1. Take more risks.
Step outside your comfort zone and challenge yourself, i.e. learn something new, change jobs, move, skydive, go to Europe alone. Do something you’ve always wanted to do but didn’t have the nerve.
2. Promise to set boundaries.
With people who drain your time and energy – family, friends, people you may feel sorry for. Relationships need to be give and take. When they aren’t, they drain you and take away time you need for your own happiness and your true friends.
3. Communicate and speak your mind more often.
Whether it’s the waiter who was rude to you, issues you have with your mate or someone you’re dating, or something you need to get off your chest with a friend, stop holding back.
4. Revisit your priorities.
What is most important to you in your life right now – work, family, fun, home, health, husband/wife/lover, education, children, etc.? Whatever it is, be sure that your actions show that and that you’re living your life accordingly.
5. Make joint resolutions with people you care about.
Your mate, children, family or friends, such as, “Let’s promise that we’ll go out more this year,” OR “Let’s promise to always try to resolve our fights by the end of each weekend.”
6. Nurture yourself more.
Promise to make yourself happier by self-nurturing, i.e. massages, buying yourself flowers, make your bedroom more cozy, pick up a great book, a CD, a special coffee, your favorite wine, a special wine glass, or sexy lingerie.
7. Do more things you enjoy this year.
Sing, dance, take a cooking class, ski more days, have more parties, become a Big Sister/Brother, read more romance novels.