Resolutions- Hidden Self-growth strategies

“Don’t make resolutions without an action plan. The secret to success is right in your hands” – J. Allen Shaw

Everyone reflects on the year as the new year begins by setting resolutions. Resolutions are growth-oriented goals. It can be a step closer to self-development and self-love. Sticking to resolutions needs plenty of determination and willingness to go through the process of change. It will be tough in the start but as you take one day at a time you will see the progress within a few weeks. Remember not to quit as things get difficult and pain is a part of the change.

As we enter into 2021 we all should not only have one but each category resolution which will be a step closer to a new you who is stronger with the challenges you went through this year. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Hope is the way we can move forward in life rather than being stagnant and cribbing over the past.

“The new year stands before us, like a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.”- Melody Beattie, from the language of letting go

Resolutions can serve different purposes towards self-growth in the following ways:

1.Body –

Making a resolution which can be related to health which can include eating healthier, regularly exercising, gym, some other form of activity like dancing to be fit, improving on sleeping patterns. The food that we consume makes what we are and how our mind works. Remember in the end it is our body that will always be with us when people around us keep changing. 


Past year our mental health has been affected knowing or unknowingly manner. We need to find ways to get over anxiety and stress. Indulging in more time for meditation can improve to relieve the tension. Letting go of the toxicity which has plenty of side effects leading to over thinking or underestimating our self-worth. 

3.Soul –

A step closer to spirituality can nourish our soul. Searching for our soul this year to make an impact on the world. 2020 has been a year of reflections where we have connected more to God seeking guidance and help in difficult times. Having faith that things will fall in place and the bad phase does not last forever. Remember each day you are stronger than yesterday. Find a way to be grateful in our busy life to thank God to awaken our souls. 

4.Intellectual / Adventure–

Knowledge is like an ocean which only gets deeper the more we learn from it. Having one resolution dedicated to focus on learning one subject or activity which you have not done before but have always wanted to do can make you a little adventurous. It can be in form of reading more books or working towards fulfilling something on your bucket list. Write down the things to do since you might tend to get distracted and breaking the resolutions. 

5.Lifestyle –

We all have our types of struggles. Having a better work-life balance can be one of the resolutions which can have more family time. Building a good lifestyle can be in form of getting into a routine or habit which we all have something to work on ourselves. Getting the procrastination or laziness out of our life which creates negative energy. It is never too late to take control and create a routine towards maintaining better family relations. 

I would recommend that we should have one resolution from each of the above categories which will lead to self-growth. I think that we do not need to wait for the new year to have resolutions and should take each day as a new day to work on ourselves better. Do not be too hard on yourself and try to have small goals that are checkpoints to the long term resolution.

“New year is the glittering light to brighten the dream lined pathway of future.” – Munia Khan

Hope this article was helpful and informative. If you have any other recommendations which worked for you do mention in the comments section. Let us keep spreading positive vibes. Be healthy and safe. Stay tuned for a new post! 🙂

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