Start your 2023 right with these 5 New Year’s Resolutions

Many Filipinos have made it a tradition to make new year’s resolutions as they enter a new year, where they look forward to changing personal aspects and achieving things.

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There are many things you can choose to work on; if you’re having trouble deciding what kind of goals to create for yourself, here are five inspiring New Year’s resolution ideas to empower you in 2023.

1. Healthier Living

Getting in shape is among the most well-liked New Year’s resolutions, and there’s a solid reason for that: health is crucial! Start out modestly if you’re not used to exercising by resolving to go for a daily stroll across your neighborhood. Simply be sure you move your body and exercise every day, whatever you do.

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You can also add the idea of having a healthier diet, as getting in shape and eating healthfully go hand in hand. Start with simple dietary adjustments, such as consuming more fruits and vegetables and fewer processed meals. You can gradually introduce more significant adjustments, such as making all your meals from scratch or quitting meat completely.

2. Less Utang, Bawas Gastos

Tired of having to live through your days from paycheck to paycheck? Now’s the time to change that and start making the right decisions about money! Taking charge of your life by making sensible financial decisions will truly liberate you from financial insecurity.

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If you’re not used to saving money, start out modestly by allocating a fixed amount into a savings account or piggy bank each month. You can start investing your money in stocks, funds, or other long-term assets once you’ve accumulated some savings. The secret is to remain conscious of your spending and to never lose sight of your financial objectives.

3. Spending More Time with Family and Friends

Spending quality time with loved ones is a frequently undervalued but essential aspect of living a happy and full life. If you find that you are too busy to socialize, try organizing one night each week for a family game night at home with your kids or partner.

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You can also go on a movie night or camping adventure with friends. When it’s not possible to meet up in person, you can utilize social media tools like Skype or Zoom to stay in touch with distant family members. What’s important is that you are able to give some of your time to your loved ones to keep the connection and bond together.

4. Less Chismis

Every interaction with another person has an effect on you, either enhancing or reducing your value. But somehow, along the way, you’ll inevitably hear some chismis, one way or another. Whether it’s between friends, family, or coworkers, chismis or gossip is a harmful kind of communication that may destroy any kind of connection.

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Bottom line: Gossiping is nasty, hurtful, and damaging behavior that has to stop. In addition to that most people are unaware of the emotional harm they are doing to themselves on the inside. So, instead of focusing on gossip, why not pay attention to things that would benefit you more, right?

5. Enjoy Life More and Have a Positive Mindset

Have you ever heard the phrase “YOLO”? It means “you only live once,” which is both sad and accurate. This suggests that since we only have one life to live, we should make the most of it. Go tell your crush that you like him/her, pick up some new knowledge, and embark on the journey you’ve always wanted to have!

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Having this resolution has the benefit of being a necessary first step in becoming a happier person. To enjoy life more, choose to do exciting, risky things you haven’t done before.

As we approach 2023, we sincerely hope that these motivational New Year’s resolution ideas have inspired and empowered you. Whatever goals you decide to set for yourself this year, keep in mind that the most important thing is to go forward slowly.

Long-lasting change doesn’t happen overnight, but if we concentrate on getting better every day, we’ll see results before we know it! Wishing everyone a wonderful new year ahead!

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Ram Mancelita
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