The topic of conversation at every New Year’s Party is always, “What resolution did you make?” The tradition is that every New Year’s Eve we make resolutions to improve our lives. Technically, we’re supposed to maintain those resolutions for the entire year but they have a tendency to “fall out.” The most popular resolution is to “get into shape.” But there are a lot more resolutions we could make and not just on New Year’s Eve. Consider adding these changes to your resolution portfolio:

Going with Your Gut

How many times have you made the wrong decision about something even though you knew the right decision? Any time you are faced with a choice you’ll experience that “gut instinct” as to which direction to go. It could be with what job to take, what car to buy or even with what to order for lunch. Your resolution should be to follow that first instinct and don’t let doubt get in your way. Call it being more decisive but it can have a huge impact on your entire life and is a very easy resolution to follow.

Do It Now

What is the “it” referred to in this resolution? That would be anything you’re procrastinating about. It could be cleaning your bathroom, taking out the garbage or calling up a long-lost friend you found on Facebook. Time is a very precious commodity and it shouldn’t be wasted. That’s why you want to knock off whatever is on your to-do list the moment “it” appears on that list. This is the perfect resolution that makes you feel good at the end of the day because you’ll be able to say, “At least I got it done.”

Let It Go

Here the “it” would be the thing that you need to forgive and forget. If you’re holding a grudge against someone, then it is time to let it go. Don’t expect them to change or be grateful. Just adjust your thinking so that you’re not obsessing over this “wrong.” Yes, that even includes the person who cut you off in traffic this morning. Letting it go can be extremely uplifting.

Learn Something New

Learning something new is a great resolution to keep. It’s another easy one to follow as well. Next time you go by a magazine rack, pick up an issue on a topic you know nothing about. This doesn’t mean you have to take up new hobby or go back to school but when you expose yourself to something new it’s great for the brain. Of course, if you want to take a cooking class or learn a second language, then go for it. Imagine where you’ll be this time next year after all that “studying!”