2023, is here already! Feels like 2022 just started and it’s over so soon. Whether 2022 went just as planned or you fell short of your goals this year, it doesn’t matter now as the slate is wiped clean. A fresh year brings a fresh set of opportunities to be your best self. But we all know how new year’s resolutions go, we set lofty goals and stick to them for a week or two before going back to our old ways. Let’s change it this year and stick to our goals, the key is to set attainable goals and to slowly work up to them, instead of abruptly changing your whole life. We also need to forgive ourselves for our mistakes and understand that total discipline is not possible, we will fall short at times, and that’s okay. We shouldn’t give up because of a mistake.
Do you want to challenge yourself but don’t have any resolutions in mind? Here’s a list of 10 best new year’s resolution ideas you can make to make 2023 better than 2022.
10 Simple New Year’s Resolution Ideas for a Healthy & Happy Life
A new year’s resolution that takes no money, 10 minutes of your day but improves your life tenfold, meditation. Meditation has so many proven benefits like decreasing negative emotions, controlling temper, improving mental health, stress management and so much more. All these benefits can be a part of your 2023, all you need to do is to take 10 minutes right in the morning sit down with your back straight and focus on your breathing. If you are proficient with yoga you can opt for your preferred meditation style but this is a great place to start.
The classic, the one we make every year but can never stick to, exercise. The benefits of exercise are undeniable, it helps in weight management, strengthens your bones and joints, strengthens your heart, and increases your general life expectancy. We all know exercise is good for us but how do we stick to it, make an easy goal of 3 thirty-minute workouts a week. It can be as simple as you want like going for a walk or yoga or weight training. Pick your interest and spend 30 minutes every other day making yourself healthier.
Learning how to manage your money is an important skill in life. 2023 can be the year where you figure out where all your money goes and how to save your money for the really important things. Review all your expenditure from this December and come up with a plan to follow from the new year. Once you make a plan, you’ll find it easy to save more money every month.
The cold winter during January is the perfect time to snuggle up with a book and tea. Reading is a really healthy habit. It exercises your mind and depending on the books you read, it can help you learn new skills or learn about topics you are interested in. Reading has become easier than ever as we always have our phones and can read any book we want on it, but I do recommend carrying the physical book as it makes the act of reading more fun.
Water is so important but during our busy lives, we can overlook it. This new year let’s make sure to stay hydrated at all times. Get a new water bottle as the childlike fascination of drinking from a new bottle can kick-start the habit. You can buy a water bottle with a fruit infuser to make it taste better and be more appealing. This is a truly unique new year’s resolution.
Reduce Social Media
The instant dopamine that social media gives us can make it so hard to imagine a life without it but social media has many negative influences on your mental health and detoxing from it has many benefits. You can truly start loving yourself instead of seeing fake self-love through your phone screen.
Get More Sun
We are much like plants, we need sunlight to survive and be happy. Of course, you should wear sunscreen but increasing your time in the sun can directly increase how happy you are. It has mental and physical health benefits and it is so easy to do.
Fix Your Sleep Schedule
If you get 5 hours of sleep a night between 3 and 8 am, I’m sorry to say that it is possibly the worst thing you could do to your body and mind. Getting 7-8 hours of sleep is a must and will help you look and feel better. Many people think that the way to fix your sleep schedule is going to bed sooner but actually the best way to fix it is by waking up early. A full day of exhaustion will automatically help you fall asleep on time.
Give a Compliment a Day
Whether it is to yourself, your friends, your family, or a stranger, giving a compliment a day can help make you more mindful and grateful. It helps create a positive and happier mindset allowing you to view life with a whole new perspective.
Devices Before Bed
One night a week, make it a point to switch off all devices 3 hours before bedtime. Ideally, you should do it every day but it is far too tough for anyone to even consider so do it just once a week. It improves the quality of your sleep and helps your eye set and, in the boredom, you might find time to do something you don’t have time to normally do.
Pick and choose among the new year’s resolution ideas that work for you or use these 10 as inspiration to make your own. A set of resolutions shows your weaknesses and working on them is the biggest growth one can under go. May 2023 be the year we all accomplish what we set out to but if we can’t there’s always 2024.