A lot of us probably spent most of last week ploughing through emails, cleaning out the coffee machine from two weeks ago and trying to remember where the time went over the festive season. Now it’s Monday morning and hopefully we feel refreshed and ready to begin again properly. To kick things off here is Turbine’s round up of some of the more unusual and useful New Year’s resolutions from the web for 2013:
- Ten Resolutions The Most Successful People Make And Then Keep. Why worry about coming up with your own resolutions when you can follow in the footsteps of those who have been there and actually done it? I particularly like #1 Spend more time on the not-to-do list.
- Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Small Business Owners. Ok, I know strictly speaking this is a post for 2012, but the resolutions are just as useful for 2013. #3 ‘Go local’ is especially pertinent as technology finds ever more inventive ways to interact with our physical environment.
- New Year’s Resolutions From the Design Community. Whilst the resolutions themselves may not all be the most original that we have come across, the way they are presented definitely is. Making something beautiful certainly makes it more inspiring, which is particularly helpful when it comes to resolutions.
- 15 literary resolutions for 2013. An article from the Harvard Business Review declared last year, “for those who want to lead, read.” Following that idea, this set of resolutions is gathered from some “bookish types”. Personally, I intend to start keeping a record of the books I read, and what I think about them as suggested by C. Max Magee, founder of The Millions; “you end up with a little literary diary that marks your year by the books you read.” A lovely idea.
Turbine wishes you a happy, productive and exciting 2013!