How will you improve yourself to receive the new year?
With the start of a new year, it’s natural to take stock of your life and see how it can improve. Sure, you could go with one of the classic resolutions, like eating healthier, exercising regularly, or saving more money than usual.
But with all the technology at our disposal, it’s easy to get creative with resolutions and choose something more unique. Why not try one of these?
Learn a new skill with online resources
Instead of using your laptop to play games or enjoy another episode of your favorite TV show, why not use it to learn a new skill through Skillshare? If you don’t know what Skillshare is, it is a service that hosts unique classes taught by qualified teachers. You can explore live classes and workshops to choose from a wide range of topics, including personal development, creative fine art endeavors, business analysis, leadership, and more.
start a side hustle
Then, with your newly learned skills, or the skills you already have, you can start a side job to earn a little extra money. The key to a successful side hustle is to identify what you’re already good at and see how you can use those talents to your advantage. You can use an app to find side jobs or try diving into freelance website design, technical writing, or sharing your tips and experiences on YouTube or Twitch.
You can also go for a more personal resolution, such as using your laptop, smartphone, smart speaker, etc. to stay in better contact with your loved ones. Schedule a weekly video call with a friend, or plan to celebrate family birthdays virtually via Zoom if everyone lives too far away to meet in person.
Reduce your screen time
Perhaps you have noticed that you spend too much time in front of the screens and you want to change that. From staring at a smartphone all day, watching the news on TV in the morning, staring at a computer screen at work, watching a show on Netflix at night, or playing a video game to relax, screens are incredibly present in our lives. Try to go a screen-free day, or at the very least, try to consciously minimize your screen use, and see how you feel!
What resolution are you committing to this year?
Of these four resolutions for the new year, which do you find most attractive? Or, if something sparked a different idea, feel free to reply with your unique answer! Other people may want to make the same resolution as you.