It’s time to make New Year’s resolutions! Most people resolve to save money, read more, or get in shape–but there’s a reason just one-third of these resolutions only make it into February. If you’re ready to break this cycle and make 2020 your best year yet, consider these creative New Year’s resolutions.
- Pick up the phone.
You know all those people you’ve been meaning to call? Make this your year to actually get it done. Stop relying on social media or texts to stay in touch and resolve to call one person every week. Your loved ones will be happy to hear from you, and you'll feel more connected in your relationships.
- Stay hydrated.
Ditch the typical health-related resolution of going to the gym more often and vow to drink more water instead. Staying hydrated can boost brainpower, improve energy levels, and impact weight loss. To get started, you can invest in a fun water bottle for easy access, swap out your daily soda for H2O, make it a point to drink a glass of water right when you wake up.
- Get informed.
There's so much going on in our world, and we know it can be hard to keep up. This year, make it a priority to cut through the clutter and stay informed on important issues. Find trustworthy news sources and check them frequently so you can stay in-the-know. Many outlets also give you an option to sign up to receive a digest of the top news stories every day.
- Say no.
Every year, many people resolve to say yes more and try new things. While saying yes can be great, saying no also has its benefits. Saying no to things or activities that aren’t important to you will help you stay in control, give you more energy, and increase your confidence.
- Make a theme for your year.
If New Year's resolutions aren't your thing, considering having a theme for your year. Reflect on your goals and choose a word or mantra that holistically embodies everything you want to achieve. This word or mantra will define and guide your year and help you stay on track. Be sure to remind yourself of your theme daily, write it down and display it, or share it with friends and family.
Looking for more New Year’s resolution tips and tricks? Check out our article, “6 Ways to Actually Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions.”