New year’s resolutions are often made with the best of intentions but rarely stick, so if you’re planning on setting some goals for next year, do so a little more carefully. Focus on things that are realistic and will actually make a difference to your life- here are some examples.
Eat your five a day
When the clock strikes midnight on January the first, so many of us put ourselves on silly restrictive diets. They make us miserable, and as a result they just don’t last. Instead of making the same mistake over and over, do something different in 2020. Aim to eat sensibly, with a focus being on healthy produce and getting in your five a day. Allow yourself treats but do so in moderation, maybe every Saturday night you could have a meal and a dessert that you really fancy (but aim to keep it reasonably sensible). A plan like this is relatively easy to stick to long term, and something you’ll feel the effects of fairly quickly.
Take up a hobby
When you get older, leave school and your time is filled with work, running a home and other responsibilities, it’s so easy to neglect your interests. If you have no hobbies to speak of, it’s important to take one up- they keep you productive in your free time, help you to meet like minded people and are fun which sometimes we just need. We’re all so good at doing everything for a purpose, rarely do we do things just for the fun of it so this is something that allows you to just let loose. See if there’s a class or group being held locally to where you live in a subject you’re interested in.
Get out of debt
Make it your mission to get out of debt in 2020, being in debt is stressful and expensive and sorting this out is something that will massively benefit your life. Cut out all luxuries for a while, sell what you no longer need to raise funds and consider taking on some extra work. Speak to a finance company who can advise you about things like personal loans to be used for consolidation, or a debt charity if you’re really stuck.
Learn to drive
As millennials, less of us now drive than those in past generations. When you have a license you have the freedom to go anywhere, you improve your job opportunities and it might even give you the confidence to move further away where properties are cheaper and better. It’s a fantastic skill to have, consider booking your lessons if you can’t drive yet.
Socializing can often take a back seat in our busy lives, but spending time with the people we care about is essential. It helps you to keep close bonds and maintain a support system around you. When things go wrong in life, having a friend to support you can make any situation easier to cope with. Loved ones can provide you with a different viewpoint or perspective on your problems too, which can be really useful when you’re focused on things from a certain way.