It’s that time again! Time to reflect on the year and start thinking of ways we can make some positive changes in the new year. I’ve always been iffy about the whole “resolution” thing since people use the new year to make impersonal and largely unrealistic goals. It’s no surprise that one third of resolutions don’t make it past the end of January! So instead of making a crazy resolution to go to the gym everyday in 2020, drink celery juice everyday and quit carbs altogether, this year it’s all about making smaller, more achievable goals. Below are 6 actually doable New Year’s resolutions we can all commit to!
MAKE SELF-CARE A PRIORITY
You’re with yourself all the time, but often it’s hard to give yourself the “you time” you deserve. Make 2020 the year of YOU by finding ways to make yourself feel loved and happy. Turn off the outside world and take a relaxing bath, buy yourself your favorite flowers, treat yourself to your favorite dessert or schedule a day where you can binge watch a new show alone!
EAT MORE VEGGIES
Instead of making a crazy resolution to lose weight by using restrictive measures like a juice cleanse or cutting carbs completely, try a more sustainable goal like making better eating decisions. One of the best things you can do to improve your overall health is to eat more vegetables. Start small by swapping packaged snacks with fresh veggies or packing your a homemade salad for lunch instead of eating out!
DRINK MORE WATER
One of the easiest health-related New Year’s resolutions you can make is to drink more water. I’ve talked about it many times on the blog, but it’s definitely something I want to commit to this year. Staying hydrated is important for keeping your skin healthy, boosting metabolism and keeping your body functioning properly. One way to trick yourself into drinking more water is to get a water bottle like the Healthish one that will keep you on track throughout the day. Another tip if you hate drinking water is to infuse your water with fruits, veggies and natural add-ins so your water tastes better!
GET MORE SLEEP
Did you spend 2019 always tired? This year make a goal to get more quality sleep. Maybe that means saying no to social plans or putting your phone on airplane mode when you get to bed. It could also mean investing in a better sleep environment or trying a new, calming sleep routine. Whatever it is, focusing on getting better sleep will help improve your mood and even increase productivity!
LIMIT SCREEN TIME
As influencers and content creators, we are constantly glued to our phones. A complete digital detox is often unrealistic for us because we have work and deadlines that need to be met on social media. However, this year I want to make a goal to limit screen time and spend more quality time with myself (hello, self-care), and of course with my family and friends. One thing I want to try to commit to is to not check my phone, Instagram or emails until I’m finished with my morning routine!
If you spent 2019 overwhelmed and anxious in your living environment, it’s time to declutter in 2020. No need to wait till spring to start Marie Kondo-ing your most unorganized spaces of your home. Start with one area in January and continue taking on a new area each month. By summer, you’ll be happy you started getting rid of things and organizing your life! More on how to get organized in this blog post!