The New Year is just a few days away, and with the holiday season already upon us most of us are indulged in retrospection and re-evaluating some of our life choices. New Year Resolutions are the perfect opportunity for all of us to start making changes we have been thinking.
The New Year stands before us like a fresh chapter in a book.
What will you write for the next chapter of your life?
It is entirely up to you. So get going and take the first step to make sure that you write a perfect chapter by setting New Year resolutions.
We all change with time and so do our aspirations. Seriously taken, Happy New Year’s Resolution is an opportunity to determine our goals. For the adventurous souls, it is the opportunity to tickle a funny bone or to try something bold.
What follows for you is a list of 30 common New Year’s Resolutions with a piece of advice. If you are looking for successful ways of changing your life for the better, then you will definitely find tons of useful information here.
So what are you waiting for? Read on…..
30 New Year Resolutions
1. Get in shape: To lose weight is the topmost resolution for most of us, coupled with “I will exercise more” and “stay fit and healthy”. It is something that 90% of the people wish to achieve. It is easy to start an exercise and diet programme, but what is more important is to find the one that gives you balanced results will be easy to stick to in the long run. Have a look at these tricks and exercises to get the best results for your resolution.
2. Eat healthy: This is an extension of the previous resolution and one of the most common New Year resolutions. Switching to a healthier diet can be very difficult especially when we are surrounded by cheap junk food. Nevertheless, with a good determination and some tips you can slowly develop healthy eating habits.
3. Stop procrastinating: The biggest obstacle that keeps most of us from reaching our goals is the desire to relax and do something fun instead of working hard. Once you get into the habit of procrastinating it is difficult to break yourself out of it, so you need to put in a lot of work to avoid procrastination.
4. Meet new people: When we get stuck in a rut, we usually end up staying at home most of the time, missing out on a lot of interesting opportunities for meeting new people and networking. Meeting new people can be advantageous to your mental health as well as your career. So don’t be afraid to move out and make some friends and know interesting people.
5. Be more active:Some people do not face a big weight problem, and they even follow an exercise schedule, but they just sit around most of the time at home or at work, which can have a negative effect on their health. So, all you need to do is to find ways of moving around more throughout the day instead of staying glued to your computer screens.
6. Be more confident and take chances: If you are confident you get noticed and it is much easier to have your opinions heard. A dose of self-confidence will help you lead a much happier life.
7. Earn more money: Even billionaires are always looking for ways to earn more, so we can definitely use an additional source of income to make life a little more comfortable. Luckily there are bounty of options available, like having side jobs, working as a freelancer or using the internet to your advantage.
8. Be more polite: Good manners play a very important role in a civilized society. It makes it easier to connect with others, avoid offending people and will also enable others to perceive you as a good and trustworthy person.
9. Reduce stress: You all know that stress is one of the biggest killers and it can have a destructive effect not only on your health but also on your relationships. It may be an unavoidable side effect of our hectic modern lifestyles, but it can be effectively managed.
10. Get more quality sleep: With big TV’s, computers, smartphones, tablets and all sorts of gadgets with glowing lights and beeping alerts, it can be hard to get enough sleep at night. You should have at least 8 hours of good sleep at night, and there are simple ways to achieve this.
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11. Quit Smoking: Smoking not only has a bad affect on your health, but can also burn a hole in your wallet. So have a strong will power to quit smoking to live longer!
12. Watch less TV: People waste a lot of time in front of the TV, time that could have been better spent developing skills, learning or being active. Once you manage to cut down on your TVtime, you will realize how productive a day can really be.
13. Read more: Books are an excellent source of knowledge on a range of topics, and are also a great exercise for your brain. It is not that difficult to go through 20 or more books in a year. You just need to develop a habit of reading and discover your type of books.
14. Find a significant other: We all need someone to hold at night, talk to and share our deepest secrets with, but finding the right person is a matter of trial and error. We need to go out and get to know a bunch of potential partners before we can find the one that we can get along with really well.
15. Have better sex: Any healthy relationship requires a good deal of intimacy, and sex can actually help keep you healthy. There are many health benefits of sex. Travelling can also improve your sex life. You can also try out some superfoods to boost your sexual health. The idea is to make it a fun and rewarding experience, and this is something that comes with practice.
16. Become tidier:There are many people who can’t really get their stuff organized, and a messy desk or a muddled home will negatively affect your productivity and also your mood. So clear the clutter, clean your house and lead a tidier and an organized life.
