New years resolution ideas

2020 is drawing to a close and now 2021 is approaching upon us. What a horrific year it's been! Although many of the horrors of 2020 will come with us to the new year, some of your old habits you can leave behind.

New year, fresh start. Make yourself feel good again and come up with some new year's resolutions to start afresh. We are hoping these ones, you can actually stick to! Improve your life.

Here are our 21 new year's resolution ideas you can stick to!

Pick up a hobby

With 2020 bringing life to a complete standstill, it made many of us realise that we haven't found time for a hobby.

Did you know that having a hobby is good for you? Hobbies can lower your stress levels, boost your brain power, improve your ability to focus, and more. You can also study a course to learn a new hobby!

Create an additional income

Money another thing we have taken for granted until 2020 hit us. With many out of jobs or put on furlough, additional ways of getting income is important.

While we certainly cannot predict there will never be another world wide pandemic, we can safely assume that more uncertain times are still ahead.

Creating an additional income stream is one of the ways you can hedge your bets and create more financial security.

Start by doing some research on popular side hustles, and write down the ones you think you’d be good at.

Learn something new

Set the resolution to learn something new in order to have a better understanding of the world and how it works! If 2020 taught us anything it was that free time is a great way to learn.

Start a course to boost your knowledge or career. It doesn't take huge commitment and the rewards in return are brilliant.

Eat fewer calories

There are many reasons why most of us should set a resolution of eating fewer calories. The most obvious reason is to lose weight. After all, carrying excess weight puts us at a greater risk of a whole range of serious health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers.

With all of the contradictory information out there on what to eat, sometimes it’s hard to decide what to do when you want to lose weight. Of course it's fine to indulge every now and then, but try and be more healthy!

 Move more

If 2020 taught us anything it is that exercise is important for our mental health! It doesn’t matter what you choose to do, join a sports team; get a smart watch and take at least 10,000 steps a day; get up every 20 minutes and stretch; or join an online fitness class. 

Not excersising it makes it more likely that you’ll be overweight, and it puts you at a higher risk of depression.

Get involved in your community

Whether it’s your neighborhood community, an online community or a religious place of worship now’s an excellent time to get more involved. This year has taught us that being involved in the community is important to help those who are vulnerable.

Getting involved in your community helps you expand your network, make new friends, and contribute to things that matter to you.

Stop procrastinating

This year has made even the hardest of workers procrastinate. It's been horrible! However, make 2021 your year. Start getting things done. This will help you to ensure that you won’t be sitting there at the end of next year wondering why you never got around to working on yourself or your goals

Create a personal development plan

Change is automatic, but growth is intentional. The beginning of the year is a great time to do some introspection and set some personal development goals.

What are the skills you want to learn? What are the character traits you want to develop? Once you know the areas in which you wanna develop, come up with a plan to get there. It could be getting a qualification or boosting your skills!

Here are just a few ideas to kickstart your list. Remember, pick goals you are likely to stick to!

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New years resolution ideas