Skip the one about losing weight: Make meaningful New Year’s Resolutions

If everybody kept their new year’s resolutions, we’d all be thin, fit and successful.

This year, rather than opting for the same-old-same-old, several Christian websites have suggestions for resolutions that might prove more meaningful for you. suggests five resolutions:


  1. Take it easy. explains: “Give yourself a break from unnecessary stresses by slowing down. Forget running errands all day on your Saturdays. Instead, give yourself the gift of a leisurely walk, a Sunday night movie, or an afternoon spent gardening.”
  2. Read the Bible.
  3. Go gadget free on Sundays.
  4. Remove negative elements.
  5. Add positive energy – people, hobbies or places.


The suggested 10 resolution. Here are five:


  1. Resolve to watch your language.
  2. Prevent burnout by putting aside work one day a week.
  3. Talk to your parents on a regular basis.
  4. Be angry less.
  5. Resolve to be content with what you have, and not worry about that others are amassing.


These resolutions were suggested for Christian teens from, but they could apply to anyone:


  1. Improve your prayer life. Author Kelli Mahoney suggests: “Start off giving five minutes to God. Then maybe try adding another five minutes. Soon you’ll find that you’ll start going to God more often and for more things. Don’t worry about what to talk to Him about, just talk. You’ll be amazed by the results.”
  2. Get involved in church.
  3. Go on a mission.
  4. Bring someone to church.
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