It’s that time of year again! You’re broke, you have crap lying all around your house, and that Christmas tree is still standing in your living… looking not so attractive anymore. Well, it’s time to plan for a NEW YEAR. Yep, this is a post all about New Years Resolutions. Pick one, do them all, whatever you choose… and make 2019 a great year.
Theirs a mix of different New Years Resolutions below. Ones to make you feel good, look good, and resolutions just to maintain a less stressful life.
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Stop Hitting the Snooze Button
I do this, every single morning… more than once, I hate admitting that. Truth is that it doesn’t help me or you in the long run. I often feel more groggy after hitting the snooze button.
Make a morning routine. Once your alarm goes off, get up and get ready for the day. Take a few minutes for yourself and prepare yourself for a day full of productivity.
Drink More Water
Yep, it’s the same old song and dance. It’s true though, most people don’t drink enough water.
If you’re not drinking enough water your skin starts looking dry, you don’t feel as good, and your hair doesn’t feel healthy.
Eliminate 1 Sweet a Week
Reducing your sugar intake is good for not only your teeth but also your overall health. Sugar increases your risk of obesity, diabetes, and increases stress on your body.
Take 1 day a month for just YOU.
We could all use a ME day. Taking care of yourself is important, if you don’t you can’t function mentally and take care of others.
Go to the spa, out to lunch with a friend, lay in bed and watch Netflix, get a massage, or whatever else you find enjoyable.
Remove one night of fast food each week.
Too much fast food isn’t good for anybody! I get it though, sometimes you’ve had a long day and you just wanna grab something quick. Look up some quick recipes on Pinterest or plan your quick meals ahead.
Set a bedtime and stick to it.
I’m guilty of this one, I tell myself every day that I’m going to bed early… only to look at the clock and realize that it’s 1 AM.
Getting enough sleep is important for your well being. You need plenty of rest to function properly, think clearly, and hopefully, you’ll get sick less often.
Drink water before bed.
Drinking water will help with your hydration for the next day. This is really important for those who don’t drink enough water!
Drink water when you wake up.
The same thing goes for when you wake up, start your day off right by hydrating.
Limit your time on Social Media
Eh, Social Media. It’s a love, hate relationship. Social Media can lead to depression, anxiety, eye strain, and less time being productive. If you normally spend 2 hours a day on social media, try to cut that time in half.
Think positive thoughts
When you think of things in a more positive light you’re going to have a better outlook on life, even the negative things in life. Anytime you find yourself in a negative space be sure to quickly change your mindset and think about the positive side of your situation.
Schedule A Checkup
To kick your year off right you should get a checkup. See where you are health-wise and how you can improve your it.
Schedule a Teeth Cleaning
Don’t only think about your checkup with your doctor. Schedule a teeth cleaning as well and get some x-rays done. Who knows you may have some cavitites after all those holiday treats.
I’m guilty of this one, and I know a lot of other people are too. My favorites words to say are, “I’ll do it tomorrow”, and then it turns into next week. Instead of putting things off just get it done right away. You’ll feel more accomplished and you’ll have one less thing to get done.
Step out of Your Comfort Zone
Stepping out of your comfort zone more often will reduce your anxiety in the long run. It will also encourage you to meet new people and try new things.
Find a Side Hustle
Make some money on the side of your full-time job, or your part-time job. We all know being a mom is a full-time job, but if you have a few extra hours in the day find some ways to bring in some extra money for the bills, birthdays, or the holiday season. Here’s my full list of side hustles HERE.
Learn Something New
Learning something new is a great way to find new hobbies and possibly even turn what you learn into a new business. A lot of people learn new trades and turn them into something great, for instance, some learn to quilt and sell their items on Etsy. It’s a great way to make money from something you love to do.
Get a haircut
Start the year off right with a new do. You’ll feel fresh and ready to start the year off right. You could also consider some highlights or a whole new hair color.
Schedule car maintenance if it’s past due.
Everyone should keep up with their car maintenance, vehicles are expensive and the last thing you want to do is have a problem that could have been prevented in the first place.
Do a whole house deep cleaning, don’t wait until Spring
A clean home after Christmas will start the year off right. Organize, put away all those Christmas gifts, light a fresh candle, and feel relaxed.
Declutter your home
Make your home feel fresh and clean to kick off the year right. Get your laundry done, take down all the Christmas decorations and kick the year off with a fresh and clean home.
Volunteer for a good cause
We could all lend a helping hand at some point in our lives. It feels good to give back to the community or to those going through hard times. Look around your community for local listings seeking volunteers or call a local shelter.
Double a Payment
If you can afford to try to double a payment once a month on one of your monthly bills. Some good bills to do this with are the ones that incur interest like credit cards, car payments, bank loans, mortgage payments, or anything else you’ve financed.
Put Money in your Savings Account
Set a financial goal and stick to it. A good place to start is by putting something as simple as $5 a week into your saving account each month. At the end of the year, you’ll have $260. It doesn’t sound like much but you can add more to it when you come across some extra cash. A good way to save without actually thinking about it is by using the Acorns App. You can find my full review on it HERE.
I know that New Years Resolutions very rarely make a difference, or you fall off track by January 14th. You don’t HAVE to do each and every one of these ideas, it’s just a list of some ideas that could make your life easier, more productive, or more fulfilling. Even if you only choose ONE thing on this list tries to put your all into it!
If you’re reading this post in the middle of the year, it’s never too early or late to make a change. Start today!