The New Year is right around the corner and every year people start making a New Year’s Resolution that only last for a few months. Whether you’re resolving to lose weight, speak up more in public or anything else, there’s one indisputable truth that’s impossible to ignore: change is hard.
But it doesn’t mean you should give up because New Year’s resolutions are the perfect opportunity for all those who have failed to start making the changes in their life. These are the Top 12 New Year’s Resolution that you can try soon:
- Start writing a book/journal
You’d be surprised to know just how many people out there have an interesting story to tell, but lack the confidence and skill to write everything down. Even if it is just a few random thoughts scribbled daily in a journal, you shouldn’t be afraid to give writing a go with a few tips and tricks.
- Travel more and see the world
You’ll need to have your finances in order, get the right equipment and invest some time and effort before you consider traveling across the globe, but there are ways of experiencing different cultures and visiting faraway places even on a tighter budget.
- Earn more money
Even billionaires are always looking for ways to earn more money, and we common folk can definitely use an additional source of income to make life a bit more comfortable. Fortunately there are plenty of options available, like having sidejobs, working as a freelancer or using the internet to your advantage.
- Start a healthier lifestyle
Switching to a healthier diet can be incredibly tricky when we are surrounded by cheap junk food. However, with a good amount of determination and some basic tips you can slowly develop healthier eating habits. Some people don’t really have a big weight problem, and they even get some exercise a few times a week, but they just sit around the most of the time at home and at work, which can have a negative effect on their posture and health. In that case, all you need is to find ways of moving around more throughout the day instead of staying hunched over the computer. You also need to get more quality sleep for at least 8 hours of sleep a night.
- Stop buying material goods
Food is fine but cheap disposal fashion is not. Clothes are one of the biggest waste on earth at the moment so you should resist the temptation of buying clothes every now and then. You can try to ditch the sweatshop addiction and do six months surviving on what you own already, it might be liberating.
- Start saving money
The road to financial freedom is a rocky one, but it is definitely manageable with a bit of planning and self-restraint. Take a look at these strategies and methods and pay off your debt. You won’t believe how good it will feel. Earn some extra money by simply cutting out your expensive frothy coffee can make all the difference this time next year. It helps if you have a target – perhaps a holiday or a nice meal out.
- Read more
Whether it be through supporting your local library or via that Kindle you were given by Santa, why not hit the classics? Try Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island or one by J.R.R. Tolkien, for some rewarding escapism. Books are an excellent way to gain a lot of knowledge on a huge variety of topics, and are also a great exercise for your brain.
- Volunteer and give more to charity
To devote your time and energy to helping those in need is a noble gesture and a reward in itself, but it is also an opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills and boost your resume. Find some time, at least once a month, to do volunteer work in your busy life.
- Learn a new language
Not only will learning a new language help improve your communication skills, it will also look great on your resume and possibly open up some doors for you. These days there are plenty of resources that allow you to learn a language for free and in your spare time.
- Adopt a cute pet
There are tons of animal lovers out there that would be great at caring for a pet, but they often overthink things, while some people just rush out and get a pet without understanding the responsibility involved. Be sure you know what you are in for and find a pet that fits your living conditions and lifestyle.
- Learn to be happier with your life
Even those that are in decent shape, make a good living and have stress under control can still be unhappy. It takes time and patience to learn how to find joy in the little things and not to let problems bring you down. Stress is one of the biggest killers out there, and it can have a very destructive effect on your relationships as well as your health.
- Spend more time with the people that matter
There is just too little time in this life for us to waste it on insincere, duplicitous and toxic people. We should focus on the people who we care about deeply and who care about us, as this is the best way to stay happy.