As the clock strikes midnight, a new year is here. We’re quickly filled with ideas of, “...Oh wait, I didn’t make any New Year’s Resolutions!” Don’t worry! You still have to plenty of time to prepare for making 2021 an amazing year. Here are 10 New Year’s Resolution ideas to make 2021 a great year.
Spend more time moving and less time sitting.
Netflix is great and all, but have you ever looked out over a sweeping mountain top staring down at all you’ve just conquered? It’s rewarding, good for your health, and far more exciting than another episode of Schitt’s Creek.
Workout to feel better, not look thinner.
Let’s make 2021 a year of not falling for Instagram’s overly edited bodies and the fashion industry’s impossible perception of beauty. Workout for your health, not to obsess over the scale number and measurements of your waistline.
Plus, exercise comes with tons of health benefits like boosting your mood, helping you deal with stress, and keeping your body healthy overall.
Here are some home workouts to get you started on your New Year’s Resolutions.
Read more books.
Books are good for your brain and can even help your memory and concentration. So, think realistically and set a goal. Maybe you’ll read one book a month or perhaps one book every two months. Whatever works best for you! Keep track so you know you’ll reach your New Year’s Resolution goals.
Reduce your waste.
Do your part in helping our planet by reducing your waste. Don’t overcook and throw away food, choose more plastic-free alternatives, and stop using plastic bags. Mother nature will thank you for it!
Here are the do’s and don’ts to beginning your more sustainable life in the new year.
Learn a new skill.
What’s that one thing you’ve been dying to learn but keep putting off? Prioritize it and go for it! Who knows where it might lead you! Whether it’s a new language, a sport, or a hobby like knitting, add it to your list of New Year’s Resolution ideas and track your progress throughout the new year.
Make more time for yourself.
Sometimes we get so busy with work, errands, family, friends, etc. that we forget to ever prioritize ourselves. Make sure you do more things for yourself in 2021. It’s a great self- care New Year’s Resolution idea.
Drink more water.
It may seem like a silly New Year’s Resolution, but 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated, studies show. A lack of water takes a toll on your mental and physical health, resulting in early aging.
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Walk more often.
Take the stairs instead of the elevator, walk to the stores if possible, and avoid parking at the closest parking spot and just walk a little bit further. It’s good for you!
Keep a journal.
Reflection is so powerful, and it’s also linked to stress and anxiety relief. Plus, we’re living through a historical and interesting period of time, so it’s a great time to start journaling your thoughts and experiences.
Travel somewhere just for yourself (and who you choose to travel with).
Whether it’s a solo, romantic, or family getaway, take a trip for yourselves. No status updates or Instagram stories; just a trip all about enjoying the moment.
Looking for travel ideas? Here are some amazing warm weather US destinations.
Christa Adams is a writer, photographer, and sustainable traveler based in Barcelona. She's been traveling solo since 2014 has a passion for the outdoors, coffee culture, and exploring quaint European towns. Follow her adventures at www.thespiritedexplorer.com.