17. Dress with style: The way you dress says a lot about you, and wearing the right clothes can make you confident, which in turn can help you get a good job or promotion, or catch the eye of a lovely guy or girl! Live with style!
18. Spend time with people who matter: There is just too little time in this life for us to waste it on insincere, two-faced and toxic people. We should focus on the people who we care about deeply and who care for us, as this is the best way to stay happy.
19. Drinking in moderation or quit drinking: While it is completely safe and healthy to drink one or two servings of an alcoholic beverage or red wine, but most of the people do not follow this rule effectively. Getting your drinking under control has plenty of benefits, but it can be a difficult process.
20. Learn a new language: Not only will learning a new language help improve your communication skills but will also look great on your resume and possibly open up some more avenues for you.
21. Pick up hobbies: Just lazing around all day won’t get you anywhere. Use your free time in a constructive manner and pick up new skills while having fun at the same time. Hobbies also help you beat stress and depression. So this New Year choose a hobby for you!
22. Let go of grudges: Everyone goes through tough times, and it may take a lot to overcome hardship, but sitting around and moping about it is counterproductive. If you have a fight with someone and get hurt over a small issue, you will only lose a friend or life partner and remain sad. Forgiveness is a healthy way to deal with issues.
23. Become more organized: It doesn’t matter how much time you have in your hands until and unless you know how to manage it properly. If you can’t manage your time properly, you will just spend most of the day running around aimlessly. When you get organized there will be more time to spare and things will start falling into place.
24. Learn to cook: Cooking is one of the essential skills that each and everyone should possess. It allows you to save money, eat the food you love just the way you like it and impress dates with lovely meals shared under candlelight.
25. Turn your hobby into a career: If we all are able to make money doing what we love, we will be a much more content and well-balanced society. It may not be possible every time, but there are instances where a hobby can be turned into a rewarding career. So why not make it one of your New Year resolutions.
26. Get over an ex: It may be better to have loved and lost, than to never have loved, but it still hurts. Healing a broken heart is a process that takes time, but there are waysand tricks tomake it through this difficult time without too much pain.
27. Learn to control your emotions: Uncontrolled anger can get you into a lot of trouble, but things like jealousy and pride are destructive in all circumstances. Gaining control over your feelingsallow you to think more rationally and take right decisions.
28. Be more responsible: A major part of growing up into a mature adult is the ability to think before making a decision. It is important to take responsibility for your actionsand avoid blaming others.
29. Spend less time on social media: Some people might not spend hours in front of the TV but social media has become a serious addiction among many. It’s fine to stay in touch with friends and family, but if you consistently spend more than an hour every dayon social media, it’s time to change!
30. Stick to healthy habits: The last and the most important point is that all the positive changes you make should be permanent. You need to work on sticking with the good habits you have adopted, until they just become a natural part of who you are. That is how you achieve true self-improvement. This for sure has to be one of your New Year resolutions!
Well, there you have it – an extensive list of advice, tips and tricks to help you see your New Year’s resolution through and make some long-term changes in your life.
Tips to achieve your New Year Resolutions
Most of us make a New Year resolutions – maybe to lose weight, quit smoking or drink less – but only one in 10 of us achieve our goal.
Professor Richard Wiseman, of the University of Hertfordshire, tracked 5,000 people as they attempted to achieve their New Year resolutions.
Here are Prof Wiseman’s top 10 tips to achieving your New Year resolutions:
- Make only one resolution. Your chances of success are greater when you channel energy into changing just one aspect of your behaviour.
- Don’t wait until New Year’s Eve to think about your resolution and instead take some time out a few days before and reflect upon what you really want to achieve.
- Avoid previous resolutions. Deciding to revisit a past resolution sets you up for frustration and disappointment.
- Don’t run with the crowd and go with the usual resolutions. Instead think about what you really want out of life.
- Break your goal into a series of steps, focusing on creating sub-goals that are concrete, measurable and time-based.
- Tell your friends and family about your goals. You’re more likely to get support and want to avoid failure.
- Regularly remind yourself of the benefits associated with achieving your goals by creating a checklist of how life would be better once you obtain your aim.
- Give yourself a small reward whenever you achieve a sub-goal, thus maintaining motivation and a sense of progress.
- Make your plans and progress concrete by keeping a handwritten journal, completing a computer spreadsheet or covering a notice board with graphs or pictures.
- Expect to revert to your old habits from time to time. Treat any failure as a temporary setback rather than a reason to give up altogether.
I wish you all a Happy New Year!