7 Achievable New Year’s Resolutions for 2022

Stay on track by setting reachable goals.

Make New year's resolutions for 2022.

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It’s almost 2022 but there is still time to compile your New Year’s resolutions. Instead of turning to the usual vows to get rid of all junk food or to start running 5K a day that are sure to be broken sometime in February, set goals that are achievable.

According to Business Insider,  by the six-week mark, 80 percent of people fail to stick to their resolutions, especially those that are related to getting healthier. But that is no reason to skip making resolutions.

So, instead of setting grand over-reaching goals, sets smaller more manageable resolutions that when accomplished, will make you feel good and give you the confidence to make real life changes. Check out this list of seven achievable New Year’s Resolutions that will inspire you to write your own.

Be Kinder

Some people believe that being kind is something people are born with but kindness can be learned. In fact, the more kind acts you do, the kinder you can become. You can resolve to become kinder by doing just one kind act a week, suggests a blog on Puffy. It’s as easy as thanking your bus driver or your server, carrying a heavy bag for a neighbor, or putting food out for a stray cat.

Resolve to be kinder by helping others

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Try Something New

Set a goal to do one new thing a month. You can start a DIY home decorating project, visit a museum you always wanted to go to in person or virtually, cook a new recipe, or learn a new card game. At the end of the year, you will have learned or experienced 12 new things.

Try a new recipe once a month.

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Do Some Self-Care

Besides taking care of others, resolve to take some time for yourself. According to RL360, self-care in your downtime can be anything that relaxes you from taking a bubble bath, watching a feel-good movie, or doing yoga. After a stressful year, a little self-care once or twice a week can go a long way for your mental and physical health.

Take a relaxing spa bath.

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Helping others will make you happier and more fulfilled and this is backed by science. One of the best ways to help  others is through volunteering. You can commit to a one-time event like participating in Good Deeds Day or Giving Tuesday. Or you can choose to volunteer weekly or monthly by helping at an animal shelter or at a food bank. Choose something that is near and dear to you and you will be motivated to keep it up.

Volunteer at an animal shelter.

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Work at Your Relationships

The relationships you have with family and friends are vitally important during these stressful times. That’s why it is important to show people how much you appreciate them and how much they matter to you according to the Puffy blog. Don’t forget that the holidays can be the loneliest times of the year for people who live alone or are isolating, so make time to be fully present in person, calling, skyping, or Zooming with the people you care about. Or reach out and reconnect with someone you have lost touch with and reestablish the relationship.

Stay in touch with family and friends on Zoom or Skype.

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Live More Sustainably

The New Year is the best time to commit to taking care of the planet and living more sustainably. Choose one easy way to green your life every month like shopping with reusable bags, eating less meat, using eco-friendly cleaning products, or taking public transportation to work twice a week suggests RL360. At the end of the year these small changes can add up and help you reduce your carbon footprint.

Resolve to shop with reusable bags.

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Get Outside

Spend time in nature, it’s good for you. Did you know that being in nature reduces stress? That’s because nature has a calming effect. Other benefits include soaking up Vitamin D and improving the quality of your sleep. So resolve to spend just half an hour a week outdoors by taking a walk during your lunch hour, walking instead of driving to the market, or just relaxing in your own backyard. If it’s too cold to go out, bring some nature in by adding indoor plants to your home.

soak up some nature during your lunch break.

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