Each year, people resolve to lose weight, eat healthier, exercise more; however, most people fall back into old habits after a few weeks. Here are some resolutions you can make and keep for good.
1. Be nicer to people around you
This one is easy. Try to be nicer to people you encounter. Just because you’re having a bad day doesn’t mean you need to take it out on others. A little kindness goes a long way.
2. Save more money
Even putting away just $5 every week will add up – that’s $270 in a year! Sometimes it can be hard to save money, but putting away small amounts every time you get paid will add up after a while.
3. “Unplug” more often
In today’s day and age, pretty much everyone carries around a smartphone. We get so lost in them sometimes that we forget to spend time with loved ones, or even take care of responsibilities like cleaning the house. Every now and then, “unplug” for a few hours; turn off your phone, computer, or any other electronic device you use daily. I try to unplug every Sunday. I keep my phone on in case of an emergency, but I don’t check it all day unless it’s a phone call. I then start the week on Monday feeling refreshed.
4. Spend more time with the ones who matter
Sometimes work and/or school can take away a lot of precious time with loved ones. Try to set aside time to spend with the people you care about most. Life is short, and you’ll regret burying yourself in work rather than spending quality time with loved ones in the end.
5. Get organized
The new year is a good time to go through all your old stuff and donate things you don’t want or need anymore. If you haven’t worn it in the past six months, you’re not going to wear it. Donate it to Goodwill or the Salvation Army. You’ll have more room in your closet for the things you actually wear, and you’ll be helping someone at the same time. Win/win.