10+ Realistic New Year’s Resolutions You Can Actually Achieve
Want to make new year’s resolutions, but afraid they will fail? Don’t worry. While more than half of all resolutions fail, this doesn’t have to mean yours will too. The right resolutions can improve your life, you just have to know how to set them and how to plan for them, in order to achieve them. That’s why today we will show you how to set, achieve and complete them, as well as give you some ideas and milestones for realistic new year’s resolutions.
While more than half of all resolutions fail, this doesn’t have to mean yours will too
Resolutions for the new year usually aim at bettering your health, learning a new skill, creating a new habit, or in general just bringing in a new, positive lifestyle change. However, many resolutions tend to be unsuccessful. So, why should you make one, if it’s bound to fail? Because if you make a resolution, and it’s reasonable, achievable, and made into smaller steps it’s more than likely to succeed. Then you will be left with the satisfaction of actually achieving your resolution, and you’ll have brought a positive change in your life. So, in a nutshell resolutions are worth it, you just need to know how to make them attainable.
Many resolutions tend to be unsuccessful
Realistic New Year’s Resolutions
Lose weight. Learn a new language. Start eating healthy. Cut out alcohol. Get a raise. Every year we make the same old resolutions that we never manage to keep, or we just forget about by the end of January. In 2023, it’s time to start making SMART resolutions that will make you feel good, are achievable, have a clear plan, and have plenty of satisfying milestones to keep you motivated. Here are resolutions you can try out this year.
Every year we make the same old resolutions that we never manage to keep
Eating healthier is a classic resolution, that may seem super unattainable. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are plenty of small changes you can start adding to your eating habits that can help you realistically revamp your diet for the better.
Eating healthier is a classic resolution
- Check in with your body after a meal to see how it feels
- Forget about old food rules, such as “carbs are evil”
- Eat more fruits and veggies
- Drink more liquids or include water rich produce
- Start meal prepping
- Cook at least twice a week
- Eat seasonally
- Try to add more nutrients, rather than eating fewer calories
- Incorporate more plant-based alternatives
- Start changing your mindset about food, it is fuel, not an enemy
- Balance is key – enjoy produce, sweets, carbs, and everything in moderation
Eat more fruits and veggies
#New Fitness Routine
Another very classic resolution that fails after the first few weeks of January. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. There are plenty of ways you can start introducing fitness and exercise to your daily life, while making it enjoyable and healthy.
There are plenty of ways you can start introducing fitness and exercise to your daily life
- Do exercises that feel fun – dancing, YouTube workouts, hiking
- Add an outdoor activity (yes, walking counts)
- Stretch more
- Try a new workout once a month
- Don’t make these basic workout mistakes – overeating, not resting, and more
- Prioritize rest and recovery as much as your workouts
- Take the stairs
- Schedule your workouts and plan ahead
- Be active in ways that you don’t think of as exercise, like cleaning, swimming with friends, going dancing, ice skating
Do exercises that feel fun
If you are trying to be more mindful of your mental health and want to stress less, then there are plenty of ways to practice this. It’s all about balance in life, and you must try to find it. Here are some ways you can relax more.
It’s all about balance in life
- Prioritize hobbies and people that make you happy
- Start letting go of relationships that don’t make you feel good
- Practice gratitude
- Have a morning and night routine that make you feel relaxed and happy
- Try to stay off social media as much as possible
- Get enough sleep
- Don’t be afraid to start saying “no”
- Make time for you-time
Get enough quality sleep
Are you trying to stay on top of your budget this year, but are scared it seems overwhelming? Don’t worry, we are in this together. Money is a tricky subject, and it’s a different situation for everyone, but that doesn’t mean you can’start to add small changes in your budgeting to achieve your goal.
Are you trying to stay on top of your budget this year?
- Set up an emergency fund
- Find a way to track your salary (excel, notes, apps)
- Start saving – this can mean from a dollar a day, to $20 a week, to a $100 a month
- Make sure you pay off anything that needs to be paid off every month – rent, mortgage, car payments, subscriptions
- Make replacement where possible – do you really need the most expensive brand of toilet paper?
- Have a savings goal – for vacation, a new home, new phone
- Try to take public transport when you can to save on gas
Set up an emergency fund
#Upgraded Beauty Routines
If you are in the mood to pamper yourself more, but don’t want to spend a ton of money and time, you can start by incorporating small and exiting new things that make you feel better. And when you feel your best, you also look your best.
You can start by incorporating small and exiting new things
- Try a new nail color
- Start wearing sunscreen
- Make your haircut appointments in advance
- Experiment with new makeup – try a new eyeshadow
- Stay on top of your grooming
- Start exfoliating your body (2/3 times a week)
- Focus on scalp-care
- Be consistent with your skincare
- Try new products – new shampoo, new foundation, new beard care and so on
- Make a dermatologist appointment
Try a new nail color
Upgrading your home can have many benefits. It makes you feel better mentally, physically and creates an enjoyable space for you to hang out in it. However, home improvement is expensive. On the bright side, sometimes even the cheapest and smallest of changes can make a big difference.
Upgrading your home can have many benefits
- Create a daily, weekly, monthly, and seasonal cleaning routine
- Tackle one home project each month
- Make sure to declutter often
- Go to second hand shops for new furniture
- Make a big change, like painting a wall, new couch, or so on
- Clean as you go – while something is cooking, do the dishes
- Add more plants
- Swap out old things – raggy towels, ripped sheets
- Make seasonal updates – add flowers
Create a daily, weekly, monthly, and seasonal cleaning routine
A healthy, peaceful mind is very important. As humans, we need to make sure our mental state and brain health are looked after well, so these are good new year’s resolutions. There are a lot of fun ways you can exercise your brain and practice mindfulness.
A healthy, peaceful mind is very important
- Start reading more books
- Do more deep breathing exercises
- Drink more tea
- Start writing in a journal
- Quit habits such as smoking or drinking too much
- Do plenty of brain exercises – puzzles, crosswords and so on
- Eat more brain foods
- Enjoy content that doesn’t stress you out
Drink more tea
These were some of our favorite new year’s resolutions that are realistic and achievable. We hope you found this article useful. Now you can start working on achieving your favorite resolutions without worrying that they will fail.
These were some of our favorite new year’s resolutions that are realistic and achievable
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