6 New Year's Resolutions You Actually Have The Time To Do




Each year pressure is placed on creating resolutions for self-improvement.

New Year – New You, right?


The problem is that while the intentions are good, most of those resolutions lose momentum and fizzle out almost as abruptly as they began, making us feel like failures, when indeed we are not - we are humans with lives that had preexisting demands prior to adding the resolutions.


Below we will talk about six resolutions that have the potential of making your life better in 2022, without taking away from your other responsibilities or setting you up to feel like a failure.


If you’re interested in something that will only require minimal planning, won’t take a complete overhaul of your routine to incorporate, and won’t require you to make an investment or join a service, but will give you all the feels and accomplishment of a good resolution and can last the entire year, then keep reading. This article is for you!


Without further ado, here’s our list of 6 New Year’s Resolutions you have time to do!


1. TRY SOMETHING NEW EACH MONTH

New Year resolutions often crash and burn because they try to tackle too much too fast. But with this one, you can take things as slowly as you want.


Set a goal once a month to do something you’ve never done before. It’s as easy as eating at a new restaurant, revamping your forgotten garden beds, taking a cooking class, redecorating a room in your home, or having a paint night with friends. However small or big, it’s still something to look back on at the end of the year.


2. SAVE MONEY

When you’re living paycheck to paycheck, you might feel tempted to splurge the moment your bank account is replenished; however, impulsive purchases can add up, no matter how affordable they seem in the moment. Challenge yourself to stop buying things you don’t need this year and instead save the money to create a nest egg for your future or for a bigger purchase your never seem to have the money to make. Vacation, new appliances, down payment on a home, the possibilities are endless.


At least 20% of your annual income should go to savings, according to financial planners, but if you save less in one month than you’re supposed to, don’t beat yourself up about it. Save what you can and try to get back on track as soon as you can.


There’s an envelope system of saving that works well for many people and makes it easy for you to save on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, depending on your savings goals. We’ve even heard of one where on the first day of the month you put the amount of the temperature that day into your savings jar and bank the rewards at the end of the year. The point being you can take control and make this as fun and easy as it needs to be to get your savings adding up.