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Top Five New Year Resolutions

These are the most common resolutions that are chosen each year.

By Elise L. BlakePublished 3 years ago 3 min read
Top Five New Year Resolutions
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Every year the same questions go around while the champagne is being passed, fireworks explode and midnight kisses are shared.

“So, what are your plans for the New Year?”

"Did you make any New Year's resolutions?"

Or even my family's favorite one, "What resolutions are we all breaking this year?" As if it's a guarantee that those of us who will attempt to start one will fail just because we have year after year.

Some of us will try to be original, but for the rest, we stick to the same tried and true resolutions. We tell ourselves we’ll do better this year!

If you haven’t thought of what you might want to try to achieve this year here are a few suggestions of the top five common resolutions and a few tips on how to achieve them.

1. Lose weight.

This is without a doubt the most popular of the resolutions. It’s usually grouped in there with its partners in crime eating healthier and exercising more. This goal is achievable for anyone with proper planning and commitment. Start off slow by limiting snacking and sugary drinks and don’t fall for any of those fad diets which can do more harm than good. You want lasting results, not quick results. Start a conversation with your doctor, most will be happy to make suggestions based on your personal fitness goals.

2. Save Money/Spend Less

A simple goal, but not always the easiest if you live paycheck to paycheck. For my savings, I believe in making it more like a game than a chore. I started by completing the 52-week money-saving challenge where each week you save the amount of the week of the year from $1 until $52. I print out a Bingo-like sheet and cross out the numbers I have put aside as I go. It helps you save without the stress of planning everything out. If you can only afford $2 one week that's fine. If you follow the chart you’ll save $1,378 by the end of the year.

3. Learn a New Skill

This is the best time to try to learn something new. With thousands of things from painting to knitting, baking bread to share, and learning to yodel (Your neighbors might not appreciate this one as much as the spare bread) it only takes a few minutes of practice each day to learn something new.

4. Get Organized

As a college student, I thought I had my work organized until I was buried in work for finals across the kitchen table and asked my dad to get a notebook off of my desk. He couldn’t find it anywhere. Turns out organized chaos is still chaos. Whether you need to organize a desk, finances, or your snack draw. Take it one step at a time so you don’t become overwhelmed.

5. Travel More

Unfortunately with the current state of the world, traveling is going to be more difficult than before when all we had to worry about was finding an affordable deal and being approved for the time off. Don’t despair, this goal is still possible if the right precautions are taken such as quarantining, wearing a mask, and keeping the appropriate distance. There are many places offering online virtual tours such as Zoos and museums.

The San Diego Zoo offers live cameras so you can check in on some of your favorite animals.

Walt Disney World has a collection of virtual 360º experiences of all your favorite rides.

Virtual WDW

Best of luck with all of your goals this year!

Happy New Year!

B.K

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About the Creator

Elise L. Blake

Elise is a full-time writing coach and novelist. She is a recent college graduate from Southern New Hampshire University where she earned her BA in Creative Writing.

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