It’s the beginning of the year, and the time people start thinking about goals or setting New Year’s resolutions. However, do you need one?
There’s a variety of ways people set their New Year’s resolutions, and honestly, there isn’t a right or a wrong way to pick one (if you even decide to pick one at all!). Although, if you have found yourself on this post, chances are you’ve been thinking of setting a goal for the new year.
Types of New Year’s Resolutions:
- A goal or rule. Things such as: quitting soda, going to the gym so many times per week, or controlling spending. If you plan on setting this type of goal, it’s good to find some way to keep yourself accountable, such as setting a habit tracker or way to keep track of how you’re doing.
- A sentence to sum up the year. Ok, so hear me out, because I did this for a few years and it worked (at least for me). One year my resolution was “to be awesome” and another year it was “remember to have fun.” Sounds vague, and it is, but um, I totally rocked those the years I did them as goals! So if you’re looking for something not as concrete as “quitting soda,” then this may be a good option.
- Word of the year. This is the most popular type of resolution in recent years, and yes, I’ve been doing a word of the year for the past two years now. You pick a word, such as “change,” and apply it to your year. Such as change in where you live, or changing your outlook on life, etc.
I’m currently in the “word of the year” type of New Year’s resolutions, and this is my third year doing that type of resolution. For 2016, my word was Adventure. For 2017, my word was Patience and for 2018 my word is Enjoy!
My New Year’s Resolutions
I’m currently in a “word of the year” phase of my life and have been for the past few years.
Which type of New Year’s resolution do you use?