Five Great New Year's Resolutions To Make And Tips On How You Can Actually Keep Them

Five Great New Year's Resolutions To Make And Tips On How You Can Actually Keep Them

With the new year fast approaching, now is the perfect time to start planning out how you are going to better yourself in 2018. Here is our list of five good resolutions to make, and tips on how to actually keep them:

New Year's Resolutions

  1. Drink or eat less: Losing weight and becoming healthier are common goals for the new year, but they rarely get carried out past the beginning of February. The main reason for this is that people don’t hold themselves accountable, and they keep their goals vague. If you want this to work, get a cute new journal and record what you’re consuming, or get an app (i.e. MyFitnessPal) so that you can put all that information right into your phone. Record your goals, too, whether they are specific enough to be measured or more general. Seeing your progress pan out will yield real commitment and results!
  2. Start meditating: Who doesn’t want to have a more relaxing 2018? If you meditate at the same time every day (before you go to bed or right when you wake up are good options), you’ll be less likely to forget! Get the Insense App or Headspace on your phone to guide you.
  3. Meet new people: This one can be tough, especially if you are shy or set in your usual ways. To make sure you follow through, join a group or class on your own (not with a friend so you aren’t tempted to lean on them socially). Alternatively, you could make a point to start a conversation with or compliment one person per day, whether it be at work or school or just on the street. You might meet some great friends, and even if not, you put yourself out there and spread positivity which is just as great!
  4. Drink more water: Get a cute new water bottle to motivate you and this one will be easy! Make a plan and aim to fill and drink it a certain number of times per day, and keep track. Some water bottles even have markings on the side that show how much you’re drinking.
  5. Learn something new each day: This is an easy one! Turn on the notifications for your news app on your phone, read through the headlines, and choose at least one of the articles to read in full. Or, if you aren’t much of a reader, watch a TedTalk of your choice every day while you eat breakfast.

So choose one or more of these and get planning. Or, even better, come up with your own! Happy New Year and best of luck to everyone in 2018.

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