As 2018 draws to a close and the new year inches closer, there’s no doubt a lot of Aussies will be setting themselves some New Year’s Resolutions. According to this YouGov poll, the most common resolutions involve weight loss, eating healthier and saving money. While vowing to lose 10 kg and stop eating chocolate are both noble goals, how realistic is it? (especially when 80% of resolutions fail). Instead of making broad goals why not instead choose to implement small changes over the course of the year? Here are some ideas to help inspire your resolutions list.
Spend More Time With People That Matter
Seems simple right? Whether it’s penciling in a monthly meet up for old friends or just finally returning your mum’s call, making time for your loved ones is important. If you already make family and friends a priority then why not spend time with the orphaned elderly? Yes, you read that correctly. There are plenty of lonely nursing home residents that would greatly appreciate having a chat.
Plan Something Exciting
Nothing gets you through a tough week like having something to look forward to. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a big holiday overseas but maybe a spa day or just going to your favourite restaurant for a nice meal. Having a little reward in sight will keep you going through tough work weeks.
Literally, save your coins. Instead of planning to save $10,000 in 8 weeks or some other unattainable goal, save your change. Just like you did as a kid, get yourself a piggy bank and watch as you build a tiny coin fortune. It’s a great way to save for bills or even, a family holiday. If you don’t like the idea of accumulating coins, download one of the many apps that round up small purchases and soon you’ll have enough to buy yourself that bag you’ve been eyeing for months.
Pick Up a New Healthy Habit
While quitting a bad habit is a fantastic goal, it can sometimes feel a little bit too daunting. If you’re not quite ready to give up your naughty habit, why not pick up a healthy one instead? Life is all about balance, right? Adding in a weekly green smoothie or filling in your Saturday morning with a jog rather than bacon and eggs will help you to start creating healthy habits. Before long, you might be reaching for your sparkling water instead of sparkling wine.
Get More Steps In
It can be tempting to hop in your car every time you need to dash down the road, but walking is an easy way to keep fit. You don’t have to power walk to pick the kids up but making a conscious effort to get your body moving more regularly will do wonders for your mental and physical health.
What are your goals for 2019 LiveTribers? Will you be setting any resolutions?