Unique New Year’s Resolutions to Strive For
We are less than 24 hours away from 2018 and I’m sure we all have some ideas of the New Year’s resolutions we want to keep. I’m all for the cliche resolutions like exercising more, eating healthier, saving more money, but those are resolutions almost everyone has. Here’s a unique list of resolutions to consider going into 2018.
Keep a Happy Things Journal – Write down one thing that makes you happy and why every day for the whole year. Cherish it forever.
Get rejected once a day – You’ll never know the awesome things you can get if you just ask.
Save money by trying the “double it” method – Start with just one penny. The next day double it to 2 pennies. The third day, double that to 4 pennies. Repeat all the way until the end of the year. You’ll have saved around $300 dollars. Spend or save as you see fit.
12 months of new things – Each month, strive to mark off something from your bucket list or simply do something new.
Keep a Happy Memories Jar – Every time something good happens during the year, big or small, write it down on a piece of paper, date it, and put it in the jar. At the end of the year, reminisce about the good things 2018 brings you.
Smile at someone once a day – Brighten up your and someone else’s day.
Keep a Dream Journal – These are great for creative folk as dreams can often inspire us.
Do a puzzle a day – The kind of puzzle doesn’t matter; keeping your mind sharp does.
Set aside at least one hour a week to destress – How you destress is up to you. You could take a bubble bath, read a book, paint your nails, whatever makes you feel good and gets your mind off of negative thoughts is the important things.
Commit to 15 minutes of cleaning a day – Cleaning sucks, but when you only have to do it for 15 minutes, it doesn’t seem so bad. And you’d be amazed at how much you can get done in 15 minutes.
Learn a new hobby – It’s important to find and surround ourselves with new things in order to continue growing ourselves.
Start collecting something – Collecting is good for you! Start a collection of something that matters to you.
Cook something new once a week – Broaden your horizons and your cooking skills. Committing to this resolution is bound to impress your friends and loved ones.
Take one picture a day – The picture should be of something significant of that day. It doesn’t have to be big, but whatever you think is a big deal for that day. At the end of the year, put together a photo album or scrapbook of all the pictures from the year.
Reinvent yourself – We all have that one aspect of ourselves that we hate. Maybe it’s physical like your style or maybe it’s emotional like your inability to let go of grudges, but whatever it is, reinventing your lifestyle can be a step in the right direction to your best and happiest self.
Visit a museum a month – Being cultured is a good things. Dedicate some time to appreciate the arts.
Commit to one hour a day with no electronics – Electronics are great for many things, but it’s important to put them down every now and then to do something else.
These are all great resolutions to attempt this year. Picking one or two (three if your a go-getter!) can help improve your life in small ways. I wish all of you a very happy new year and good luck on all of your resolutions. If you need help sticking with them, Brittany has a great post on how to stick to your New Year’s resolutions.
Let me know what your resolutions are in the comments below!
I’ll see you guys on Sunday!