtful in your responses.
- Try some fun new activity.
- Whenever you see the opportunity, do something to make the world a little better and more joyful than it was a moment before.
These resolutions won’t cost you a thing, might take less effort than the usual ones, and will almost certainly leave you and those around you feeling happier!
May this next year be the best year for you and your family!
Sam Jia, M.Sc.
Helping People On The Move