When the new year is just around the corner, you probably find yourself thinking about the resolutions you’ll make. Whether you want to stay healthy, rebuild your wardrobe, or do something else entirely, planning your resolutions before January 1 rolls around may help you to stay on track with them. The hardest part will be deciding which resolutions will fit your needs.
Keeping Your Body Healthy
One of the most popular resolutions is for good reason. Keeping your body healthy helps to keep your mind healthy and can even help to ensure that you spend less money on your insurance every year. Eating a healthy diet full of leafy greens and lean protein, drinking plenty of water, and getting exercise is an excellent start. For many people, further supporting health by investing in personalized vitamins is a good idea.
Donating Time or Money To Charity
Another popular resolution is to donate more time or money to charity. First, consider which causes are most important to you. Do you want to feed the homeless? Perhaps you’d like to spend more time with dogs at the animal shelter. If you have the time, you can volunteer in the evenings or on the weekends. Of course, charities always need monetary donations as well, so if you don’t have time, you can donate money to the cause of your choice.
Updating Your Wardrobe
Maybe you’ve put fashion by the wayside for the last few years and have been wanting to update your wardrobe. There’s no better time than now. Whether you purchase a few new outfits at once or add new pieces throughout the year, improving your wardrobe can boost your confidence and make you feel like a million bucks every time you step outside.
An increasing number of people deal with anxiety on a daily basis. If you’re looking for a natural way to try to deal with it, consider resolving to practice mindfulness. This means that you work on focusing on where you are right now in life rather than living in the past or worrying about the future. You can do this via meditating, journaling, or a number of other ways. The key is to find something that works for you.
Are you reading as many books as you used to? If you’ve always loved to read but find you don’t have as much time to do so these days, it’s important to make time for it. Commit to reading a chapter a night before you go to bed. If you prefer your books in large doses, consider dedicating one day a month to doing nothing but reading. There are plenty of digital books these days, which means you can even read during your breaks or on train commutes.
Trying New Foods
It can be easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes to food. You cook the same meals or choose the same menu items every time you go out to eat. If you’d like to be a more adventurous foodie, commit to trying one new food every week. If you have the time and can follow a recipe, you can find plenty of easy and new recipes to try. If you prefer to eat out, consider trying new restaurants or at least ordering something new off the menu at your favorite spot.
Creating a Cleaning Schedule
When life gets overwhelming, cleaning often gets put on the back burner. The sad truth is, though, that a messy house can make you feel even more overwhelmed. If you’d like to ensure that your home is the safe and comfortable space you want it to be, create a cleaning schedule that you’ll stick to. Commit to going through the house each evening to pick up stray dishes, trash, or laundry. Once a week, spend time deep cleaning one room of the house. This way, you’ll spread out your cleaning to make it more manageable while still building the oasis you deserve.
Above all else, remember that resolutions can be started at any time of the year. If you fall off the wagon with one of your resolutions, don’t be afraid to get back up and try again.