The start of a new year is a perfect time for self reflection, as well as self improvement. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to constantly improve, and a new year is truly the perfect time to remind yourself of who you want to be and the strides you need to take to become that ultimate version of yourself. If you’re struggling to decide on any new year goals, or are looking for a bit of self improvement inspiration, here are a few goals to try and consider!
Be present a little bit more
Something that most of us struggle with, is to be truly present. Whether it’s at work, at home, or in our relationships. All too often, we find ourselves zoning out into our phones and not paying attention to the things that really matter. Make a goal this year to be present just a little bit more. Don’t bring your phone with you to the dinner table; in fact, leave it in an entirely different room. This will force you to pay attention to your meal and the people that you are eating it with.
Make a daily effort to serve
It’s human nature to be a little bit selfish. There’s nothing wrong with that, as it is innate to put yourself and your needs first. It takes concentration and a conscious effort to remove yourself from selfish tendencies. One of the best ways to step away from these, is to consciously choose to be more selfless. Specifically, by choosing to serve the people around you. This doesn’t have to be a large ordeal, but at least once a day, make a real effort to serve someone. Take the trash out, switch the laundry over, shovel your neighbor’s driveway. You’ll find that, not only will you feel better in your daily life, but your relationships with the people you are serving will improve drastically.
Try something new every week
This year is the perfect time to challenge yourself and try new things! You don’t need to make a goal to go skydiving this week and bungee jumping next weekend, but you should try new things, regardless of what type of things they are. Maybe try a new food. Take on an art project. Listen to a podcast instead of music on your daily commute. We suggest writing out a list of some of the new things you want to do this year. As you accomplish them, new ideas will come to you, and you shouldn’t have a hard time coming up with 52 new things to try this year.