New Year’s resolutions don’t just have to be ‘do better’ resolutions they can focus on ways of living, techniques or strategies for subtly improving your life and well being effectively. The New Year’s Resolutions we feature in this article all tackle problems in a different way, either from within or by applying fun to the process. All of them lead to a healthier, happier life.
1. Create A Healthier Lifestyle
Get in shape, lose weight, eat healthier food and even learn yoga. Begin to implement a healthier lifestyle at the beginning of the year with the intention to fully embrace a healthy lifestyle by the end of the year.
This way, you can make a plan for how you will implement the necessary changes and steps throughout the year.
Courses such as our Daily Exercise Course will be the perfect complement for this kind of New Year’s resolution.
2. Improve Your Annoying Habits
Do you procrastinate a little too much? Perhaps you are unorganised, too tardy, a clutterbug or unnecessarily messy?
Habits even as small as failing to make your bed can annoy you as much as they may annoy people around you. These little habits have a more profound impact on your sense of self and wellbeing than you might give them credit for and not in a good way.
Little annoying habits cause us to feel inadequate, incompetent and even a failure. Little by little they chip away at our confidence, esteem and sense of joy and they don’t have to because they are usually easy to resolve.
If you have annoying habits, resolve to target two or three of them throughout the year and work on eliminating them by the end of the year.
Start with easy things that you might change quickly, such as making your bed, or remembering to tidy away after yourself one room of your house.
When you’ve accomplished one habit work on the next thing and see how many habits you can zap before the year is out.
3. Make Your Home More Wholesome
Think about how you can bring more joy into your home. Take a pot planting training course and bring some nature into your space. Add more scent to your home, remove the clutter, paint the tatty parts of your house and update some of your decor if your budget allows.
If you don’t know where to start our Home Decorating Course will give you plenty of ideas to get you started.
Make a new years resolution to bring your home to life in 2020. It’s something that you’ll probably enjoy doing too!
4. Sharpen Your Mind
There are plenty of ways that you can enhance your mental skills, concentration and focus.
Whether you learn how to improve your memory, speed read or even meditate. There are many ways that you can get started.
Courses such as the Yoga Training Course will help you to sharpen your mind. As will practising meditation, improving your problem-solving skills or working on your memory.
By the end of the year, you may become a member of Mensa!
5. Make More Connections
Even if you are social, it never hurts to meet more new people. Instead of staying home or sticking to your usual circle of friends, consider switching things up and making more connections in 2020.
Meeting new people can bring new experiences into your life; it can enhance your mental health and wellbeing. It can also bring you new knowledge and even career opportunities.
Making more connections stops your life from getting stuck in a rut, and it helps you out of a rut if you are already in one. Which means it’s a great new years resolution to consider.
6. Get Active
Getting active may mean getting fitter to you, but it doesn’t just have to mean that.
It can mean travelling more, gardening, exploring more of the area near your home, getting out more or taking your dog on new walks in different locations rather than the same spot.
These kinds of activities will help you feel revitalised and healthy and will give you some form of exercise too.
If you’ve been living an inactive lifestyle, just making these kinds of changes will bring fun while you exercise. Then maybe next year you will feel more inclined to step up the fitness levels – if that’s something you strive for.
Check out the Travel and Tourism Course to learn how to make the most of your travels.
7. Clear Up Your Stress Triggers
Stress is no good, we are sure you know this. While we understand that we can’t control the onslaught of stress in some situations. There are usually plenty of other situations where you can reduce your stress triggers.
Make a New Year’s Resolution to take an audit of your life and track what causes stress and then look for ways to eliminate, reduce or manage it – in that order.
Some of these New Year’s Resolutions may not be the most glamorous, but they do guarantee to bring you a happier, healthier life if you work on mastering them.
You don’t even have to complete one resolution as a whole, even if you applied effort to some aspects of some of these resolutions above, you would surely begin to live a happier and healthier life.