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New Year, New You – Things to try

3, 2, 1…Happy New Year, well not just yet! When the clock strikes 12 am, we all want to become a new person. The traditional “fresh start effect”. Every year we make a resolution to change ourselves. this year, why not make a resolution to be ourselves?

As we all prepare to ring in 2023, many of us are making resolutions for the coming year. A resolution can become a revelation. A new chapter in life is the perfect time to get rid of bad habits and set up routines that will help you improve in all areas of your life.

It’s often a challenge to stick with the resolutions or bucket list items we make at the beginning of each year. By mid-year, we may realize that we’ve abandoned what excited us back in January. Why does this happen?

Why do we make resolutions?

Often, people make new year’s resolutions for self-improvement:

  • Living healthier
  • Getting happy
  • Losing weight
  • Exercising
  • Stopping smoking
  • Reducing drinking
  • Meeting career or job goals
  • Improving their relationships

They make resolutions in order to challenge themselves and push themselves to new limits. It can be a powerful way to change your life for the better.

How to keep them?

Did you know that it takes your brain approximately 30 days to assimilate a new habit or routine? So, if you have a list of twelve resolutions, it will take you an entire year to implement them. How does working on one new aspect of yourself each month sound? Too fast-paced? Too many changes at once? That’s why our main advice would be the following:

  • Choose a specific goal

Be more specific with your goals, weight loss or happiness are too broad. Choose something you can actually achieve to increase the chances of success. Having a realistic goal is better than having a drastic one.

A more effective way to approach resolutions is by setting specific goals. This could be anything from wanting to lose a certain amount of weight by a certain date to wanting to read one book a month. When your resolutions are specific, it becomes easier to identify what steps you need to take in order to achieve them. And, once you’ve achieved your goal, you can set another one!

So, this year, why not try setting specific resolutions? It may take a bit more effort on your part at first, but it will definitely be worth it in the end!

  • Commit yourself

A resolution is a decision, not a commitment. This year, make a goal for yourself that is small and manageable. That way, you are more likely to stick with it and succeed. You can always do more than what you originally set out to do; the key is meeting or exceeding your self-expectations rather than making them unattainably high from the start.

  • Congratulate yourself

Celebrate even the small victories. Big changes often come from small steps. As you work to accomplish your big goals, take time to celebrate your smaller successes along the way. This will help encourage you to keep going until you reach the finish line. Stay positive no matter what. And remember to enjoy the journey not only the destination!

  • Be Grateful

One of the best things about making resolutions is that it encourages us to be grateful for what we have. When we focus on our blessings, we are more likely to appreciate the good in our lives and work to maintain it. This is an essential part of a happy and fulfilling life.

Being grateful for what you have is one of the simplest and most effective resolutions you can make. It doesn’t require any drastic changes or huge effort on your part. All it takes is acknowledging the good in your life and expressing your gratitude for it.

No matter what you’re grateful for, taking a moment each day to express thanks can positively impact your life. It can help shift your focus from negative to positive experiences, make you more resilient in the face of difficulties, and increase your overall happiness. So this year, resolve to be grateful for all the good in your life and watch how it transforms your resolutions into resolutions for happiness!

Things to try this 2023:

It’s time to leave your comfort zone behind and achieve that childhood dream.

The bad news is time flies, the good news is you’re the pilot! Michael Altshuler.

Never have I ever flown a plane:

Have you ever dreamt of flying your own aircraft? If one of your career goals for 2023 is to become a pilot, FLT academy is a Professional Flight Instruction “From the ground up.” At FLT in Utah, they recommend planning on at least one year to earn your credentials to fly with SkyWest. Programs include student, private, commercial, or airline transport pilots.

Never have I ever visited a State Park:

Utah is a great state for outdoor activities. Surrounded by mountains, forests, and rivers, there are plenty of opportunities for camping, hiking, fishing, and more. In fact, Utah has more than 40 state parks, which offer a variety of recreational opportunities. So if you’re looking for a resolution that involves getting outside and enjoying nature, Utah is a great place to do it!

Never have I ever fired a gun:

Though you’re familiar with the sensations that come with shooting sports, including the mental and emotional head-rush, you’ve never made the move. 2023 is your year!

When you shoot a gun, your brain releases cortisol, adrenaline (epinephrine), and other hormones like serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. If this is a challenge you are after, check the top-rated shooting ranges in Utah. And when it comes to gun gear, 45 Blast is the newest player in high-end firearm equipment and elite compensators.

Never have I ever attended a Yoga Retreat

If you’re looking for a New Year’s resolution that will improve your health, well-being, and peace of mind, look no further than yoga and meditation. If you practice or want to start practicing Yoga, read Chopra 5 resolutions about Yoga. These goals can help set your intention for the new year whether you’re a beginner or an advanced student. Perhaps you could also include adopting a vegan diet or making meditation a part of your daily routine in your plan.

Before we conclude, let us remind you that Rome was not built in one day

In order for your new resolutions to be kept, you should read about the SMART mnemonic.

SMART resolutions are a great way to ensure that you’re able to stick to your resolutions throughout the year. SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. When you make resolutions using the SMART framework, you can be sure that they are achievable and relevant to your goals.

Don’t just make resolutions because society tells you to–make ones that are tailored to your life and what YOU want to achieve. This way, you can stay authentic to yourself!