Having anxiety over setting the perfect resolution for the new year? Give yourself a break and set some goals instead. Be flexible with your timeline and choose things that make you feel good. Want to dedicate yourself to a new gym routine? Awesome! Want to try every flavor potato chip there is? That’s great, too! Your resolution is just that – yours.
If a resolution is too daunting, try a bucket list instead. A quick and easy list is easy to check off and gives you the same sense of accomplishment and satisfaction - without all the pressure. Focus on the things you wish you had finished last year and the experiences that you find interesting. The list can be as simple or as extravagant as you’d like. Here are a few suggestions:
- Read the book before the movie (skimming counts, right?)
- Spend a week camping off the grid (a digital detox)
- Establish a healthy work-life balance (take care of you)
- Cook all of your own meals for two weeks straight (you'll be amazed at the money you save)
- Complete three million steps in 2020 (get to steppin')
- Get a massage once a month (self-love is the best love)
- Wear everything you own (dig deep into that closet and donate the things you don't wear)
Focus on how you want your year to go. Is this a year of contemplation or a year of travel? Is spending time with family your priority, or planting a springtime garden more your speed? Assigning a theme for your year is a great way to get started, but you can also build-out a random list that collects from various sources. The list should reflect what you want to do this year, regardless of previous patterns.
Your bucket list is also a great way to hold yourself accountable to achieve your goals. Make sure you include the small everyday tasks that you want to accomplish to improve your quality of life. If your goal is to start making your own coffee every morning, put that on your list. If you want to stop purchasing new clothes and begin buying consignment goods, put that on your list. Every item shouldn’t be a gargantuan task. Traveling around the world is fun, but a list of items that require that much time and energy is difficult to achieve. Stay realistic, consider your time limitations, and plan a bucket list that will build you an amazing 2020.
Cheers to you this year! We’d love to hear about your plans for 2020 bucket lists and resolutions. Share with us on social @prometheus_apartments