The Top 10 Resolutions to Kickstart the New Year
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The Top 10 Resolutions to Kickstart the New Year

Published 12/28/2021

2022 is just around the corner, and everyone wants to make resolutions to live a healthy and prosperous life. Of course, it might not make much sense to make a long list of New Year's resolutions. Research estimates that more than 80% of people give up on their New Year's resolution by the end of January. 

So, focus on a few resolutions that you can keep up with throughout the year. Some standard New Year's resolutions apply to most people, and then some cater to specific individuals. So, take a moment to figure out what toxic habits you want to cut out and new things you want to add to your daily life. 


Organize Your Surroundings  

Whether your home or workspace, make a New Year's resolution to de-clutter different environments. A clear, clean, minimalist home or office environment will be less stressful. An organized space speaks volumes about you and your mental state. 


Get More Active 

Regular exercise should be part of your daily routine. But for many people, getting regular exercise is easier said than done. Many people adopt unverified and unhealthy practices and diets in the quest to lose weight. 

Do you know a great way to kickstart an exercise regimen? If you start eating right and taking daily supplements, you're likely to exercise more. These three habits work together. Most people who commit to one healthy habit tend to adopt the others naturally.


Adopt a New Hobby 

Whether cooking or photography, it's never too late to learn and master a new skill. So, if you want to learn how to cook, don't set the bar that you're going to be the next Gordon Ramsay. Instead, keep your expectations realistic. Follow exciting and entertaining vloggers on YouTube and learn to cook a new dish every other week. 

Similarly, if you want to learn how to make short films, don't set out to be the next Spielberg. Instead, learn the basics that can help you record the footage from your iPhone like a pro cinematographer. 


Start a Journal 

Even if you're the type of person that doesn't write and maintain a journal, it might be a good idea to start one anyway. And that's because writing down your thoughts and the essence of your daily routine helps you form a clear perspective. Don't think of this perspective as a tale of your life. 

Instead, take a closer look at your written thoughts and daily routine. 

It will help you figure out what's missing from your life and what needs discarding. Remember, you don't have to note down every single detail in your journal. Instead, note down your emotions and memories that may help you find contentment and resolution for the rest of your life. 


Save Money and Spend Less 

Although the post-pandemic global economic outlook has started to stabilize, many people are still struggling to make ends meet. So, think of the New Year as the starting point to cut back on extraneous expenses. 

Everybody loves when the Amazon truck visits their house, but the ease of purchasing and convenience of delivery has turned many of us into shopaholics. Creating a separate account that tracks online spending allows us to be more mindful of our financial habits. 


Stop Smoking 

One of the most common New Year's resolutions is to stop smoking. Unfortunately, this New Year's resolution doesn't come to fruition for most people. In fact, it takes self-determination and absolute commitment to cut out the smoking habit from your life. And if you've been smoking for a long time, it will take more than a few steps to quit smoking altogether. 

It's okay if you occasionally stumble on the path to becoming smoke-free but every single day without a cigarette improves your life exponentially.


Be More Open 

If you lead an unfulfilling life, try to add something new and exciting to your life. In 2022, think of each month as an opportunity to try something new that maybe the old you would never consider.  

Your objective should be to get out of your comfort zone and try new things that can open up a world of possibilities. With the new experiences, you can expect more happiness and clarity in your life. 


Read More 

Like most people, if you lead a busy life, you might not have enough time to catch up on your reading. You probably have a long list of books you want to read and haven't had time to jump in. But the new year is a perfect opportunity to commit to a daily reading habit.


Spend Quality time with Loved Ones

In today's chaotic world, it's easy to get trapped in a professional and personal bubble. And the people you love don't get much time with you. Of course, life's not fair, and professional and personal ordeals can spiral out of control.

Schedule time with your friends and family, or life will take over without notice. 


Enjoy Every Moment of Your Life 

On the surface, the idea of enjoying every moment of your life may seem cliché. But it holds real value for your mental and physical health. Enjoyment and happiness of life boil down to appreciation and gratitude. Take the time to notice the little things that make your life special. 


Let's Do This!  

A New Year's resolution represents a spark of positive change. In most cases, New Year's resolutions have recurring themes of fitness, health, motivation, and career goals. Objectively, your New Year's resolution should be a perfect balance of professional and personal development. 

How do you plan on a better you in 2022?


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