As the new year rolls in, we often begin thinking about our lives and what we can do to improve them. We make new years resolutions which some achieve, and even more never do. New Years resolutions are a tradition, a promise to shed our old layers and bring in the new year making the conscious decision to have different habits and act in different ways.
If you know yourself, and if you are someone who finds it hard to achieve your new years resolutions, you are not alone. However, many people try to go about setting New Years resolutions in a less-than-ideal way. There are ways that you can set new years resolutions that will have you feeling accomplished, proud of yourself, and like a new and improved version of yourself.
First, you must decide on resolutions that go in steps. For example, don’t just decide to go to the gym if you’ve not been working out for a long time. Decide to start stretching every day and taking walks. Eventually, if you stick with it, you may decide at that point to go to the gym since you are feeling more active and are looking for the next challenge.
If you are going to make a New Years resolution, decide on something that will work toward your overall goal, but that will not require a big time or energy commitment, and that will still have a big impact on changing your habits overall.
Here are 38 New Years resolutions that are all achievable, that will make you feel accomplished, and which can eventually lead to your transformation.
If You Have Not Worked Out For Awhile
- Commit to 100 jumping jacks per day
- Stretch and take a walk every day
- Do beginning yoga every day
- Do 50 squats every day
- Dance in your living room to music you like every day
- Hula Hoop every day
- Jump rope every day
If You Want to Improve Your Diet
- Increase your vegetable and fruit intake by 1 serving
- Cut out sugar from your coffee and go to splenda (or other healthy sugar alternative)
- Decrease your caffeine intake (though a small amount of caffeine can be helpful)
- Read one recipe per day
- Cook one new recipe per week
- Replace one high-calorie food with a smaller and more nutritious replacement one time per day
If You Want to Increase Your Relationships with Family and Friends
- Eat at the table together if you typically eat in separate rooms
- Say I love you every day to someone
- Ask someone how their day’s been every day
- Ask someone a ‘get to know you’ question every day
- Call someone every day instead of texting
- Learn everyone’s birthdays that you care about
- Offer to help someone with something every day
- Do a chore you didn’t do before every day
- Encourage someone every day
- Volunteer once per month in the community
If You Want to Work toward Success in Your Career
- Create a development plan
- Read one article per day about something relating to your industry
- Find a mentor and actually talk to them about your development
- Take a short course relating to your industry
- Go to three conventions that year with others in your industry
- Give back to the community by volunteering once per month that year
- If going to school, increase your study time by 15 minutes every day
If You Want to Work toward Self Care
- Do your nails once per week
- Take a relaxing bath once per week
- Shave every few days
- Use a face mask at least once per week
- Meditate for 10 minutes every day
- Work on a hobby you love but usually don’t have time for, for 10 minutes every day
- Stop washing your hair with shampoo every day and do it every other day (if this is something that you feel needs to change to have more hydrated hair)
- Put nice-smelling and hydrating lotion on every day.
I hope these suggestions are helpful to you, and I know I’m going to be dedicating myself to some of them for sure. If you enjoyed this post, please share with your friends!
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