20 Worthwhile New Year’s Resolution Ideas

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Let’s be honest…the whole “exercise and eat healthy” brigade is getting a bit old now, isn’t it? 

Don’t get me wrong, New Year’s resolutions are a great idea, can be really motivating and are a lot of fun when done right.

However, sometimes we can be a little less than imaginative when it comes to our resolutions. Last year was the first time I decided to put a lot of thought into my yearly goals and how I would achieve them.

Thinking about the specific things I actually wanted rather than just going for something generic really helped me to get my head around accomplishing them. 

2018 is the first year that I’ve actually stuck with and achieved my New Year’s resolutions. This inspired me to think of some fun and actually rewarding resolutions! They’re specifically goals you can enjoy accomplishing, rather than the usual offenders which can often feel like more of a punishment than a joy.

  1.  Build a more positive relationship with food
  2.  Spend x amount of time with family/friends per week
  3. Call parents at least once a week
  4. Try a new recipe every week
  5.  Incorporate more plant-based foods into your diet
  6.  Take a relaxing bath once a week
  7.  Figure out/stick to a skincare routine that works for you
  8.  Move more e.g. stairs instead of lifts, walking to uni etc
  9.  Start a new project of your choice
  10.  Improve your sleep hygiene
  11.  Get up an hour earlier each morning
  12.  Adopt the habit of goal-setting (a goal to set goals, I know)
  13.  Incorporate more protein in your diet
  14.  Master intuitive eating
  15.  Read one book every month
  16.  Get your hair trimmed every 2 months
  17.  Learn a new skill
  18.  Do something for charity
  19.  Drink 2 litres of water per day
  20.  Reach a new fitness personal best

When you set your resolution/s, it’s important to give them some real thought and plan how you’re going to achieve them. I know from experience that it’s one thing setting a goal and another actually working towards it. As I mentioned earlier, 2018 was the first year I really thought about my resolutions in depth, courtesy of my Happiness Planner (review next week!), and it honestly made the world of difference!

I hope everyone has the best 2019!

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