Remember the dance you always liked but never learned the steps or the dream you had as a child to learn how to play the piano that remained unfulfilled? Make the extra step on the trip you are planning and learn the language of the place you are visiting, by the time of your trip you may be fluent. It doesn’t really matter what you‘ll decide, just go for it!
Replace a bad habit with a good one
Maybe it is about time to quit smoking or stop spending so much time on your couch watching TV. Stop eating too much fast food and snacking non-stop, even when you’re not hungry. Start having breakfast every single day, go for a daily 30’ run either before or after work, start a book (and promise yourself you will finish it!) or meet your friends a little bit more often. It might be difficult in the beginning, but stick to it and remember that it is believed that 21 to 66 days are needed to create a habit.
Take 5’ for yourself every day
Before you go to bed turn off your phone and the TV and just breathe. Focus on your breathing and try to leave all your thoughts, especially the negative ones, on the side. You spend so many hours daily stressing and overthinking that you owe at least these 5 peaceful and relaxing minutes to yourself.
Do something good for society
Give some of the stuff you do not use to charity, go tree planting or just buy some of your new year’s gifts from charity and nonprofit organizations, you may even volunteer if you have enough free time. Become an active member of the society and do what you can to improve it.
Make a plan
Make a plan with all the things you want to achieve this year, not to pressure yourself, but to get organized and refer to it once a while to adjust or even change it. Don’t be overenthusiastic and start everything at once, one step at a time is enough. But most importantly: Start today!