One of the ways disabled persons achieve the greatest happiness in life is by living as normally as possible despite the disadvantages they may face. They will often do whatever it takes to do perform the same functions and even achieve similar goals as those who are not limited in their abilities. In this light, from this recent list of Top 10 New Year Resolutions for Success and Happiness, the most popular propositions are just as easily accomplished by anyone regardless of the challenges they may have in life.
- Diet or eat healthy (71%)
- Exercise more (65%)
- Lose weight (54%)
- Save more and spend less (32%)
- Learn a new skill or hobby (26%)
- Quit Smoking (21%)
- Read more (17%)
- Find another or different job (16%)
- Drink less alcohol (15%)
- Spend more time with family and friends (13%)
For the first three new year resolutions, be sure to consult with your physician before starting any type of diet or exercise regime depending upon your unique conditions or circumstances. Together you’ll put together a program that will work best for you.
Saving Money and Spending Less
One of the easiest ways to save money is to sign up for an automatic withdrawal from your primary banking account for deposit into savings, retirement or another type of account. This way you’re saving money without even thinking about it and it happens regularly.
If you don’t already have one in place, set up a budget and stick to it to spend less money in the New Year. There are plenty of online options available to create one of these worksheets. Providers like NerdWallet suggest using the 50/30/20 rule where:
- 50% of income goes towards necessities
- 30% of earnings are meant for wants
- 20% of income goes into savings and debt reduction
Reduce your budget and spend less by trimming from the 30% category and limit items you want by sticking with more necessities.
Learn a New Skill or Hobby
Here the possibilities are practically endless and could include anything from reading more as suggested in the roster above to taking on a new crafting project or learning to play a musical instrument. But don’t limit your choices to sedentary activities as suggested in this list of hobbies as suggested in this roster from Very Well Health.
Quitting Smoking and Drinking Less Alcohol
Often these two unhealthy habits go hand in hand. Thus, quitting might make both tasks easier when combined for new year resolutions. As everyone who has attempted or successfully stopped drinking or smoking knows, making this transition is difficult at best.
Be sure to reach out for assistance and use resources available to help conquer these addictions. This is another avenue where your physician should be able to help you with medications to make quitting easier and therefore more successful in the long run.
Finding a New or Different Job
Sign up for automatic job postings that arrive in your email inbox at sites like Indeed to find a new or different source of employment. At this particular website, users have the ability to perform refined searches for job opportunities available in their area according to different parameters that meet your experience and skills. Upload your resume and you could have potential employers searching for you instead.
With a rise in the trend of more people telecommuting, working from home is becoming more popular than ever. Stay at home jobs are also available from many of these providers and your new line of employment could find you working in your pajamas from the comfort of your domicile.
If you’ve signed up to receive regular job updates, you’ve filled two needs with one deed when perusing these posts. With the world-wide-web available at nearly everyone’s fingertips, finding more content to read is easier than ever before. Perform a search online for “free novels to read now” and you’ll find a plethora of platforms offering these books at no charge. What an easy way to complete new year resolutions.
Spending More Time With Friends and Family
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From everyone here at AMS, here’s wishing you and yours the happiest and most prosperous New Year.