Resolutions and New Years Goals

Resolutions and New Years Goals


Resolutions and New Years Goals

Between Christmas and New Years’, we spend time looking over the last year’s activities, goals, and experiences to enable us to look to the new year.  2020 has not been the most remarkable year. Still, it will probably be a rememberable year related to the COVID crisis, economic crisis, and personal losses.

If you are looking forward to 2021, it is time to evaluate your status, including your health, spirit, activities, and stewardship(community). Several questions to ask concern those factors.

  • What should I do to have better health?
  •  How can I improve my work?
  • What changes do I need to make better use of my time, activities, and play?

When making  New Year’s resolutions, it is essential to understand the relationship between resolutions and goal setting. A resolution is an affirmation of intentions. Setting goals to support the declaration provides long-term vision and improves motivation for the resolution’s results. These goals organize both time and resources to enhance your life.

Remember, there are five parts to a goal:

  • The goal must be specific
  • Measurable,
  • Achievable
  • Results-oriented
  • And time-bound.

Let’s look at an example. 

2021 Resolutions:

Resolution: I resolve to improve my health this next year

Goal: To improve my health in the year 2021, I will do the following:

  • Get at least 7-8 hours sleep
    • Set evening alarm at 9 pm to get ready for bed
    • Take shower
    • In bed by 9:30, read for thirty minutes
    • Set the alarm to wake up at 5 am
  • Drink more water
    • Keep track each day of how much water I drink
    • Drink from a glass that measures 8 oz, so I know how much I drink
  • Eat Healthier
    • Decrease amount of sugar daily (keep track in a notebook)
    • Keep track of the amount of salt in a notebook
    • Limit to only one meat meal a day
    • Increase to one cup of greens daily
    • No more candy
  • Exercise
    • When awaken, walk 30 minutes daily in the neighborhood
    • Once a day, climb stairs to the office instead of taking the elevator
    • Walk the dog each night before bed
    • Park two blocks away from the office

The notes above are a sample of how I make my resolutions.  They are specific, measurable, achievable, results-oriented, and time-bound. I hope that this work example will be helpful for you as you make your plans for the new year.

I wish you a Happy New Year and wish you the best for the coming year. Goodbye, 2020.      

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