New year’s resolutions are a great chance to turn over a new leaf, set some intentions for the year ahead and provide yourself with SMART goals to work towards. Many people stick to the same set of resolutions, to lose weight, to exercise more, to earn more money or to be more healthy and although these aren’t bad resolutions to have, most people don’t stick to them. So why not try something a little bit different this New Year and set yourself some new year’s resolutions that will help you grow as a person. Here are a few examples. 

  1. To travel more
    Whether planning a round the world trip has always been on your bucket list or you simply want to take a few more European weekend breaks, set it as a new years resolution and then make it happen. Travelling is a great way to grow as a person and will open your eyes to new cultures and ways of doing things.
  2. To give back
    Giving back to your local community by either volunteering your time or making a regular financial donation can impact the lives of so many people in need and is a great way to remind yourself how fortunate you are to be in a position to help. Just a few hours of volunteering a month can make a big difference.
  3. To practice self-love regularly
    Self-love is a term that has been thrown around a lot in recent years but it remains an important part of personal growth. Learning to look after and love yourself is at the core of so many other areas of personal development so why not make your new years resolution to simply do something for yourself each week and to be more positive about yourself.
  4. To learn something new
    Unless it’s learning something new for work, many of us tend to neglect the act of learning as we enter adulthood. But learning a new skill not only provides you with a new party trick but is also a great way to challenge yourself and expand your mind. Learning something new is a great new years resolution as it is diverse, you could learn a new language, take piano lessons, or teach yourself to knit, whatever it is, do it for you.
  5. To say ‘yes’ more
    One of the best ways to get out of your comfort zone and grow your confidence is by saying yes to more things. Whether it’s saying yes to going out for a meal when you would rather stay in bed or saying yes to taking charge of a project at work that you’d usually let someone else handle, saying yes will help you try new things and push yourself.
  6. To say ‘no’ more
    If on the other hand, you are constantly finding yourself overwhelmed with things to do or are neglecting your own self-care to do things for others, then it may be time to start learning to say no more. Saying no can be hard but it’s important to realise that your time is precious and you need to look after yourself first in order to be best positioned to look after others.
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