2. To Spend More Time with Family
This is certainly a noble and amicable resolution for anyone, but there will likely be behaviours and obstacles getting in the way of your ability to see it through. “Having ‘more time’ to spend with loved ones unfortunately comes down to logistics and priorities, which are changing constantly as the time available in our schedule changes,” says life coach Jennifer Horton, MS. “So promising that you’ll miraculously have more time available to designate to your family come January 1 is not really fair to yourself or your loved ones.” Instead, take the time to assess and evaluate your life from an outside perspective. Based on how you spend your time, what is obviously important to you? Determine your true priorities—whether they match how you’re spending your time or not—and devise ways to devote time and attention to pursuing them. Delegate those time wasters that eat up valuable time, even if that means hiring people to take over tasks such as housekeeping and yard work that distract from your chosen priorities. Even an hour or two per week can dramatically add time to your schedule to focus on more important things.