20 Simple, Attainable New Year's Resolutions That Anybody Can Stick To
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20 Simple, Attainable New Year's Resolutions That Anybody Can Stick To

Because I'm tired of hearing people say they're going to work out more or eat better in 2017

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20 Simple, Attainable New Year's Resolutions That Anybody Can Stick To
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Ah yes, it's almost New Year's, which means two things: sparkly dresses are being purchased and new year's resolutions are being made. I've made my fair share of new year's resolutions. I mean, new year, new me, am I right? But I always find myself giving up after a few days or weeks. My resolution is either too vague (work out more, eat healthier!) or too unrealistic (work out everyday, completely cut out fast food). While those all may be great resolutions that sound impressive when you tell people, they didn't fit with my lifestyle. Just because the clock turned 12:00 doesn't mean that I suddenly hate chicken nuggets or feel the need to run on a treadmill everyday. You may be different, ready to change, and January 1st is a prime time to do it. But for those like me, smaller, more attainable resolutions are the best bet. Here are 20 simple new year's resolutions that can make you happier and healthier in 2017. For best results, take an idea and make it specific to your lifestyle and time frame.


1. Drink more water

2. Add lemon or mint to your water

3. Stop biting your nails (lips, cuticles, etc.)

4. Buy a calendar (and use it)

5. Buy a pair of warm gloves or mittens

6. Keep a running total of how much money you spend on liquor/cigarettes

7. Call your mom more

8. Call your dad more

9. Do something crafty

10. Read a book/magazine/newspaper/whatever once a week

11. Consider doing a few random acts of kindness

12. Get a plant

13. Download new music on your phone, including songs/artists you may not have considered listening to before

14. Plan a trip for the spring so you have something to get you through the winter

15. Eat breakfast, even if it's just a smoothie or piece of fruit

16. Really try to listen when people talk to you

17. Buy a few pairs of wool socks

18. Get a piggy bank and put a few dollars away everyday (pro tip: use this money to pay for that trip in the spring!)

19. Schedule some alone time every now and again

20. Give at least one compliment a day

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