10 Broken New Year’s Resolutions (And How to Keep Them)
8. Diet/Eat Healthy
This is a tricky goal to stick with all year around because we ALWAYS slip up. The best way to stick with this goal is to take small, gradual steps. If you NEVER eat healthily, it’s particularly hard to give up all that salt and sugar at the same time, and you’ll feel the effects. If you can start slow, you’re less likely to go through a period of “detox,” and you’ll still feel so much better. Start with focusing on eliminating one or two nasty items. Then start cooking or preparing a healthy breakfast to start the day with more energy. Then up it to two meals once you’re comfortable with it. Start bringing meals and snacks with you places instead of eating out or buying your lunch. Then start setting aside one night per week where you dedicate yourself to prepping food for the upcoming week. Cut up your veggies and fruit, make enough protein to last you through, whatever it is - it’s better than buying lunch or dinner every day of the week! Just don’t worry that it’s taking a few months - by going slow you’ve already lasted longer than you thought, right?
7. Learn Something New
You know that thing you’ve always wanted to learn? A new language, a new hobby, a new skill? Now is the time to do it! Being an adult and trying to learn something new without getting frustrated can be hard, and it’s all too easy to give up and settle back with the status quo. But you’ll never know if you don’t try by signing up for a new class or picking up a new set of tools. There’s no shame in working hard to learn something new, and we all have to start as beginners at some point. If you’ve always wanted to learn to swim, you can sign up for an adult swimming lesson! If you’ve wanted to play a musical instrument, find a music teacher online that’s in your area. No matter what it is, learning something new is always a great goal for the new year.