New Year’s Resolutions have been popular since the Babylonians started making them about 4,000 years ago, but despite the long history of them, people still haven’t found a surefire way to ensure they keep their resolutions. One way to make sure you stick to your goals for the new year is to ensure they are attainable.
In the new year, give back to your community. You don’t need to do it a certain number of hours or days per week — setting rigid goals is part of why people fail at them — but do spend at least one chunk of your time doing for others. Consider volunteering at a soup kitchen, bringing meals to an elderly neighbor or even doing something as simple as babysitting a friend’s children so he or she can have a few hours of free time.
Science has proven that smiling releases endorphins that make you feel happier and more positive. During the next year of your life, try to smile more often. Smile at yourself every time you pass a mirror. Are you feeling sad or angry? Smile. Even if you don’t actually feel like smiling, doing so may lighten your mood some, leading you to feel happier, healthier and more productive.
The ancient Chinese made the act of sending greetings for the new year popular, but like many traditions, it got lost along the way. Bring it back! Sending a quick card to welcome in the new year and wish someone luck in it will bring a smile to their face, and it’s a resolution you can keep in the very first week of the year.
You can find glossy new years cards on Tiny Prints. Choose from casual options such as the Joyful Year card, or if you want to get even more creative, opt for a tri-fold card such as the Shining Reflection card.
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