Better get started on your “new year, new me” resolutions list — 2019 has come!

The countdown is happening! 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 … Happy New Year’s Resolutions!

Every single year (without fail), we make the list of new year’s resolutions that we want to abide by — starting January 1. We put careful consideration and thought into which resolutions we want to make, all while considering what we know we can stick with.

Is that always the case? Do we actually stick to the list or follow through? I know I don’t, so I say it’s good to change up your lists every year so you can find something that you know you would want to accomplish!

Here are 7 resolutions that you should consider:

Break Your Smartphone Addiction

people looking at their smartphones

This is not necessarily one of the most popular resolutions, but it should be towards the top of your list. As I walk or drive around, I see people glued to their phone’s screen. Put it down and watch your surroundings — you never know what you might see!

Learn Something New

As a growing society (with an increased concentration on culture) this is a fantastic way to get to know your community. You could learn a new language, something that you have always wanted to study, or pick up a new hobby!

Volunteer

volunteers

I recommend this resolution to anyone — even if you just volunteer a couple times a month! The best part about this resolution is that you get to choose where you want to help out. From volunteering at animal shelters to helping out in the soup kitchen, this is a great way to feel like you are contributing to your city/state/community!

Read More Books

books shelves filled with books

If you are a reader, this is the perfect resolution for you. I know someone who set a goal to read 150 books within one year and he successfully hit that goal — by a stretch. You can re-read some of your favorites or discover new authors — this is a resolution with endless possibilities! I suggest Audible or Google Play Books for your audiobooks or ebooks!

Hit the Gym More Often

fitness resolutions

Courtesy of The Telegraph

As we all know, this is one of the most popular resolutions that (without fail) most of us always give up on by the first or second week into January. This year, try to set a goal to attend the gym three times a week (the days that work best), and then try to stick with it! This is a good resolution to keep because being a couch potato won’t allow you to live longer.

Eat Healthier

brightly colored fruits and vegetables

Courtesy of The Daily Meal

Eating healthy is the next step to improving your overall health — too much junk food = a not-so-motivated life. Start with something light, and slowly incorporate more and more healthy foods, such as vegetables, chicken, and a healthy balance of fats to carbs. It’s all about balance, people — don’t go cold-turkey right away, and instead slide your way into the food charts’ DMs. Skinnytaste.com has a variety of delicious yet simple recipes that would help you stay on track!

Save More and Spend Less

saving money

This is a resolution for everyone because it could teach you things about your expenses you didn’t already know. Be sure to check out Cleo — a fun and interactive way to track your budget! If you don’t have Facebook, check out this list of budget tracker apps!

 

New year’s resolutions range (depending on the person) from simple to complicated. Even though we may give up on some of them early on, it’s important to try and stick with them. Just keep going — you can do it!

Did we leave any resolutions out? What is your resolution this year? Let us know in the comments below.

If healthy eating is one of your resolutions, check out these vegetable-based recipes that are perfect for winter!

 

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