It’s January, and you know what that means… What are some New Year’s resolutions truck drivers can make?
New Year Resolutions Ideas for Truck Drivers
First, consider the “big picture.” What do you want out of life? Resolve to write down five specific goals, big or small, that you’d like to accomplish within the new year. They can be related to your job or to life in general. Writing down goals is a big deal. There’s something special about putting goals on paper that make them more “real” in your mind. Furthermore, take that list and post it somewhere you’ll see it every day, like on the bathroom mirror or on the fridge.
Next, when’s the last time you gave your truck a thorough cleaning? Resolve to either clean your truck yourself once a month this year or to have it professionally detailed once a month, depending on whether or not you want to pay someone else to clean it. Some drivers love cleaning their trucks, while others see it as a chore best avoided. If you’d rather avoid cleaning it, then hire someone professional to take care of the job, and get in the habit of making it weekly, monthly, or whatever you think best.
Also, resolve to have more fun this year. Life gets dull when it’s all work. There are little ways to break up the day to try new things, see new places, and take different roads just to mix it up. Perhaps there’s a restaurant you’ve been meaning to visit, but for whatever reason you haven’t yet… make trying new places to eat or sleep your priority. If you have friends and family in places you always drive through but never stop, this year could be the year you resolve to actually meet up with old friends and family for lunch or dinner, to rekindle the bonds. And if you like taking pictures, start an Instagram account online and take a picture a day to post of your travels.
Is this the year you get healthier? Truckers spend a lot of time sitting in one position. Therefore, this could be the year you actually go to the gym two or three times a week and work out. Find a buddy to go with you if you don’t think you’d go on your own. Use barbells, machines, ellipticals, and other equipment to challenge your body. This could be the year you start eating more leafy greens and less processed junk food. Oh, and here’s a big one: what about phasing out soda pop and instead switching to lots more water? That could help you lose some pounds, for sure.
Finally, resolve to get your paperwork in order this year. Come up with a better system so that you’ll be able to easily find your papers when you need them. From permits to receipts, everything needs its “place.” Rather than just have a bag full of papers with no order to them, utilize folders and boxes and such to streamline your paperwork.
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