10 New Years Resolutions You May Not Have Considered

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The New Year always brings with it an air of opportunity! If you’re like much of the USA, you’re spending this year end reflecting on how the prior year went and planning for some of the goals you want to accomplish over the next 12 months! Some of the most common new years resolutions are goals like losing weight, or ditching a bad habit, but as you’re making your list you may want to consider some of these resolutions you may not have thought of!


1. Turn your hobby into a side hustle. 

This may not always be possible, but there are cases where a hobby can be turned into a lucrative side hustle. Think about what you love to do for fun and then research if there are any ways you can get paid for it! We could all manage to combine fun and productivity, and be able to make money doing what we love, we’d be a much more content and well-balanced society.


2. Spend less time on social media. 

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Some people might not spend hours in front of the TV, or playing video games, but social media has become a serious addiction among a wide range of demographics. It’s fine to stay in touch with friends and family, but if you consistently spend more than an hour every day on social media, it’s time to make a change.


3. Learn how to defend yourself. 

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Being able to ensure your own safety, and the safety of those you love, is a very important skillset to have. Although, self defense is not only about side kicks and palm strikes! Learning how to conduct yourself in a dangerous situation and identifying what kind of behaviors to look out for in others is also important.


4. Become more romantic. 

Could it be possible that you’ve been a little lax about the attention you pay to your love life lately? Romance is often the first casualty in longer, more serious relationships, but it doesn’t have to wither away. A few romantic gestures here and there can keep the passion going for decades. It will be fun, even if you’re not the romantic type.


5. Learn to control your emotions.

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Uncontrolled emotions can get you into a lot of trouble, but things like jealousy, pride, and anger are destructive in all circumstances. Gaining control over your feelings allows you to keep a level head and think more rationally, even during emotionally charged conflict situations. Talk therapy or coaching is a great way to learn some ways to better manage your feelings and emotions.


6. Spend more time with the people that matter. 

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There is just too little time in this life for us to waste it on insincere, duplicitous and toxic people. We should focus on the people who we care about deeply and who care about us, as this is the best way to stay happy.


7. Reinvent yourself.

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If you don’t feel quite happy no matter what you do, it is perhaps time to make some serious changes in your life. Reinventing yourself can give you a whole new perspective on life and take you in directions you may never have dreamed were possible.


8. Stop being late all the time. 

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Punctuality is a virtue that is held in high regard in our society. Being on time is a mark of a true professional, a dependable friend and caring partner, so it is a good idea to pick up a few tricks that can help you stay on time.


9. Learn how to dress with style. 

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The way you dress can say a lot about you, and wearing the right clothes can make you seem powerful and confident, which in turn can help you land a job, get promoted, and catch the eye of a lovely guy or girl. No matter if you’re male or female, know the dress code and live with style.


10. Become more polite 

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Good manners have always been an important part of a civilized society. They make it easier to connect with others, avoid offending people and will ensure that others perceive you as a good and trustworthy person. So know the etiquette, be prepared or other manners in other countries, deal with rude people in the right way and learn how to say no.


Did you know that only 6% of people achieved their new years resolution goals in 2018?

(according to an online poll conducted by YouGov)

Working with a life coach can significantly help you in your efforts to stick to your plans by providing motivation, guidance, and accountability.

Modern Therapy offers online talk therapy and life coaching to help you meet your goals.

There’s never been a better time to make an investment in yourself!