A new year is a new beginning. It is as if our lives are a series of books; each with 12 chapters and 365 pages. Each page is our chance. Our chance to change, to learn, and to grow.
Every year, we make new year’s resolutions. Most choose to make simple resolutions like smiling more, doing a kind act each day, or throwing trash properly. However, this new year, you could choose to make a resolution, which will not only benefit you but also those around you.
Mental health has become one of the fastest rising problems in our world today. Attitudes such as self-care, self-love, and self-confidence have been lacking in most individuals, but this new year could mean a new you.
Here are 5 new year’s resolutions you could do this 2019:
- Make a Motivation Jar
A motivation jar is something simple that can easily brighten up your day. All you need is a mason jar, post-its, and a pen. On the pieces of paper, you can write words of affirmation, motivational quotes, bible verses, etc. Once you’ve written on the post-its, fill the jar with them, and open one up if you’re ever feeling down.
- Start your #HealthyLiving
Healthy living doesn’t necessarily mean going on a strict diet or exercising every day rather, it is a change of lifestyle. You could start by adding fruits and vegetables to your daily meals and including exercise in your weekly routines. These future habits may seem like an impossible task, but by the time you know it, you’ll be feeling better both on the inside and outside.
- Schedule a Self-care Day
With busy schedules and prior commitments, individuals usually lack time for themselves. This new year, you could allocate a day every month just for yourself. You could schedule a massage, you could bake, or you could simply sleep. Do anything that will make YOU feel happy.
- Daily Moments of Mindfulness + Mindfulness Jar
Stress and anxiety are definitely two factors of our lives that may hinder us from taking care of ourselves. By doing daily moments of mindfulness, this year, you will be able to learn how to take a breather. In addition to doing moments of mindfulness, you can make your own mindfulness jar, which is known to help people relax and calm down.
*To make a mindfulness jar mix together liquid glue, hot water, and glitter. Shake the jar and watch the glitter go down.*
- Lessen your Screen Time
The use of technology has become even more prevalent in the present day, and most of us have forgotten how toxic the use of technology can be. By lessening your screen time, you will have the ability to disconnect to reconnect.
With these new year’s resolutions, this new year, you may truly be a “new me”!
“The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.” – Diane Von Furstenberg