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With Christmas only a couple of weeks away, you can’t deny the fact that 2018 is fast approaching. It’s no secret that, around December time, most of the world start to think of things that they would like to do, change, or improve in the new year. I, however, don’t see much point in waiting for a new year to do the things that you want to do. I understand that it’s symbolic, but if you really want to do something, then why would you wait for a whole new year to do it? With this in mind, here are seven resolutions that can start right now.
Losing some weight is probably the most popular new year’s resolution of all time. Whether you’re young or old, male or female, skinny or thin, everyone wants to shed a few extra pounds, so why not start right now? You can start by cutting down on the amount of junk food that you eat, and make sure that you’re getting enough exercise. If you continue this for a while and you’re not at a healthy weight, you might need to start to consume less than 1000 calories a day, which is called a very low-calorie diet.
Read more books
You can spend hours watching television and scrolling through your phone and take absolutely nothing in. In fact, you usually end up more bored than you started off. Reading a book is completely different; When you read a book, you need to be present and pay attention, or you won’t get anywhere. This can help to ease your boredom and reduce your stress, as well as increase your vocabulary. Reading has so many benefits, so don’t wait until the new year to grab a book of the shelf.
Start a new hobby
If you’ve found that you wake up in the morning, go to work, come home, and do nothing else, then you’ve probably considered getting a hobby in the new year. This is an absolutely great idea, but if you’re bored of life now, then there’s no need for you to wait until the new year to fix it. Start now. There are so many amazing hobbies that you can pick up, so have a good think about what would interest you. You could learn a musical instrument, learn a new language, join a sports team, take up photography, and so much more.
Keep a journal
If you suffer from stress, anxiety, or just have a lot on your mind, then the best thing for you to do is to get it off your chest. Unfortunately, it’s not always as simple as telling someone how you feel. If you feel like you don’t have anyone to talk to, then writing down your thoughts and feelings is another great way of expressing yourself. It might look nicer in your journal to start it on the first of January, but if there’s something you need to express, then you shouldn’t wait more than half a month.
Travel the world
There is no better way to spend your time than exploring the amazing planet that we’re on and travelling the world. You might even want to move abroad in the new year. Of course, you might not be able to just pack up and leave before Christmas, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t get the ball rolling and make some solid plans for your travels as soon as possible. You could even book your flights now so that you’ve got something important out of the way before the new year.
It’s lovely when people say that they would like to be kinder to themselves and others in the coming year. It shows that you’ve grown as a person, and recognise the importance of every single life on this Earth, including your own. However, there really is no reason to wait until next year to be a kinder person. Kindness isn’t something that you need to book or plan, so start now, and continue into the new year and past it.
One of the reasons that people right new year’s resolutions is because they’re procrastinating, so it’s incredibly ironic when someone says that they want to stop procrastinating in the new year. If you really want to stop procrastinating, then stop now, don’t procrastinate until the new year. The sooner you stop, the better, or you could affect all of your other goals for 2018.
Resolutions are a great thing to have, but there is no reason to wait until next year to start them. Get things done now instead; I promise you’ll feel much more accomplished this way.