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30 Popular New Years Resolutions From Around The Web

30 Popular New Years Resolutions From Around The Web

It’s easy making a New Year’s resolution – the hard part is sticking to it. And yet, every year people renew their efforts to set fresh goals for themselves. To truly embrace the year, however, you have to find a resolution that appeals to your identity.

Thankfully, the internet has so many suggestions that it shouldn’t be difficult for you to pick a resolution you would enjoy. Here are 30 popular resolutions this year from around the web:

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  1. Travel more. See the world and gain new experiences. You might still only have a vague idea of where you want to go, but there’s nothing more tempting than wanting to get out and see more of the world.
  2. Quit smoking. Lots of people want to escape their addiction to tobacco. While there are many books, products, and systems out there that can help you with your struggle, it remains up to you to take the bull by the horns and quit!
  3. Be healthier. People want to eat healthier and improve their overall health.
  4. Appreciate your personality more. There’s no point in hating yourself while letting critics have the last laugh.
  5. Read more books. More importantly, pick quality material that will help you become successful.
  6. Stop procrastinating. Start taking action and getting things done rather than making excuses or waiting for everything to be perfect.
  7. Learn something new. It could be a skill that has always intrigued you. The new year is time to evaluate your abilities and find something new that you enjoy and deeply pursue it.
  8. Learn to persevere. Discipline yourself as you stick to keeping a new habit (or kicking an old one).
  9. Say no. You can’t help everyone. You have to be more selective about the things you pursue.
  10. Get educated. These days, educating yourself can be cheap if you take advantage of the online platforms available to you.
  11. Get a mentor. Find someone that can help you grow and bring out the best in you.
  12. Be more aggressive. Strive for what you want and go after it.
  13. Stand up for something.
  14. Be more positive and optimistic about the things you enjoy.
  15. Prioritize. Stop putting your energy into things that don’t matter to you.
  16. Work. Don’t be idle. Take action and make valuable contributions to your life.
  17. Network. Professionally and personally. Find ways to meet more people. LinkedIn can assist you in this regard.
  18. Improve your communication skills.
  19. Take care of your mental and physical health.
  20. Update yourself with the latest market trends and opportunities.
  21. Exercise for at least 30 minutes a day.
  22. Share your knowledge with others.
  23. Broaden your horizons. Seek new interests. Don’t be too rigid: Find new hobbies and pastimes that will make you feel alive.
  24. Learn a new language. There are many apps that can help you with including Duolingo.
  25. Adopt a pet. Find an animal you want to spend some time and communicate with.
  26. Contribute to a cause. Giving back to the world around you could mean so much for our existence here on earth.
  27. Reduce stress. We live in a busy world. If you can find a way to clear out your work schedule and leave time to relax, the better it can be for you.
  28. Pay off your debt. It can be student loans, a mortgage, or even credit card payments.
  29. Get organized. There is no better way to get more done, manage your time, and live stress-free.
  30. Embrace the unknown. Take more risks. Find value in what you have never tried before.

With these popular New Years resolutions, we wish you the best of luck in attaining everything that you want this year.

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Last Updated on April 9, 2020

How to Think Positive Thoughts When Feeling Negative

How to Think Positive Thoughts When Feeling Negative

Positive thinking can lead to a lot of positive change in your life. Developing an optimistic outlook can be good for both your physical and mental health.

But sometimes, certain situations arise in life that makes it hard to keep a positive outlook. Take steps to make positive thinking become more like your second nature and you’ll reap the biggest benefits.

Here are 10 ways to make thinking positive thoughts easy:

1. Spend Time with Positive People

If you surround yourself with constant complainers, their negativity is likely to rub off on you.

Spend time with positive friends and family members to increase the likelihood that their positive thinking habits will become yours too. It’s hard to be negative when everyone around you is so positive.

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Learn How to Surround Yourself With Positive People.

2. Take Responsibility for Your Behavior

When you encounter problems and difficulties in life, don’t play the role of the victim. Acknowledge your role in the situation and take responsibility for your behavior.

Accepting responsibility can help you learn from mistakes and prevent you from blaming others unfairly.

3. Contribute to the Community

One of the best ways to feel good about what you have, is to focus on what you have to give.

Volunteer in some manner and give back to the community. Helping others can give you a new outlook on the world and can assist you with positive thinking.

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4. Read Positive and Inspirational Materials

Spend time each day reading something that encourages positive thinking. Read the Bible, spiritual material, or inspirational quotes to help you focus on what’s important to you in life. It can be a great way to start and end your day.

Some recommendations for you:

5. Recognize and Replace Negative Thoughts

You won’t be successful at positive thinking if you’re still plagued by frequent negative thoughts. Learn to recognize and replace thoughts that are overly negative. Often, thoughts that include words like “always” and “never” signal that they aren’t true.

If you find yourself thinking something such as, “I always mess everything up,” replace it with something more realistic such as, “Sometimes I make mistakes but I learn from them.”

There’s no need to make your thoughts unrealistically positive, but instead, make them more realistic.

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6. Establish and Work Toward Goals

It’s easier to be positive about problems and setbacks when you have goals that you’re working toward. Goals will give you motivation to overcome those obstacles when you encounter problems along the way. Without clear goals, it’s harder to make decisions and gauge your progress.

Learn to set SMART goals to help you achieve more.

7. Consider the Consequences of Negativity

Spend some time thinking about the consequences of negative thinking. Often, it can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

For example, a person who thinks, “I probably won’t get this job interview,” may put less effort into the interview. As a result, he may decrease his chances of getting the job.

Create a list of all the ways negative thinking impacts your life. It likely influences your behavior, your relationships, and your feelings. Then, create a list of the ways in which positive thinking could be beneficial.

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8. Offer Compliments to Others

Look for reasons to compliment others. Be genuine in your praise and compliments, but offer it frequently. This will help you look for the good in other people.

9. Create a Daily Gratitude List

If you start keeping a daily gratitude list, you’ll start noticing exactly how much you have to be thankful for. This can help you focus on the positive in your life instead of thinking about all the bad things that have happened in the day.

Getting in the habit of showing an attitude of gratitude makes positive thinking more of a habit. Here’re 40 Simple Ways To Practice Gratitude.

10. Practice Self-Care

Take good care of yourself and you’ll be more equipped to think positively.

Get plenty of rest and exercise and practice managing your stress well. Taking care of your physical and mental health will provide you with more energy to focus on positive thinking.

Learn about these 30 Self-Care Habits for a Strong and Healthy Mind, Body and Spirit.

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