One of my New Years Resolutions is to get my blogs out on time. And to prove this point, here I am posting about New Year's resolutions on the 10th of January…not a great start lol. I came across a great blog by Amanda Zantal-Wiener and it inspired me to share some of what she had to say along with my insight Over the next few weeks, I am going to share 7 easy resolutions you can do that do not involve the gym or a fad diet.
We suspect it has something to do with the nature of the resolutions themselves -- which seem, to somewhat be evolving. Last year, for instance, according to a study by the University of Scranton's Journal of Clinical Psychology, the top 10 resolutions of 2018 included things like losing weight and falling in love.
And while this year's top 10 resolutions, according to a survey conducted by the Statistic Brain Research Institute, are similar -- "self-improvements," "find the love of my life" – there was a new one on the list: "Learn something new on my own."
Why do we love that resolution so much? Because it's something that can help you become better at what you do every day.
That's the challenge … to come up with and stick to New Year's resolutions -- things that will make you more creative, productive, and generally more content.
Short on ideas? I have 7 that I will be sharing over the next few weeks, and here is #1
1. Designate an electronics-free zone.
Our bodies are smarter than you might think. They're trained to respond to light and dark, which according to the National Sleep Foundation send us important signals, like the time of day. Those signals also aid our bodies in adjusting our circadian rhythms -- that's the handy 24-hour physiological cycle that helps us fall asleep at night and wake up in the morning.
All of that is pretty cool ... until screens are added to the equation. Our brains recognize the brightness from phones, computer monitors, and even TVs as external light, which sends the signal that we should be awake. That's why it's harder for so many of us to fall asleep when we are exposed to too much screen time at night. The verdict? Put the devices down before bed.