12 Different New Year Promises to Make... and Keep

Today we offer you 12 New Year's resolutions (one for each month of the year) that we rarely think of, but could help us be better and happier

Nadya Hamdan
12 Different New Year Promises to Make... and Keep

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The beginning of the year is a symbol of the new. It's as if it gives us a chance to start over and do things the way we've always wanted to but haven't been able to. That's why many of us use the end of the year to take stock and make important personal promises and new commitments. This is good and helpful for all who want to improve their lives and those of others.

And yes, we all want to get rid of bad habits, start leading a healthier lifestyle, perhaps be more successful, richer, happier, love more. All this is great. But today we offer you 12 New Year's resolutions (one for each month of the year) that we rarely think of, but could help us be better and happier.  

✨ I will love more

What's better than loving? Because we often lose our ability to love, caught up in stressful situations, rushing, work, pressure, stressful relationships and frowning people. And sometimes you just need to stop... and love.

✨ I'll be angry less

Anger is one of the most powerful and destructive emotions we are capable of experiencing. So put your hand on your heart and make a promise to yourself to work hard on your ability to keep your composure. It's not an easy task, but it's totally achievable and well worth the effort.

✨ I will always be guided by good intentions

Being kind is a basic human principle deeply embedded in each of us. As the years go by, however, it seems to become harder and harder for us to remember. Try in the New Year to put aside any feelings of envy, self-pity, revenge, resentment, etc. and try to be guided in your relationships and actions by good intentions.

✨ I will try harder

Nobody likes mediocre people. Face it, you don't like them either. Do everything in your power not to be one of them. Always give 100% of yourself in everything you undertake. You will be surprised how life will reward you.

✨ You will cherish your time

Life is too short to waste it in activities that stress us out, with people we don't like, in places that make us miserable. Value your time - every moment is a gift. Don't waste it, make it worth it.  

✨ I will laugh more

Try this experiment - smile in the morning, even if it's forced. Laugh at that joke that's not so funny. Laughter is like appetite - it comes with eating. Have more fun next year. The more you smile, the more occasions for smiles you will have.   

✨ I'll appreciate people

You're probably a person who wants to be respected and appreciated. Do you know what the first step to achieving that is? Be that person. Promise yourself that you will value everyone around you and treat them respectfully. Maybe then you'll start getting more of the same.

✨ I'll be braver

Fear has ruined more lives than it has saved. We're not talking here about the rational fear that makes you move aside when a car is coming. We're talking about those fears that keep you from being the person you want to be. Try first to understand them, to realize that you suffer from fear of commitment, for example, or fear of letting go of control, or fear of rejection, or fear of the new... Figure out what are those fears of yours that get in the way and overcome them one by one.

✨ I will make at least one dream come true

Isn't that the purpose of life - to have dreams and goals. And to achieve them. Choose at least one dream of yours, no matter if someone calls it too big, too stupid, too impossible, too wrong. The important thing is that it is your dream. Choose one and do everything you can and a little on top to achieve it.

✨ I will do at least one good deed

We live in a world where fewer and fewer people seem to feel the need to do good. That is exactly why they are so needed. Be that person. Recall that good feeling you get when you help someone or at least make them smile.

✨ I would be grateful

They say a person can't be happy until they learn to be grateful. And this is not about the part of your upbringing that requires you to say "thank you" to others for various things. We're talking about more often realizing how much you have, how lucky you are in a particular area, focusing on the things you have, not the things you lack. Think about it - maybe you have financial capabilities, maybe you have love in abundance, maybe you are surrounded by great people or are one of the lucky few who found their soul mate, maybe you have a sense of humor, different professional skills or are smart, maybe you have a roof over your head, a warm home or know how to enjoy delicious food. We all have something to be thankful for.

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