2019 is almost here. This is the time of year when we look at ourselves and our lives and start thinking about the things we want to change or improve. Then we make a list of New Year’s resolutions. It can be difficult to decide what resolutions to make so here are seven New Year’s resolutions to consider.
The Early Bird Catches The Worm
Get enough rest. This is one of the best and simplest resolutions to make and stick to. You should ideally get eight hours of sleep but no less than seven. Plan when you go to bed around when you wake up in the morning. For about an hour before you go to bed, don’t use your smartphone, watch TV or use your laptop like most of us tend to. These devices make it harder for you to sleep, meaning that you feel tired and lazy the next day.
Learning something new is another easy goal to achieve. It also helps you to develop yourself and maybe even become more employable. Find a new hobby, get a home tutor, or even study through distance learning. Skills Academy is one example of a distance learning company you could look at. They are currently running some Early Bird Specials for 2019. Whether it is a course, an instrument or even just a new hobby, one hour a day is all it would take. You would be amazed at the results by the end of the year.
Setting yourself a reading target is a good idea. However, be realistic. Try to read one to two books a month. If you don’t have a lot of time to read during the day, you can read a bit before bed. Don’t use an e-reader or another electronic device as this will disrupt your sleep. You should also read things like magazines and newspapers.
Birds of a Feather
Join a club or society. It can be a club at your university or an outside club. There are many societies or clubs you could join such as an amateur theatre group. If you are already part of a club, try to take a more active role and take on more responsibilities. Clubs can help you develop many skills like leadership, problem-solving and communication.
We all have something that we are not good at but are too scared to try. Maybe you want to learn to dance or get better at the sport you play. Spending a year trying to improve on these weaknesses is one of the best and most important resolutions for a student to stick to.
It is important to make friends. On average you spend your time with five people, two of them being our parents. You should always look out to make new friends. There are so many people out there and they all have interests, passions and stories to tell. All you need to do is say “Hi” and see what happens next.
Go on an adventure.
You may have lived in your city all your life but how well do you really know it or the area around it? Even if it’s just outside the city where you live, you should go and explore your city, province or even the rest of the country. Travelling is not only fun but it also broadens our minds and perspectives. A person should travel as much as possible in their life.
Don’t think that you should achieve this entire list in a year. Choose one or two resolutions. It is better to make fewer resolutions that you can actually achieve than trying to make many and failing at all of them.
Hopefully, these eight tips will help you with your New Year’s resolutions and help you to achieve them too.