As 2021 approaches, there’s one tradition most of us still like to uphold — making New Year’s resolutions. However, sometimes the whole process, from making a resolution to actually seeing it through, can seem overwhelming.
If you’re unsure of what decisions will help you become the best version of yourself — you’re in the right place. In this article, we’ll talk about the best resolutions you can (and should) make in 2021. Additionally, we’ll give you some advice on how to create goals that are accomplishable, and not feel overwhelmed in the process.
Spend Your Time More Efficiently
The key to self-improvement is being able to spend as much of your time as doing something productive. Whether it’s reading, meditating, studying, or working out — you should always have a clear plan of action in mind. Moreover, by mapping out your days, commitments, and tasks you’ll gain better insight into how you spend your time and keep yourself accountable.
If you’re new to self-management or find it overwhelming, start by setting realistic, measurable goals. Whatever your objective is, determine a timeframe and expected results, and break it up into smaller tasks you can accomplish every day. Then, figure out how much time and resources you’ll need to do it and start crossing things off your to-do list.
This way, you’ll be able to accomplish something every day, keep yourself accountable, and manage your time efficiently to ultimately become the best version of yourself.
Invest in Yourself and Know Your Worth
It’s true that you have to spend money to make money, be it by investing in a business venture or yourself as a person. However, we aren’t talking about buying frivolous materialistic things, but rather about something that will pay itself off in the future.
For example, purchase a professional course to improve your skills and get a promotion or find a better job to earn more money. In addition to investing in your knowledge, spend money on things that make you feel good about yourself, such as your appearance. Whether it be getting a new haircut, those slimming pants you’ve had your eye on for a while, or anything else — it will all be worth it.
When you find a good way to splurge on yourself (and are aware of it) you’ll better appreciate yourself and know your worth.
Be Grateful and Be Present
Most of us tend to take things for granted and only focus on the issues and negatives in our lives. Moreover, mindfulness and gratitude are things we don’t tend to think about consciously — and we really should.
By choosing to be grateful and present at the moment, you’ll learn how to appreciate yourself, your time, and those around you. Thus, you’ll be more conscientious and gain better insight into your own life, what you can improve in, and what you should let go of for good.
Trying to make and stick to decisions that will help you become the best version of yourself can seem daunting and even unrealistic at times. However, don’t forget that solely realizing you need to improve yourself puts you closer to your goal. The rest is having the determination and accountability to persevere and achieve what you set out to do.