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Setting Sail into 2024: Your Guide to New Year’s Resolution

BY: Neighbors’ Consejo|

Embrace the promise of a new beginning as we stand at the threshold of a brand-new year. The arrival of the New Year brings with it an opportunity for self-reflection and personal growth. In this article, we look into the time-honored tradition of 2024 resolutions, exploring the art of setting meaningful goals that inspire positive change.

According to Eli Straw [1] , a psychology consultant and mental game coach, “the reason we set goals is to provide direction and purpose in life. Without them, our lives can seem pointless. By setting goals, we ensure ourselves a certain level of motivation and desire each day.”

Additionally, Positive Psychology [2]  affirms, “goals also help align your focus and promote a sense of self-mastery. In the end, you can’t imagine what you don’t measure, and you can’t improve upon something that you don’t properly manage. Setting goals can help you do all of that and more.”

And, if we talked about how goals and mental health are related… According to Charlie Health [3] , “by working towards these mental health goals, people experience a sense of accomplishment and empowerment, boosting their self-confidence and motivation to continue their efforts. Setting and accomplishing mental health goals provides tangible evidence of growth and improvement. This, in turn, reinforces a positive mindset and fosters optimism, even during challenging times.”

How to set goals [4] ?

  1. Think about the results you want to see
  2. Create SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, time-bound) goals
  3. Write your goals down
  4. Create an action plan
  5. Create a timeline
  6. Take action
  7. Reevaluate and assess your progress

As we draw the curtains on our exploration of New Year’s resolutions for 2024, we are reminded that the path to self-improvement is a journey filled with both challenges and triumphs. The resolutions we have crafted are not mere aspirations; they are declarations of our commitment to growth, resilience, and positive change. Happy New Year and may your resolutions pave the way for a truly remarkable 2024!






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