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It is so easy to make a New Year Resolution. Yet keeping to these resolutions proves arduous for many. Perhaps this is because of how we view our New Year resolutions as an itemized list rather than a disciplined program that defines our purpose and existence. As 2016 comes to a close and we have 2017 ahead of us, it is time to focus on certain resolutions that will not only define our year but the rest of our lives. Here are 7 New Year Resolutions you need to make to create the future you deserve.
1. Get out of debt
Debt is a big problem globally. People are living paycheck to paycheck and finding it difficult to live below their means. Beyond student loans and getting a hold of your finances, the New Year should be a time you figure out how you pay your debts.
2. Rid your life of toxic people
Yes, relationships are vital to our existence. But you have to focus on the future and how to rid your world of negative people. Toxic people have a way of slowing us down and making us feel inadequate in a society that needs us performing at optimal level. The New Year should be a time you define your relationships and surround yourself with only people that will propel you to your goals.
3. Improve your skills or continue your education
The world is always demanding more. It is your responsibility to be more suitable to the demands of the world. One way to adapt is to improve your skills or go back to school. Yes you could go back to school and get better educated. But even if you do not have the funds for this, you can try free online courses or reading a book every month to improve your knowledge and skills.
4. Exercise more
You can’t do much without your physical health. Your body is a vehicle to any success you will attain. So focus on how you can get fit and in shape. Not only does exercising keep you in shape, it also takes away the stress and disciplines you mentally. Stretch or do sit-ups, it is up to you to find a way to make exercising a part of your life this New Year.
5. Find happiness within you
For many, happiness is a goal. Yet happiness comes from within and in finding contentment in your world. True contentment emanates from being thankful and appreciative at the things you have, rather than the things you don’t have. There will always be something else you want. However happiness is in finding satisfaction in the things you already have.
6. Let go of your grudges
One way to achieve more is to forgive yourself and focus on possibilities. The New Year should be a time you look ahead and let go of past faults, not only towards yourself but also to others. While you think that holding on to bitterness and resentments will feel good because of your ego, you should think about the benefits you have to gain when you let go of your grudges.
7. Connect with those who you care about
You may have been doing an awful job of staying in touch with those you care about but 2016 should be a year you make people feel better about you. Texting someone or calling them just to remind them of how much you care about them is enough to make them feel reassured and positive about you. you should focus on being there for those who have been there for you in the past, because such people define your future.
At the end of the day, the little things or the little actions you take have a strong role to play in what your future will be.