Exciting times lie ahead, and whatever happens, we’re glad to see the back of 2020. A new year always brings a promise for a better tomorrow… and of course with the new year, comes the ritual of making new year’s resolutions!
We’ve been looking at some stats, and most New Year’s resolutions fall flat because they’re simply too unreasonable. Unfortunately, it’s probably unliked that yo’ll be able to learn to play like Beethoven in just 2 months.
Patience is key, and you’ve got to learn to be a little more realistic with yourself buddy (if you want to nail your resolutions!).
So, here are some healthy and totally achievable New Year Resolutions for 2021!
Pssst… we added some hilarious New Year Resolution memes to lighten the mood.
If there’s anything 2020 has taught us, it’s that we need to budget and save more money. This New Year resolution will help you in the long run, because even the best of us need savings for a rainy day!
2. Food for thought!
A sharp mind and great vocab are by-products of reading. Can you think of a better month to start reading than January? We can’t! Just make a warm cup of cappuccino and snuggle up with your favorite novel. If your new year’s resolution is to read at least 12 books by the end of the year – sign up on Goodreads. Review each of your new reads and track how many books you read in 2021 – challenging yourself is always fun!
3. Connect with God or explore spirituality
2020 has been a tough and challenging year for all of us. Yet, many people found peace and joy in God or through finding themselves spiritually. Here’s an easy step by step guide by Billy Graham to get you started on your journey. If not, why not listen to some uplifting music? Some great gospel artists include Rivers & Robots, Johnathan Ogden & Hillson, and you can find them on Spotify or youtube! A great and achievable New Year resolution, indeed!
“Make quiet time a daily habit, but don’t get discouraged if you occasionally miss a day or two. You wouldn’t quit eating if you missed breakfast.”– Billygraham.org
4. Giving Back
Leading research shows that volunteering can help to reduce stress and even lower blood pressure. What’s better than giving back to a community or a cause that you feel super passionate about? Not much! So if supporting a cause is what you want to try as your new year’s resolution, here’s a great tool-kit to get you started in the art of giving back!
5. Drop it like it’s hot!
Nope, not your sick dance moves – it’s time to drop the old habits you’ve been trying to rid yourself of for years! Tired of spending money on hangovers… how about cutting alcohol from your routine for a little while? You’ve got this! The perks include a good mood, glowing skin, better sleep, and an improved immune system. Plus, it will help you save so much money. Win, win.
If you’re a smoker, then there’s literally no better time to quit. Tobacco and any other smoke-related product like Hookah & vapes can pose a serious threat to your life. Smoking is a nasty habit and many smokers find it difficult to break free from it. However, there are many resources that can help you quit this habit for good:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- A Guide to quitting smoking by the American Cancer Society
Let health be your new year’s resolution for this year 2021!
6. Become a plant parent
Research indicates that indoor plants can lower stress! Some studies also reveal that caring for plants calms the autonomic nervous system and lowers blood pressure. Did you know that when people work near plants, they concentrate better, feel satisfied, and also inhale quality air.
Time to add ‘being a plant parent’ to your new year’s resolutions, eh?
Bonus: some wise new year resolutions to steal from our doggos!
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