5 New Year’s resolutions you can actually keep
Another year over and another list of resolutions we’ll probably never keep. You might say you’re going to get a six-pack like Chris Hemsworth, travel to exotic new locations and finally write that novel but let’s be honest, you probably won’t. And that’s OK. There’s a reason why so many people sign up for a gym membership in January and quit in February. Change is hard.
But there are several New Year’s resolutions that are actually quite easy to keep and could have a significant positive impact on your life. Allow us to demonstrate.
Drink more (filtered) water
Studies have shown that those who drink at least 8 pints of water a day experience better sleep, higher energy levels and better metabolism. So, why not treat yourself to a water filter this Christmas and then spend the rest of next year enjoying 12 months of pure, filtered tap water and enjoying all the health benefits of drinking more quality H20?
Finish 10 books
How many of us have a backlog of books sitting idly by the side of our beds? And then how many of us spend a solid 30 minutes before bed staring at our phones rather than indulging in a good story? Break that cycle next year and commit yourself to finish at least 10 books by the end of the year. You might find you sleep better without that nagging blue light too!
Eat vegan once a week
Going vegan is one of the best things you can do for the planet and for your body. But we appreciate that cutting out meat and dairy products entirely can seem like a major step. So why not ease yourself into the lifestyle by cooking a vegan meal once a week? Maybe do “Vegan Wednesdays” and experiment with new recipes. By the end of the year, you might have convinced yourself you can do it full-time!
Stand up more
Particularly in the wake of the pandemic and the onset of the remote working movement, so many of us spend 8-10 hours a day sitting at a desk. This is not only bad for your back but for your general health too. Every hour spent sitting down slows your metabolism and can have an impact on your mental health too. So, take an hour every day to go for a walk or just work standing up. If you find you have more energy afterwards, consider investing in a standing desk and treating yourself to a seat for an hour every day rather than vice versa.
Drink less caffeine and booze
We’re not saying you need to cut caffeine and alcohol out of your life entirely. We all need our vices, after all. But if you’re one of those people who like to consume 8 cups of coffee a day during the week and a bottle of wine for dinner or 6 pints on a Saturday night, consider halving the amount you consume. You’ll not only save money, but you’ll do wonders for your health too!