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Start the New Year Off Right With These Guided Writing Prompts

The New Year is a time for reflection and new beginnings. Why not try guided writing prompts if you want to start your resolutions early? This blog post will provide you with a list of 60 prompts to help you get in the right frame of mind to start the year. Whether you want to set personal goals or focus on your professional life, these prompts will help you get organized and motivated!

60 New Year’s Resolution Writing Prompts

  1. I’ll start my day with a good breakfast.
  2. I’ll be more organized at work and keep all my tasks in a planner.
  3. I’ll learn a new skill.
  4. I’ll spend less time on social media and more time with real-life people, especially family members and friends who live far away from me.
  5. I’ll be more mindful of how I speak.
  6. I’ll take more time for myself.
  7. I’ll be more patient with others.
  8. I’ll stop being distracted by my phone or computer when I’m with friends or family.
  9. I’ll try new things and meet new people.
  10. I’ll manage my time better.
  11. I’ll not let fears stop me from trying something new, even if it’s uncomfortable at first!
  12. I’ll try to be more honest.
  13. I’ll listen to others’ stories better.
  14. I’ll take more time for myself, even if it’s just a short walk each day, and I’ll look for the beauty in the little things around me.
  15. I’ll make a new friend.
  16. I’ll write in a journal every day.
  17. I’ll try something new every month.
  18. I’ll learn to play an instrument.
  19. I’ll read more books than I did last year.
  20. I’ll take more photos and upload them to Instagram weekly.
  21. I’ll meditate for at least 10 minutes daily and start each morning with affirmations or positive thoughts about the day ahead.
  22. I’ll be more flexible and open to change.
  23. I’ll give back this year by volunteering at an animal shelter or soup kitchen every month!
  24. I’ll get fit and healthy by exercising at least three times a week and eating healthier!
  25. I’ll learn more about the world around me by reading more books about history, science, etc.!
  26. I’ll spend more time with my family this year!
  27. I’ll travel more often this year – even if it’s just a weekend trip somewhere nearby!
  28. I’m going to learn to play an instrument (maybe a guitar or piano)! Or at least take lessons to play one of those instruments!
  29. I’m going to stop procrastinating.
  30. I’ll stop eating junk food at work.
  31. I’ll stop blaming the world for my problems.
  32. I’ll stop drinking coffee and drink tea instead.
  33. I’ll stop comparing myself to others and just be myself!
  34. I’ll get out of my comfort zone and try new things!
  35. I’ll learn to speak a different language.
  36. I’ll get a new job that makes me happy!
  37. I’ll be more patient.
  38. I’ll be less of a perfectionist.
  39. I’ll be more open-minded.
  40. This year I’ll learn how to cook.
  41. I’ll take better care of my health.
  42. I’ll lose weight.
  43. I’ll take care of my mental health by taking care of myself and seeking help when necessary.
  44. I’ll stop judging people based on their appearance.
  45. I’ll be honest with my partner about the things that bother me instead of hiding them inside.
  46. I’ll not let fear stop me from doing what I love.
  47. I’ll smile and laugh more often.
  48. I’ll be more adventurous.
  49. I’ll quit smoking.
  50. I’ll try not to let other people’s opinions influence me as much as they’ve lately (especially those who know nothing about me!).
  51. I’ll set more boundaries for myself.
  52. I will stop getting angry about the same things every day and not just let them wash over me.
  53. I’ll say “yes” more often.
  54. I’ll say “no” more often.
  55. I’m going to be more environmentally conscious.
  56. I’ll start using a calendar to keep track of my schedule.
  57. I’ll get up earlier in the morning.
  58. I’ll go to bed earlier at night.
  59. This year, I’ll stop waiting for something to happen (e.g., opportunities) and take it into my own hands!
  60. I’ll go outside more often

How to Make Realistic New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions are a great way to start the year off right, but they can also lead to disappointment and feelings of failure. If you’re looking for tips on how to make realistic New Year’s resolutions, this article is for you.

  • The first mistake people often make with their New Year’s resolutions is setting them too high. They want to lose 20 pounds in three weeks or run a marathon in a month. Setting unrealistic goals can lead you to the wrong path before realizing what’s happening.
  • Another mistake people make with their New Year’s resolutions is that they don’t plan for anything that could go wrong. For example, if you’re training for your first half marathon, you may have every intention of running it without any problems. But then an accident on race day happens, which changes your plans and causes you to miss your time goal but also causes you to be in pain because you didn’t have time to warm up properly beforehand!
  • The third mistake I’ve observed in people’s New Year’s resolutions is that they try too many things at once, so they get bogged down. And so they’ve no chance of succeeding.

Resolutions Should Be Small Things That Are Easy to Achieve

They should be things you can do right away. They don’t take time to prepare or anything like that.

So if you want to make a resolution for this year, here’s what I recommend:

Write Down What You Want to Change About Yourself, Your Life, or Your Health

If that’s hard for you, go back to step 2 and list all the things in life that make you happy (or sad). Then look at your list and think about which ones might be related to your problem area (in this case, food). If things on your list aren’t directly related to food but might help you with other aspects of your life (like exercise), write those down, too. And then, pick the top three things on your list that seem most important and realistic to you right now.