Top 10 things you need when it comes to setting resolutions for love
January 02, 2021
The start of a calendar year triggers reflection and resolutions from the masses, and it should. Periods for resolution and change happen regularly throughout the year, but the blank slate feeling that the new year brings is like no other.

When it comes to setting resolutions for the love you may not know where to start. Listed below are our top 10 things to do to help make this year your best love year yet! 

  1. Create a series of goals
    Breaking any resolution down into bite-sized mini-goals that are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timed increases your potential for success.
  2. Be kind to yourself. 
    This is essential when it comes to attracting love and loving relationships. Despite our best efforts, no one is perfect. Make a resolution to practice self-compassion this year. 
  3. Maintain positivity
    By now you are well aware that bad dates happen. Regardless of the mismatches or less than satisfying experiences, it’s important to maintain an optimistic attitude on your quest for love. 
  4. Be honest about your feelings
    You’ll be happier if you communicate and speak honestly when upset or bothered. When implemented properly and respectfully, this resolution will improve any type of relationship.
  5. Enjoy the process of love
    Try not to put so much pressure on yourself. Regardless of your age or relationship history, dating (although nerve-wracking) should be an exciting and enjoyable process. Loosen up and have fun! 
  6. Practice Kindness
    Grand gestures are wonderful, but simple acts of kindness really do go a long way. Resolve to practice kind, selfless habits daily. 
  7. Keep an open mind
    The potential love of your life may not be exactly what you expect. Don't let those preconceived expectations keep your heart from fully committing to the journey of love. 
  8. Don’t waste your time
    Try not to waste too much time on a potential match just because they look good on paper. Being nice or attractive doesn't mean they're necessarily the right match for you. Don't drag out a relationship because you don't want to hurt someone's feelings, or because they're eye-candy. 
  9. Practice Empathy
    Frustrating moments are inevitable, but this year will be different.  Your resolution to practice empathy will help control your temper and develop an understanding, loving perspective. Having greater empathy will help you shift out of habits that generate resentment so you can then create a deeper connection with your potential love.
  10. Do what makes you happy
    To grow stronger in a relationship, you need to work on yourself first. Doing something as simple as running or shopping with your friends, can turn out to be a significant mood and confidence booster. 

 

If you want to have a year of love like never before, it will require honesty, self-evaluation, and confidence to venture outside of your comfort zone. I truly believe the best relationships are the ones where individuals put effort into them. As with anything in life, the results you attain are directly linked to the effort you put in. Love is not only possible but with these resolutions, it is within reach.

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