Even though buying a big house or a new car might sound great, but is it really achievable? It is important to pick some realistic resolutions that will make a big difference. Achievable resolutions can make you feel proud when look back on your year. We’ve got a list of 5 easily achievable New Year’s resolutions for you to make.
1. Read more
Now when you are no longer a student, it can be extremely difficult to find the energy and time to read. Reading could help prevent mental decline and improve our memory, so it is not only enjoyable and relaxing but it is also good for our mental health. Buy a collection of short stories to make sure that you get to read more this year. You can also download a book list, which has been voted for by people, so that you have some well-written and exciting books to read.
2. Drink tea
After consuming two months’ worth of drink and a month’s worth of food within one week, it is not surprising that after the New Year and Christmas period we all swear to lose weight and be healthier over the coming year. But how many of us do it and how many of us can’t stick to our resolutions? One of the easily achievable New Year’s resolutions is drinking herbal tea. For example, green tea is believed to aid weight loss, and the antioxidants can protect your heart and blood vessels and help improve your skin.
But what should you resolve if you’re already a tea drinker?
Do not stuck on the same few teas you cycle through. This year mix it up a little more; keep the variety in your tea drinking this year. New Year resolution idea – To try at least one new tea each month.
3. Try a new food each week
Rather than cutting out foods from your diet as with so many New Year’s resolutions, opt to add more foods in to your diet next year instead (bonus points if they’re green!). Many of us don’t eat a varied enough diet, so ensure you are getting all the nutrients your body needs – as well as enhancing your enjoyment of food – by making a resolution to try a new food each week.
Try hitting the fruit and veg aisle first to sample some exotic fruit and vegetables you may have yet to try, such as dragon fruit, lychees, romanescu and plantain.
After the dozens of gifts you have just bought your bank accounts are not looking too healthy. To improve finances over the coming year most people make a New Year’s resolution. Maybe it sounds like an easy resolution, but it’s one that many people can’t stick to after even February. Buy a moneybox and when you get home from work put in it some coins you’ve loose in your pocket, purse or wallet. It is amazing how quickly and how much money this saves. After three or four months you will need a new moneybox. But don’t open it until December next year. If you stick to the daily money-giving routine, you will have enough money to cover some costs of Christmas and New Year.
5. Do something nice for others every day
Many of our resolutions are inwardly focused, concentrating on ways to become thinner, healthier, wealthier people. However, while there is nothing wrong with improving yourself, it’s worth remembering there’s a whole world out there too.
Next year, why not make a resolution to focus outwards instead and help make the world a better place. Plan to do one nice thing a day for someone else; whether it’s something small like giving a compliment, or something potentially life-saving like donating blood or sponsoring a child in need. By knowing you are making a difference, you will also indirectly boost your own happiness and sense of achievement.