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Once the holiday season arrives, we all start reminiscing about the events that took place in the year behind us and setting goals for the year ahead. With New Year just around the corner, we’d thought we’d take a look at the ten most popular resolutions many of us will be putting on their to-do lists in 2022.
Ditch bad habits
Many of us have habits they’d rather ditch. Whether that’s smoking, drinking, eating fast food, or not being active, poor choices cost us our health. What’s more, they can also put a dent in our wallets. What better opportunity to turn over a new leaf than the start of a new year?
Save more money
Saving money sounds great in theory, but many of us have trouble putting money-saving habits into practice. A great way to make this process interesting is by rewarding yourself every now and then. For some, it’ll mean treating themselves to some designer clothing they’ve been eyeing for a while. For others, it’ll mean taking that once-in-a-lifetime trip to satisfy their wanderlust. Whatever it is, by saving money for that special something, you can spend it guilt-free.
Become a more organized individual
Other than being better with money, many of us would like to be more organized individuals. All it really takes is to become more mindful about how you go about your day. Dedicate a portion of your day to meet your daily goals, and use lists to keep track of everything. Also, look for storage solutions to keep all your documents in one place, and think twice before you purchase something. Both of these tips will help keep your home clutter-free.
Spend more time with your loved ones
It’s safe to say that the year behind us has taught us some valuable lessons, one of them being the importance of friends and family. Not only does quality time with loved ones boost our mood, but it’s also essential for preserving health and well-being. Make regular calls, meet over a coffee, or hang out using a video chat app. In this day and age, there are literally no excuses not to keep in touch with those who matter.
By far the most popular New Year’s resolution involves losing weight and getting in shape. This year is no different. The truth is, the lockdowns that took place during the pandemic have caused many individuals to put on some weight. The good news? By simply shifting your focus and making time to eat right and exercise, you can successfully shed those extra pounds and keep them at bay.
Start a new hobby
Both 2020 and 2021 had us staying at home more than usual. As a result, many of us started taking up new hobbies. For some, that meant starting a backyard garden and trying their hand at cooking. For others, this included taking up a musical instrument and learning a new language. If you’re looking for a productive way to spend your free time, give these hobbies a try in 2022.
The past two years were the time that many of our priorities have changed. We realized just how unpredictable and uncertain life can be, and this served as a wake-up call for many. If you, like many others, started to feel like you’re in a rut, 2022 could be the year of change. You can transfer jobs within the company you work for, or change industries. It’s up to you!
In need of a change but not necessarily a career one? Updating your home could be a great way to make it a more welcoming and comfortable place to be. And we all realized just how important this is when the pandemic hit. Whether it’s a low-cost update or a large-scale home improvement project, home renovations go a long way in boosting not only your home’s curb appeal but also its value!
Live more sustainably
The New Year is also the right time to change your lifestyle for the better and adopt some eco-friendly habits. As our planet faces some serious environmental challenges, you can do your part and make a difference. Switch to reusables, install LED lights, avoid using plastic, and do your best to conserve water. It’s simple but effective.
Be more present
Feeling disconnected? Spending more time on your phone than you’d like? This new year could be the right time to take a break from social media and be more present. Get your body moving, meditate whenever you can, and give yoga a try. Not only are these effective ways to beat stress, but they’ll also help you live more at the moment.
The holiday season is the most anticipated time of the year, and many are eager to start with their holiday plans. That said, what comes afterward is equally, if not even more, important. By setting goals beforehand, you’ll have something to look forward to after the holiday season’s over. Manage to follow through with your goals, and you can really make 2022 count!
Eliana Davison is a Writer/Marketing Specialist with a high interest in
wellness and a healthy lifestyle. A fashion enthusiast with the aim to inspire people with her writing.