9 New Years Resolutions Everyone Should Have

9 New Years Resolutions Everyone Should Have

Let's hope we can keep them.

Christmas has passed and we only have roughly a week until the new year; and as we reflect on all the things we did or accomplished this year, we are also thinking about what we want to do in the new year. New Year’s resolutions, whether big or small, are things almost everyone participates in. Unfortunately, we don’t keep all of our resolutions, but even keeping to one makes us feel some form of accomplishment. Here are some resolutions to make this year.

1. Save more money.

After bills and rent, send half of your spending money to your savings account. It’s a good trick to saving your cash.

2. Try something new.

Try foods you’ve never had before, try watching a show you wouldn’t normally watch, do something you wouldn’t normally do. You could try something small, big, or gradually work your way up.

3. Learn to do something new.

You could learn how to knit, learn to draw, or you could take classes to earn certifications in your work field. There are all sorts of possibilities.

4. Write more.

Writing is a good way to relieve stress and to let out your frustrations. So if you choose to do creative writings or just write about your day, make it a goal to write more.

5. Buy a car.

Be able to afford to by your own car and not one someone gave you.

6. Complete the 2018 reading challenge.

Who wouldn’t want to read that many books? This sounds more like a dream come true.

7. Don’t stay up as late.

Try to not to stay up until 3:00 - 4:00 a.m. anymore.

8. Get up earlier.

This should be easier if you don’t stay up as late.

9. Don’t procrastinate.

This is the ultimate goal for the year, and the resolution we probably won’t keep.

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Getting warm under a blanket is great, but getting warm under a warm blanket is greater.

2. Slippers

Cold feet are the worst, especially in the winter. Walking around your house with some slippers on will make you feel a lot happier.

3. Cabin socks

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4. Hot water bottle

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5. Big scarf

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6. Fleece leggings

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7. Foot warmer

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Seven New Year’s Resolutions That You Might Actually Be Able To Keep

Make your New Year's Resolution something that's realistic for the lifestyle you live.

We all know those New Year’s Resolutions that seem super attainable but turn out not to be. We keep up with them for about a week, but then fall off the routine, abandon our goals and return to our old habits and lifestyles. But, I think I have a few New Year’s Resolutions that might be easier to keep up with.

1. Exercise three days a week.

Working out everyday can be challenging if you have a full time job or are a student but, every other day can be easier to fit into your schedule. Plus, studies have shown that exercise is more effective if it’s stretched out over the week, giving your body time to recover before your next workout.

2. Power off your devices before bed.

Power off your devices 1 hour to 30 minutes before bed. Find a new book to read or start keeping a journal, or find some other way to wind down before bed other than using your laptop or cell phone.

3. Bring your own lunch more often.

If you eat out often, cut it down by a day or two and bring your own lunch. Pick up some tupperware storage containers at the store and put your leftovers in them and take them to work with you for an easy, cheaper lunch.

4. Add more fruits and veggies to your meals.

A good way to make your meals healthier is to think to add more color to your plate. It’s a simple way to make your meals healthier without always thinking about how many calories you’re taking in.

5. Stop revolving around your smartphone.

You miss out on a lot of things when you're on your phone during family gatherings and events. So make a rule with yourself to either power off those devices or put them on silent so you’re not always looking at them.

6. Try something new.

Try something new once a week or maybe once a month if that’s easier. Whether it’s a new activity or a new restaurant or a new style of clothing, take a step out of your comfort zone and try something new!

7. Take some time for yourself.

Everyone needs some “me time” and we don’t always take time for ourselves so scheduling it may be needed. Catch up on your reading list, get a manicure or a pedicure, or watch that movie you’ve always wanted to see.

All in all make your New Year's Resolution something that's realistic for the lifestyle you live, something that you can stick to, and something that makes you happy. In life, do the things that make you happy, not the things people or society says you should do. I hope everyone has a happy New Year and let's make this year better than the last! Cheers to 2018!!

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