The New Year is coming. It is the time to think about New Year resolutions. We have a few suggestions for you that really make sense and will really help you.
1. Reserve one day a week for the family
If you ask old people what they regret the most, they will say, they didn’t spend enough time with the people they love. And we should take that to heart right now, because our loved ones will not always be with us. Plan a day with your family every week. Invite your parents for lunch, go out into nature with your children or go for a walk with your siblings.
2. Travel somewhere you have never been at least once a year
Paris, Dublin or Amsterdam? If you have never been there, it is right time to go! You will not only discover other cultures but will see a new side of yourself.
3. Read at least one book a month
You always plan to read more, but you never find the time? Does that sound familiar? We suggest to buy a smaller paperback edition book and always carry with you. You can make the most of your time during a day, few minutes at the bus stop or in local transport to read.
4. Change your diet
If you do not want to switch completely to organic products right away and cannot visit the weekly market regularly, you should at least try to eat seasonal and regional food. This means that when choosing fruit and vegetables, you should focus on the products that are in season. This way you help to preserve our environment because absurdly long transport routes are avoided, you eat fresh and healthy – and support your region.
5. Eat less meat and animal products
Consuming less milk, cheese, eggs and above all meat means less animal suffering and at the same time makes an important contribution to climate protection – and it can also be healthier for you. A diet with fewer animal products but of better quality can do a lot in the new year.
6. Exercise twice a week
It doesn’t always have to be the big goals. Instead of preparing for the next marathon or bikini competition, just start exercising 20 minutes twice a week. This can be a round of jogging in the city park, a yoga session at home or in the nearest gym, a short bike ride from work to home, or a few laps in the swimming pool around the corner.
7. Reduce stress with anti-stress massages
Do you often think that a massage would do you good, but hardly have time to find a suitable time for it? Then we have the right tip for you: With a neck massager you can reduce stress yourself and relieve tension in sore muscles.
8. Surprise your partner with small gifts
If you’ve been with your partner for a while, romance can fall by the sideway. Cook him his favorite meal, open a bottle of wine at dinner every now and then or pick him up from work. Your partner will appreciate small gestures of attention and may return the favor for you. You should never take the most important people for granted!
9. Learn to say “no” more often
With endless work deadlines, social engagements, family responsibilities and the hope for some self-care, it can feel like we’re in a constant battle with time. Learning to say no more often just might be the solution. Appreciating your need for some “me time” is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself.
10. Stop smoking
It is the classic among New Year’s resolutions: finally quit smoking. The harmfulness of smoking is one of the most discussed topics. That is why we do not want to repeat the well-known findings at this point. One thing is clear: almost every smoker has tried to quit smoking, but most have failed. Above all, if you really want to quit smoking, you have to change your attitude towards it.
You will definitely not regret stopping a vice or starting a good thing. The reward is important! Regardless of whether you set your own goal or have chosen a resolution from our list: If you have been successful for a few months, celebrate it – with a short vacation or a wellness day, for example. Self-praise also helps to keep the resolutions going. If you consciously perceive and appreciate what you have already achieved, strengthen yourself for the future.
We wish you a great New Year’s Eve and a Happy New Year with your resolutions.