It's time to start thinking about your New Year's resolutions for 2023. A new year can be the start of you making changes and living your dream life. At the start of a new year, many people have lofty goals and resolutions. A new year's clean slate may appear to be the ideal time to reset and get to work on our plans for growth and change. This is especially true after the holiday stress.
Ideas for New Year's Resolutions
Here are a few examples of small changes that would make excellent 2023 New Year's resolutions:
1. Make a better budget.
Making a vow to save more money is the one New Year's resolution that will benefit you the most in the long run.
Before you return to work in January, create a rough budget that works for you — and a plan for sticking to it.
2. Read more books.
The month of January is ideal for curling up with a new book. To keep yourself accountable throughout the year, why not connect with friends and peers to discuss the best pages you've read?
3. Make a cleaning schedule that you will follow.
Keeping your home tidy without doing a deep clean every week can feel like a tall order. True, you may be under-cleaning some difficult areas, but you may also be over-cleaning others.
4. Spend some time alone.
Alone time allows you to practise self-reflection. Putting yourself in a quiet place to think may lead to more profound answers. You might discover what you truly desire in life. Spending time alone can also be used to take care of yourself. There are numerous self-care techniques that you can incorporate into your daily routine to improve your overall wellness.
5. Commit to a better sleeping routine.
Many problems can be traced back to a bad night's sleep. But there is so much more we can strive for beyond a reasonable bedtime. Developing a plan to improve your sleep hygiene — the habits you maintain to get a good night's sleep every night — may look different for everyone, depending on when you need to be active and working during the day. Your brain relies on cues to regulate your internal circadian rhythm, and your daily choices can interfere with these. Begin taking control of your sleep by completing these ten tasks throughout the year.
6. Prioritize annual health screenings.
Open your calendar app (or planner!) and make all of your appointments for the year in one sitting — not only will this relieve the anxiety, but exams will be less likely to be squeezed out as life gets crazy. Begin by asking your primary care provider which screenings (e.g., mammogram, colonoscopy) you are due for. Schedule those, then proceed to the dentist's office and your ophthalmologist.
7. Become a plant owner.
This weekend, stop by the garden centre after brunch. According to research, the mere presence of indoor plants can reduce human stress levels, and one study discovered that actively caring for plants calmed the autonomic nervous system and lowered blood pressure.
People who work near plants report higher concentration, satisfaction, and perceived air quality.
8. Get into a body-positive frame of mind.
Social media can be a valuable tool for kicking off new health goals in 2023, but it is also easy to be misled by certain trends and social pressures. If you know where to look, there is a growing movement that embraces all shapes, sizes, colours, strengths, abilities (and disabilities!).
9. Wear workout clothes that make you happy.
Spend the afternoon looking for workout clothes that flatter your figure: Studies show that what we wear affects how we feel, which affects our ability to get things done.
10. Think bigger
When we think big, we open the door to big things happening. Even if you don't get everything you want, there's a good chance you'll have accomplished something significant.
You'll have discovered how powerful and capable you are. We can gain a better understanding of who we are and what makes us happy.
I hope one of these resolutions helps you in 2022. Plan ahead of time so you can be ready on day one. I hope that the coming year is one of the best you've ever had.