Family New Year’s Resolutions can be an excellent way for families to bond and work together toward common goals. Even if you don’t typically create resolutions, creating plans to help you focus on your goals, achieve your dreams, and improve your quality of life can be very beneficial. Here are some Family New Year’s Resolutions that can be exciting and participatory for all.
New Year’s Resolutions Ideas for Families
Start a New Weekly Ritual – Something as simple as a “family movie night” or a “family game night” can be a ritual that all family members enjoy. Consider coming up with a new routine that everyone agrees on and will be realistic to fulfill.
Practice Kindness – Kindness is a state of intentional actions meant to be friendly, generous, and considerate. There are many ways to practice kindness. As a family, think of ways to do something kind together. Making cookies for a neighbor, volunteering, or taking clothes/toys/household goods that you no longer use to a local shelter, are all examples of kindness.
Start a Healthy or Safe Habit – Try to think of things that each family member can do to help create a healthier or safer lifestyle. Cutting back on sweets, exercising, not texting while driving, and spending time outside are examples of habits that can help keep the family healthy and safe.
Eat Meals Together – It’s not always easy to find the time to eat meals together regularly, so even if you can’t do this daily, you might be able to set a goal of eating together on specific days each week. For example, you might say that every Sunday and Tuesday is “family dinner night.
Tips to help achieve Family New Year’s Resolutions:
- Create goals that genuinely matter to your family rather than those that you think will impress others.
- Make sure your goals are realistic. Consider the time and resources that it will take to achieve your ultimate goals.
- Hold regular family meetings or huddles to discuss the progress of your goals. Give everyone the opportunity to speak up and try to keep the discussions encouraging rather than reprimanding.
- Don’t give up. If you find yourself going backward versus forward in achieving your goal, consider adjusting your plan to help you get back on track.
Finally, it’s important to remember that your future is brimming with possibilities. Along with creating opportunities to bond and reconnect, New Year’s Resolutions can be a great way to help your family achieve the things in life that matter the most to you.