Making a list of New Year’s resolutions is a long-standing custom. But most people find it difficult to keep following these resolutions. This is because we tend to create resolutions that are very general rather than specific, according to psychologists who have researched the subject. Another reason New Year’s resolutions are easily broken is because they may seem tedious and involve a lot of self-denial. It is also usually based on what you’ve been told to do by others or the society and is often. ambiguous. You might also not have a strategy in place for sticking to your resolution.

To set achievable resolutions, firstly, your resolution must be specific and absolutely clear. It also helps if your resolution is measurable. Regardless of what your resolution is, logging your achievements in a notebook or making notes on your phone will help you stay on track. It is also important to set realistic goals. Trying to take too great a step too soon might annoy you or cause problems in other aspects of your life. The resolution must also be one that actually matters to you and is one that you have put a lot of thought into, which you feel will bring about a positive change in your life. Your timeline for achieving your resolution should also be realistic. That means leaving yourself plenty of time to complete the goal, with plenty of smaller intermediate goals in place along the way. Focus on these small wins so you can make incremental progress.

Here are some new year resolutions that you can actually see through:

  1. Volunteer for a Good Cause
  2. In your free time, begin volunteering for a good cause. This can be tutoring kids, lending a helping hand at an animal shelter, etc. You can start off small by helping your neighbours in need or sending an unexpected word of encouragement. After beginning to help one person at a time, you can expand and spend your time at local organizations that require your help. By doing so, you will be making a huge difference in someone’s life and the feeling is truly unmatched.
  3. 2. Try a New Adventure
  4. Vacations are enjoyable, and many individuals go on leisure trips each year. Most of these trips are to see friends and family. These trips can be memorable and delightful but , why not take a trip somewhere new this year? Going somewhere challenging and engaging oneself in a whole new, unknown culture may be a life-changing opportunity. Travelling to new places necessitates knowing how to engage with new people. So try to take an adventurous trip this year. You can also opt for adventurous activities in your own hometown instead to save. money.
  5. 3. Learn Something New
  6. Frequent mental workouts, such as those obtained by taking a college class, reading a difficult book, or learning a foreign language, have been shown to increase the function of areas of the brain involved in memory, learning, and decision-making. Set a realistic goal for yourself this year to learn something new. It’s simpler than ever before, because of platforms like Coursera, which provide open online courses, which allow you to take free courses taught by university professors. Alternatively, there are several short online courses available on different sites, as well as free content on YouTube which you can learn from.
  7. 4. Incorporate more whole foods in your diet
  8. Eating more whole foods is one of the simplest and most long-lasting methods to enhance overall health. Whole foods, such as vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, whole grains, and seafood, are high in nutrients that your body requires to function at its best. According to research, eating a whole-foods-based diet will lower your risk of heart disease, body weight, and blood sugar levels, as well as lessen your chance of certain diseases including type 2 diabetes. Slowly and steadily increasing your intake of whole foods is easily achievable.
  9. 5. Sit less and move more
  10. Many individuals sit more than they should, be it due to sedentary work or simply being idle. Sitting for long periods of time might be harmful to one’s health. In fact, it may be connected to an increased risk of mortality. Making a commitment to sit less is a simple and doable goal that can be adjusted to your own lifestyle. For example, if you have a desk job that necessitates lengthy periods of sitting, make a resolution to go for a 15-minute walk at lunch or to get up and walk for 5 minutes every hour.
  11. 6. Reduce your intake of sweetened beverages
  12. Sugary drinks have been associated with a higher risk of obesity, fatty liver, heart disease, insulin resistance, and cavities in both children and adults, so cutting back on them is a good idea. Gradually reducing your intake may help you break your sugary drink habit for good.
  13. 7. Get more quality sleep
  14. Sleep is an important aspect of general health, and not getting enough of it can have significant impacts. Sleep deprivation can lead to weight gain, heart disease, and depression. People don’t get enough sleep due to a variety of reasons, so focusing on your schedule and lifestyle to discover the best approaches to enhance sleep quantity and quality is critical. Simple measures to enhance sleep hygiene include limiting screen time before bed, decreasing light pollution in your bedroom, lowering coffee intake, and going to bed early.
  15. 8. Engage in a physical activity that you enjoy
  16. Every New Year, people spend a lot of money on gym memberships and online fitness programmes in the hopes of losing weight in the next year. Despite the fact that most people start off strong, the majority of them fail to turn their new routine into a long-term habit. Instead, choose an activity that you will love and that will fit into your schedule. Set a reasonable goal for yourself, such as walking a couple times each week rather than every day. Making a more realistic objective might help you stick to your new workout programme, especially if you’re new to it.
  17. 9. Start meditation
  18. Meditation is a scientifically proven method for improving mental health. It may be especially beneficial for persons who suffer from anxiety or depression. Trying out this activity is a great New Year’s resolution because there are various methods to meditate and books, podcasts, and apps that can teach you how to get started.
  19. 10. Take the stairs
  20. Run up the stairs in your workplace or at home for 10 minutes. This is a simple way to contribute to your fitness and keep your stamina up.
  21. 11. Read more
  22. If you enjoy reading, set a goal to read one new book (or more) per month. Joining or starting a book club is a great method to hold oneself accountable. It is also a fantastic way to find new books and reconnect with old and new friends. This will also give you the added advantage of lowering your screen time.