5 New Year’s Resolution Ideas For a More Meaningful 2019

There's nothing like a new week, new month, or new year to hit that reset button and get intentional about your goals. I myself I'm a huge advocate of goal setting as it allows me to reflect on all the wonderful things I want to accomplish.

As the year comes to a close, start thinking about how you want to feel come this time next year. Do you want to feel happy? Strong? Accomplished? Once you do that, outline some key steps to help you get there and get a plan in place.

Don’t know where to start? Here are 5 resolution ideas to consider for 2019.

  1. Go the extra mile in everything you do

    You probably give 100% at work because, let’s face it, your reputation depends on it, but is that the case with my personal life? If you’re like me, you tend to put your personal dreams aside because your hands are full or because there’s no one on the other end waiting for you to follow through. In 2019, be diligent in your attempt to achieve your personal goals. After all, going the extra mile is the difference between being average versus being at the top of your game.  

  2. Practice self-discipline

    Self-discipline and willpower go hand in hand. They are learned behaviors that require daily practice and repetition. Start small with a few daily habits over an extended period of time. For example, work out 10 minutes a day and increase that slightly once you feel more comfortable. After a while, these habits will become the norm and you’ll be more enticed to increasing your commitment or effort.

  3. Practice good self-care

    We lead such busy lives that we sometimes forget to take care of ourselves. This year, nourish yourself through healthy activities like sound nutrition, exercise, and proper sleep. Try a new healthy recipe every once in a while. Pamper yourself. Choose a day of the week that is all about you to reward yourself for just being you.

  4. Find a mentor or become a mentor to someone

    Life is tough, but you don’t have to go at it alone. Find someone with a background, goal or career path to help guide you. Similarly, find someone who you can instill all the good lessons you’ve learned in your lifetime. It’s a good way to enrich your professional life and a great way to pay it forward.  

  5. Practice Gratitude

    We all get bogged down with the day to day and sometimes forget to be grateful for what we have. In 2019, remember to look around and practice gratitude. In the famous words of Ferris Bueller, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

What’s your resolution for 2019? Let us know in the comments.

Words by Nidia Serrano