It’s a new year, which means now is the perfect time to introduce a new you! The year 2022 is nearing, and it’s time to start thinking about your New Year’s resolutions.
Maybe you’ve had difficulty in the past keeping your New Year’s resolutions. However, you have another opportunity to try—and New Year’s Day is an excellent time to do so! If you’re looking for some inspiration, check out this list of 17 New Year’s resolutions. Whether you want to lose weight or learn to love yourself more, manage your money better, or strengthen your relationships with friends and family, you can choose from these 17 doable New Year resolution ideas.
Strive to exceed expectations and use this new year to pursue your dreams, whether it’s learning how to start a business or simply trying therapy for the first time to overcome a breakup. Whichever path you take, there are countless opportunities to live a happier and healthier life in the new year.
1. Begin a Journal
Keep a record of your thoughts, feelings, and dreams. There are numerous advantages to keeping a journal. It can aid in the reduction of anxiety, the creation of awareness, and the regulation of emotions. Furthermore, when you look back on it later in life, you’ll find it both humiliating and endearing.
2. Send Greeting Cards
Create joy in someone’s life by leaving them with a heartfelt note. You can even personalize greeting cards with your own artistry, fragrances, and even gifts!
If you want to make the gesture even more meaningful. I recommend acquiring some stamps and an address book. Consider how surprised they would be to get a beautiful greeting card from a loved one in the mail.
3. Make a Bucket List for Movies
Every year, there are a slew of films that you don’t want to miss out on seeing. Make a “bucket list” of all of the movies that you really want to watch that are coming out this year and put it on your calendar.
4. Take a Break from Social Media
It is possible to reduce the feelings of anxiety, wasted time, and procrastination that can be brought on by excessive browsing on social media if you take a break from it.
To make it more challenging, choose a day of the week, once a week, when you will not be able to access any social networking sites for the entire day.
5. Spend Less
Stop all non-essential expenditures for a day, a week, or a month. Effective use can help you save more.
6. DIY: Make Something Extraordinary
Getting started on that home improvement project you’ve been putting off is easier than ever in the new year. Doing something creative can be calming, fulfilling, and enjoyable!
7. Begin a Workout Challenge
Instead of rushing to sign up for a gym membership, think about how often you’ll actually use it. Particularly if you’re paying for it. Instead of going to the gym, why not just do it at home?
You may have a specific goal in mind, such as becoming more flexible or losing some belly fat. Concentrate on just one thing at a time. Starting a fitness challenge is a good way to get started. So many free online resources are available to help you achieve your individual physical goals.
For most challenges, you must complete a short workout every day for the entire month. It’s easy at the beginning, but as the days go on, the difficulty increases.
8. Every Month, Read a Book
Is it possible to read a book once a month for the next 12 months? Yes!
If you’d like to be recommended books to read, an Amazon Prime membership entitles you to receive an email at the start of each month with at least five suggestions. You have the option to purchase one of the five for free!
9. Increase Your Water Intake
The temptation to reach for coffee, soda, tea, or anything else sounds more exciting than plain water. Increased H20 consumption, on the other hand, is the key to radiant skin, a more balanced diet, improving the body’s ability to bounce back after a tough workout, and a slew of other benefits. Just to reiterate, increasing your water consumption is always a good New Year’s resolution to make.
For some individuals, the recommended eight glasses of water per day may seem excessive. But that is all it is: a recommendation. Why not make a more realistic aim of drinking at least one or two full bottle of water per day?
10. Schedule Your Appointments
How long has it been since your previous visit to the dentist? What about your most recent visit to your primary care physician? What about your dermatologist or OB/GYN? To avoid having to think about it, schedule your appointments at the start of the year and put them in your calendar right away.
11. Increase Your Vegetable Consumption
Although there are numerous health benefits to eating veggies, the majority of us do not choose to do so. So, if you can’t eat your vegetables, why not drink them?
The V8 brand’s “Healthy Greens” is one vegetable juice I recommend. It’s made out of a mix of green veggies with green apples added for sweetness.
12. Take More Walks
Walking is good for your health and happiness.
Walking 30 to 2 1/2 hours a day is suggested, but fitting that into an already hectic schedule can be difficult. Instead, once or twice a week, go for a stroll for at least an hour. Try to take in some different sights each time you go.
13. Schedule Your Car Washes on a Monthly Basis
Your automobile will always appear clean if you schedule regular car washing. The key is to plan things ahead of time and schedule them on your calendar so that you actually make time for them.
14. Make Time for Meditation
Mental health and wellbeing are just as critical as physical health, if not more so. In the new year, make a conscious effort to give your mind the same amount of TLC as you do your body. Calm, Headspace, and Liberate are all apps and programs that can assist you in getting started!
15. Visit a New Place
If you’ve been putting off your vacation plans, now is the time to start planning—or at least saving.
16. Consider Using Therapy
Everyone needs support from time to time. Even if you don’t feel like you’re stuck or going through anything major, finding a therapist can be extremely beneficial. There are a variety of options available, including phone therapy, virtual video calls, in-person therapy, and even text chat.
17. Cross Something Off Your Bucket List
What is something you’ve always wanted to accomplish but never had the time or money to attempt until now? Do it!
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