Wednesday, January 8, 2020

My Achievable New Year's Resolutions

According to the American Psychological Association, making New Year's resolutions can help you focus on a goal, but only if you start small. The association recommends making resolutions that you can actually keep.

Every year, I resolve to lose 20 pounds and get my novel published. Every single year. This year, however, I am starting small with my scaled-down New Year's resolutions that are completely achievable.

  1. Listen to the whole song on the radio when it's my favorite.
  2. Go for a walk when the weather is nice.
  3. Savor the first sip of coffee in the morning.
  4. Hug my children more even if they moan and groan about it.
  5. Start playing my guitar again instead of letting it collect dust in the corner.

Also, I would hereby like to start New Year's resolutions about a week into the New Year so everyone has enough time to really think over their resolutions. I think it's best to ease into the New Year instead of jumping in all at once.

What are your New Year's resolutions for 2020?

Nina Snyder is the author of "ABCs of Balls," a children's picture book that makes learning the alphabet fun for toddlers. Follow her on Twitter @nsnyder_writer.