Realistic New Years Resolutions
Start writing a post

Realistic New Years Resolutions

Resoultions you can actually stick to this year

Realistic New Years Resolutions

It's that time of year where everyone is making resolutions for the New Year. Let's hope 2017 is better than 2016: no more dead gorillas or violence in the streets...and political drama needs to chill out. Now while you can always make the resolution to lose weight, you may not stick to it. Here are a few realistic resolutions anyone can make!

1. Relax

I'm sure you can agree 2016 was very stressful. Find some ways to relax whenever you get anxious in 2017. Take a warm bath, add bath salts or a bath bomb. Not only will your bath water look pretty, your skin will feel great and smell good, too! I meditate whenever I'm feeling stressed. I even do it when I'm sick! I started here. You can choose to meditate for as long as you want using different settings on the app. Of course, you can always go exercise; it's not only a good way to relieve stress but get in shape, too. Try a yoga class. Take a vacation. Take a nap. Have a class of wine.

2. Drink more water

Drinking your daily water intake can improve your life tremendously. Our bodies thrive off of water and drinking it can prevent sicknesses like colds and even more serious ones like migraines and kidney stones. It will also give you clear skin and regulate your body's temperature and metabolism. There is even a cool, new way to make sure you drink more water: fancy water bottles (like the ones pictured below). Check Pinterest for water challenges and more ideas on how to increase your intake.

3. Save money

Everyone wants to save more money. Rent and bills come up every month and money can get tight. One step is to only buy what you need. Do you have a bunch of old clothes? Take them to a consignment shop and you can get a few bucks for the clothing they take. Have a garage sale. Facebook has many "buy and sell" groups, so try selling stuff on there, too. I'm selling my old homecoming and prom dresses. A second job is another option; you could be an Uber or Lyft driver, or offer to babysit...maybe mow lawns more often. There's also taking surveys, reviewing products, studies and donating blood. Save your money and you'll be looking like Donald Duck in no time!

4. Put away the electronics

Spend too much time scrolling through social media? Put the phone away. When you're attached to your phone you miss out on opportunities to hangout with your family and friends. Challenge yourself to not touch your phone during dinner. Your family and friends will appreciate you listening. Don't be on it before bed time either. This will help you go to sleep sooner and will help reduce strain your eyes. If you need to, you can always put your phone in "jail".

5. Contact your family and friends more

Family is so important. You never know when you'll talk to them for the last time. Make time for them and let them know how much you appreciate them. Just a phone call is good.

Happy Holidays and have a happy New Year!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less
a man and a woman sitting on the beach in front of the sunset

Whether you met your new love interest online, through mutual friends, or another way entirely, you'll definitely want to know what you're getting into. I mean, really, what's the point in entering a relationship with someone if you don't know whether or not you're compatible on a very basic level?

Consider these 21 questions to ask in the talking stage when getting to know that new guy or girl you just started talking to:

Keep Reading...Show less

Challah vs. Easter Bread: A Delicious Dilemma

Is there really such a difference in Challah bread or Easter Bread?

loaves of challah and easter bread stacked up aside each other, an abundance of food in baskets

Ever since I could remember, it was a treat to receive Easter Bread made by my grandmother. We would only have it once a year and the wait was excruciating. Now that my grandmother has gotten older, she has stopped baking a lot of her recipes that require a lot of hand usage--her traditional Italian baking means no machines. So for the past few years, I have missed enjoying my Easter Bread.

Keep Reading...Show less

Unlocking Lake People's Secrets: 15 Must-Knows!

There's no other place you'd rather be in the summer.

Group of joyful friends sitting in a boat
Haley Harvey

The people that spend their summers at the lake are a unique group of people.

Whether you grew up going to the lake, have only recently started going, or have only been once or twice, you know it takes a certain kind of person to be a lake person. To the long-time lake people, the lake holds a special place in your heart, no matter how dirty the water may look.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Top 10 Reasons My School Rocks!

Why I Chose a Small School Over a Big University.

man in black long sleeve shirt and black pants walking on white concrete pathway

I was asked so many times why I wanted to go to a small school when a big university is so much better. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure a big university is great but I absolutely love going to a small school. I know that I miss out on big sporting events and having people actually know where it is. I can't even count how many times I've been asked where it is and I know they won't know so I just say "somewhere in the middle of Wisconsin." But, I get to know most people at my school and I know my professors very well. Not to mention, being able to walk to the other side of campus in 5 minutes at a casual walking pace. I am so happy I made the decision to go to school where I did. I love my school and these are just a few reasons why.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments