Ditch the Resolutions for New Year Values

January 10, 2024
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The start of a new year can often bring about feelings of excitement and anticipation for what’s to come. However, we are also frequently bombarded with messages on social media that urge us to set resolutions and goals, which ultimately leaves us feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed.

Don’t set unrealistic goals, instead take a step back and evaluate the things that are not serving you. Begin by reflecting on what your core values are, you can take steps to align your actions and make positive changes that will benefit your overall wellbeing.

Take these questions as a start to your values journey.


  1. What were your highlights of 2023? Who were the people who made it special, what were the experiences that meant most to you?
  2. Write a letter to yourself including a positive message for the year ahead. What advice or direction will help you stick to your values?
  3. What were the values I upheld during 2023? Did you learn anything new about yourself, your relationships, or how you wish to show up in the world?
  4. In 2024 how can you continue to step toward your values, even when life gets in the way? Are there people, places, or routines that can help you stay committed to myself?
  5. What would it feel like this time next year to have stayed true to yourself and continue to focus on what matters to you? What might you be reflecting on in a year?

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