Have you started thinking about what you want to achieve in 2020? In case you’re stuck for ideas, I thought I’d share a few ideas for New Year resolutions you can actually keep.
This time of year, between Christmas and New Year, is a time that I look forward to every year. The chaos of Christmas has passed and we’re looking forward to a lovely shiny New Year. I spend time reflecting on the year that’s passed and thinking about what I want from the year ahead and because I love a good list, I love to write a list of New Years Resolutions.
Because I’m procrastinating (resolution number 1 – stop procrastinating) I decided to write a list of New Year Resolutions to give you all some ideas of what you could choose for your resolutions rather than write my own just yet. So here you go…
10 New Years Resolutions you can actually keep
1. Get Healthy
I’m really reluctant to add this as a suggestion but losing weight and getting fit has to be one of the most common resolutions that people make and it’s definitely going to be on my list for 2019. I don’t want to do it for any other reason than because I want to be as healthy as I can and that’s a pretty good motivation if you ask me, If you want to add this to the list of your New Years Resolutions then join me here as I plan to update my progress weekly for a little while to keep me accountable and motivated.
Have you ever thought about volunteering somewhere to help your local community? I’ve done a few bits here and there but never anything consistent but I enjoyed some volunteering I did recently in a local charity shop who needed help sorting all the extra donations they got before Christmas. I enjoyed it that much that I’ve got an appointment in the New Year to discuss a more regular volunteering slot. There’s so much you can do to help out from food banks to charity shops so do ask about and see what you can do.
3. Be nice to other people
Make a conscious effort to be nicer to people and see it through! A smile or a genuine compliment can really make someone’s day which in turn will make you feel nicer. Make this your New Years Resolution and just do it!
4. Start that new class
Do you want to learn a new skill? Speak a different language? Or even just make new friends? Starting a class or a course would give you the opportunity to do exactly that. Depending on what you want to learn you could try your local college, local craft shops or even your local leisure centre or library to see what they have going on.
5. Kickstart that project
You might have had an idea for a certain project brewing away at the back of the mind forever. Why not make this year the year that you’re actually going to start it? Stop looking at the stumbling blocks as things that are going to stop you and start trying to find ways around them.
6. Stop procrastinating
This is top of my list! I’m going to have even less time spare this year so I need to work smarter and stop letting myself get distracted. If this sounds like you too then join me! I have some ideas on how to be more productive which I’ll share over the next few weeks.
7. Start saving
What’s your financial goal for next year? What do you need to save to achieve it? Figure these two things out and then make a plan. You’ll see so many savings challenges around the internet right now but if you want one that’s going to be affordable and never going to require you to save a fortune when you get to a certain point then my affordable savings challenge might be just the thing.
8. Have a holiday
All work and no play… I know I love to travel so I’m bound to have this as my New Years Resolution but honestly, having a trip to look forward to really helps me. I book in advance and pay little bits off each month and it really is worth it to me.
9. Get more sleep
How much sleep do you really get a night? I went through a period of a couple of months last year where I really struggled with this and found myself waking up through the night frequently with so much on my mind that I couldn’t get back to sleep and it started to affect other areas of my life as I was tired and grumpy. There are lots of ways to get more sleep – I found my homemade sleep spray a great help but the biggest thing was writing a list of things on my mind before I went to bed.
10. Be more sociable
This is kind of what I want to do next year but rather than make new friends (which is good too) I really want to reconnect with my current friends as I know I’ve pulled away a lot and withdrawn into myself a lot this year with everything that’s gone on.
So there you have it, 10 New Year Resolutions you can actually keep!
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