Already Dropped Your Resolution? Try One Of These 9 Achievable Resolutions Instead!
Blog | January 21st, 2021
The New Year is a perfect time to reinvent yourself, but keeping up with your resolutions isn’t always easy. As many as 80% of us have given up on our goals by mid-February. If you’re having trouble sticking to your resolutions, know that you’re not alone. Plenty of people came into 2021 with lofty goals in mind, only for life to get in the way.
Starting small and setting attainable goals is the key to actually following through on your resolutions. Here, we’re going to go over 9 achievable resolutions that can help bring in a new you for the New Year.
Eat Something Green With Each Meal
One of the most widespread resolutions people makes each year is to eat better, diet, and lose some weight before swimsuit season. Unfortunately, this can be easier said than done. It’s not always easy to add dieting to an already hectic lifestyle. In fact, most of us will fail a diet within just seven days of starting.
An easy place to start in the quest for a healthier you is by including more greens in your current diet. Just adding one fruit or vegetable to each meal can make a world of difference to your overall health. The extra fiber and other nutrients can also help with weight loss.
Stretch Each Morning
Exercise out is another way to reach health and weight loss goals, but it can be a challenge to stick with a new regime. It can take more than a month of working out to get used to a new exercise routine, which is enough time for many of us to give up due to pain, fatigue, or other obligations.
While it’s true that you should get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity each week, you don’t necessarily need to start there. Work your way up to a full routine by setting a more simple, achievable goal to stretch each day. A good stretch in the morning can help you to limber up, strengthen your muscles, and work your way to a more challenging routine.
Learn One New Word a Day
If you wanted to expand your horizons by reading more, you've probably discovered that it can chip away more of your free time than you first anticipated. Instead of committing to reading a book a day or even once a week, instead set a goal to learn a new word each day. This will only take a few minutes, and over time, it will help expand your vocabulary and broaden your literary prowess.
Clean One Thing Each Morning
Another popular New Year’s resolution is to get organized. Cleaning your home and workspace clean each day is good for your productivity and your mental health, but it takes time and effort that many of us don’t have.
Instead of setting a goal to stay completely organized, start by agreeing to clean just one thing each morning. Whether it’s making the bed, wiping down the countertops, or even just cleaning the breakfast dishes, you’re bound to get a good start to the day and work your way towards a more organized you.
With today’s modern lifestyle, many people prioritize work and screen time oversleep. As many as one in three adults gets too little sleep each night, which can result in health problems ranging from anxiety and depression to increased weight gain.
Setting a New Year's resolution to sleep at least eight hours a night is not always practical. Instead, it might be easier to make a resolution to go to bed at the same time every night. Simply creating a strict schedule for yourself can help you have a fuller, better night's sleep. Even if you aren't hitting the eight-hour mark, you'll start feeling better.
Save a Dollar a Day
This past year has been a tight one for many of us financially. A lot of people are going into 2021 with the goal of spending less and saving more. It’s important not to stretch yourself too thin by saving too much at once, however.
You should be sure to set an achievable financial goal, such as saving just one dollar a day. This won’t make a dent in your finances, and it will begin to add up over time. By the end of the year, you’ll have saved up enough to buy a fun new toy or pay off some bills.
Write Down One Thought Each Evening
Journaling is a healthy pastime that can help you gather your thoughts and reflect on yourself. It's an essential part of the journey towards self-improvement. It's not always easy to keep up with a journal after the initial novelty has worn off. If you're having trouble recording your entire day each evening, it can be easier to simply write down one important thought. This can be just as cathartic as keeping a journal and gives you a way to remember and reflect on each day.
Meet Deadlines One Day Early
If your resolution this New Year is to get a raise or a promotion, you may not know where to start. It's a good idea to set small goals at work that will improve your work performance and get you noticed by your superiors. If you resolve to turn work in and meet deadlines just a day early each time, you'll likely end up in a better position at work by the end of the year.
Call Loved Ones Once a Week
Almost all of us would love to be able to spend more time with our friends and family. However, many of us are too busy or live too far away to see our loved ones much more than a few times a year.
If your resolution is to spend more time with the people you care about, you may want to keep things simple for everybody by setting a goal of calling once a week. This is a quick and easy way to stay in touch without inconveniencing anybody, and it’s an easy goal to follow the entire course of the year.
This year, make sure that you follow through on your New Year’s resolutions. By setting small, attainable goals for yourself, you can make 2021 a success. Try any of these nine achievable resolutions to push yourself just a few steps closer to your long-term goals.