Good New Years Resolutions

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New Years Resolutions, you either love them or hate them. If you’re here look for good New Yers resolutions then you are clearly loving them. New Years Resolutions are great tools because they help us create an annual goal.

Whether it’s sticking to a plan or trying something new, New Years Resolutions give us an opportunity to work towards something that we’ve always wanted.

You’re probably wondering, what makes a good New Years resolution?

A good New Years Resolution combines a few things :

  1. It’s actionable
  2. It’s something you truly want to accomplish
  3. It is realistic (to an extent)

You need to make sure you are able to accomplish your New Years resolution by making it actionable. How are you going to make this resolution become reality? Then it must be something that you truly want to accomplish. If you’re just piggy-backing off of someone else’s resolution, chances are you aren’t invested in it and aren’t going to give it 100%. And lastly it must be realistic – I’m not saying don’t push yourself but don’t make your resolution “I’m going to be a 35-unit rental property” when you’re 16 and have no source on income. Make sense?

20 Good New Years Resolutions

  1. Practice mindfulness – meditate daily
  2. Stop drinking alcohol at home after work and only drink alcohol on one of the weekend days
  3. Cook one new home-cooked meal every week
  4. Save at least $6,000 towards the down payment on a house
  5. Learn a new language
  6. Go to the gym at least 3x a week
  7. Stay active by walking a minimum of 10,000 steps a day
  8. Create a side hustle and work towards making it profitable
  9. Make weekly time to hang out with friends
  10. Visit a new place once every month
  11. Limit phone screen time and mindless time on social media
  12. Start each day with a compliment to yourself
  13. Pick up a new hobby
  14. Learn how to knit ( or crochet, or work with resin, or any creative outlet )
  15. Write in a daily gratitude journal
  16. Read for at least 30 minutes per day
  17. Will not let work interfere with personal life
  18. Stick to a new diet for 1 year
  19. Visit a foreign country that you’ve never been too
  20. Save money monthly to reach my annual goal

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4 Things to Look Forward to in 2023

2023 is right around the corner! A New Year is here yet again. Every year they seem to arrive quicker than the last. 2022 was a tough year for many. The continuous layoffs, looming economic recession, and lingering effects from COVID have become normal throughout the last 12 months. With 2023 approaching, it’s time to start looking ahead into the new year and getting excited for whats to come. Here are 4 things to look forward to in 2023.

1. A Fresh Start

A New Year always marks a total new start. Head into 2023 refreshed, feeling ready to go get after whatever you are hoping to accomplish. This fresh start lets you leave what you need to leave in the past. Whether it is people, places, or things that you have outgrown, leave them where they belong, in the past. Heading into a new year with a clear mind means there is space to take in new thoughts. Creating space for new things means creating space for new opportunities.

2. New Adventures

The things that await you in a New Year are beyond exciting. Plans you have made. Plans you are hoping to make. There’s so many bright things ahead of you, many that you don’t even know about yet. Looking forward to the new adventures in front of you means having a positive mindset knowing what is going to happen in the next year is exactly what is meant to happen for you. You may go down roads that you aren’t anticipating and it may seem scary, but at the end of the day the new adventure that you embark on is going to lead you to where you need to go.

3. Dream Chasing

Buckle up in 2023, it’s time to reach all your goals. Use the New Year to power you forward to chase your dreams. Even if it is just one step, that is one more step than you took last year. Let 2023 be your spring board to propel you in the direction you want to go. Look forward to all the amazing things that are going to come your way, especially that ones you create for yourself.

4. Lessons to be Learned

Not everything can be sunshine and rainbows and I’m sure 2023 will have it’s fair share of trials and tribulations. Looking forward to the challenges is something you should look forward to in 2023. Every challenge you face, roadblock you stumble upon, or wall you need to climb over is your chance to grow and learn. Every lesson you learn will help you further down the way. Don’t get caught up in what’s wrong around you instead look forward to the lessons and how they will change your life for the better.

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Unique New Years Resolution Ideas for 2023

Unique New Years Resolution Ideas for 2023

Every year there’s an ungodly number of people who say they are going to “get back to the gym” for the New Years Resolution. So much so, that gyms heavily market this time of year to potential new members because it is such an opportunity to gain business! Business that means money in their pockets and no gym use, resolutions are known to only last 1 month, if that, in the gym!

Part of coming up with a New Years Resolution that sticks and is successful, is putting in effort to be creative and make one that fits exactly what you are looking for. The generic “get back to the gym” doesn’t really motivate you to actually get to the gym… Let’s break down some common New Years Resolutions into some more actionable Resolutions that may help you stick to your goals in 2023.

Unique New Years Resolution Ideas for 2023

Instead of Get Back to The Gym Try…

  1. Train at the gym 3x a week in January, and work up to 5x a week by March
  2. Add Cardio workouts at the end of every weight training workout
  3. Start every Monday morning with a workout regardless of how I am feeling
  4. Earn the Wellness Reimbursement from work by attending the gym 12x a month
  5. Learn proper form for squats and deadlifts
  6. Add weight training to my workout
  7. Try one new workout class every month

Instead of Be Better With My Money Try…

  1. Save $100 per work in a savings account
  2. I will max out my 401k this year
  3. Not spend more than $XXX on clothing in a month
  4. Pay all credit cards off in full every month
  5. Pay off my car loan by December
  6. Save $ XX,XXX this year for a downpayment on a house
  7. Limit spending by dining out once per week and going to the bar once a weekend
  8. When paying in cash, whenever a $5 is received in change, save it do not spend it.

Instead of Be Healthier Try…

  1. Will commit to ________ diet for the entire year
  2. Moving my body more by walking 10,000 steps per day
  3. Incorporating vegetables or fruit with every meal
  4. Drink 1 gallon of water every day
  5. Limit junk food and soda
  6. Cut or Limit alcohol consumption
  7. Commit to 8+ hours of sleep every night

Instead of Practice Mindfulness Try…

  1. Meditate for 10 minutes every day
  2. Attend a yoga class every week
  3. Begin a daily gratitude journal and stick to it for the entire year
  4. Will remove myself from situations that overwhelm me before they get out of control

Instead of Being More Organized Try…

  1. Keeping up with laundry and putting away immediate after it comes out of the dryer
  2. Vacuum every morning
  3. Clean bedroom weekly and make sure everything has a place
  4. Organize your car and not leaving things in the back seat or trunk

Instead of Be More Social Try…

  1. I will go out to dinner with friends once a week
  2. I will host a wine night with my friends once a month
  3. I will try to go on 3 dates a month
  4. Commit to trying 1 new restaurant every month
  5. Have at least 1 conversation with a stranger every day
  6. Compliment a different person you see every day
  7. Suggest plans to your friend group monthly
  8. Every Friday I will go to the local Starbucks to work in public

Giving yourself a clear goal and action item as a New Years Resolution is much more motivating than just a general blanket statement. You can even mix and match ideas to create the ultimate New Years Resolution that is perfect for you. For example you want to be healthier, workout more, and by more social – You could try “I will go to the gym 3x a week and add 15 minutes of cardio to every workout. I will have 1 conversation with a stranger at the gym every time I go. I will not let my new workout schedule effect my 8 hour per night sleep routine.” That’s a pretty powerful sentiment if you ask me!

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