This post is about New Year’s Resolutions you can actually achieve
Every year, I make a mental list of New Year’s Resolutions that I plan on achieving. Every year, I do absolutely nothing on the list.
After doing some research, I found common New Year’s Resolutions that people attempt every year – and I created easier versions of them. These resolutions are actually achievable, and will help you live a better 2019!
Here’s 15 common New Year’s Resolutions, and 15 creative versions of them you can actually achieve.
New Year’s Resolutions
1. Get in Shape
“Get in shape” is a very very broad statement. Having an end goal of getting in shape is very undefinable, which makes this goal very unlikely to achieve
Instead of trying to “get in shape” why not try to make a goal of exercising more? For example, if you don’t exercise at all, have a goal to go on a jog twice a week. If you exercise a lot, have a goal to add time onto your workouts or go to the gym one extra day a week.
2. Earn More Money
Simply stating “earn more money” is very difficult. Why not have a goal to ask for a raise, earn a promotion, or start another job on the side. If you think outside of the box, you’ll find a creative way to earn more money!
3. Get More Sleep
I truly believe that this goal is not very attainable by anyone with a busy life. Instead of trying to sleep more, focus on changing your sleep schedule. If you’re used to late nights and sleeping in, slowly change your sleep schedule to be more consistent with waking up earlier.
4. Watch Less TV
If you’re like me, TV is your escape. I constantly find myself binge watching a new show on Netflix or Hulu. If it wasn’t for TV, I’m pretty sure I’d have a mental breakdown at least once a week in my dorm.
Instead of trying to watch less TV, maybe try and watch TV that teaches you something new. I like to watch nature documentaries, so at least I’m learning something while I’m procrastinating homework.
5. Find a Significant Other
I think this one speaks for itself. I don’t really ever think a goal should be to find a significant other.
Instead of having a goal to find a significant other, why not focus on surrounding yourself with positive people? Make a point to be nice to everyone, and slowly exclude the negative people from your life.
6. No Stress
No stress is pretty hard to achieve. Why not focus on reducing stress? Start meditating, focus on positive things, and take a little time every day to focus on yourself.
7. Get out of Debt
Especially if you’re a college student, eliminating debt all together is most likely impossible.
Instead of having the goal of eliminating debt, try saving money to start paying your student loans when you graduate, or get a job if you don’t have one.
8. Learn a New Language
Thinking back to highschool, it’s not exactly easy to “learn a new language.” Instead of trying to become fluent in something, why not focus on learning about another culture?
If you’re learning about another culture, you usually pick up on a bit of the language. In the future, if you decide that you want to become fluent in that language, it will probably come easier after learning about and experiencing part of that culture already.
9. Travel More
Has anyone heard of college students and student loans? Traveling more is something that a lot of people just can’t afford to do. There’s nothing wrong with not being able to travel – have a staycation!
Think of this New Year’s resolution as taking time to explore a new area, and learn new things. Travel inside of your budget! Take a trip to a different part of the state, or stay with family to cut down normal travel costs.
10. See Your Doctor more Often
I really do not agree with this one at all. You should never have to go to see your doctor unless you’re really sick. Plus, going to see your doctor usually costs a lot of money.
Instead of going to see your doctor, why not focus on taking preventative measures to help stay healthy. For example, get a flu shot, exercise more, and try to eat healthier.
11. Start Remembering Important Dates
Simply trying to remember important dates is probably not the best approach to actually remembering them.
Try using a calendar or planner, whichever you prefer. I personally have a paper planner where I write detailed tasks that I need to complete throughout the day, and I use google calendar to schedule out each day.
12. Get Over Your Fears
Completely getting over fears is probably something that is much harder and takes much more time than just a New Year’s resolution.
Instead of trying to get over your fear, why not try taking steps to prevent getting very upset when faced with your fears. If you’re afraid of heights, and know you’ll be facing some while on a trip, why not take measures to calm yourself before being faced with the height to try to make it more bearable.