New year’s resolutions can be tough. Many people think that their resolution has to be something extreme – lose 100 pounds, find a new job, become a vegetarian, quit smoking – and it can be very difficult to keep these resolutions going strong all throughout the new year. Instead, why not set a few new smaller personal goals that are more manageable? Here are a few things we suggest you do to refresh and reset in 2022.
One of the most common new year’s resolutions is to join a gym and work out more frequently. However, a significant number of people that plan to do this often quit after just a month or two because they set their goals too high. Rather than trying to force yourself to work out for 2 hours per day 7 days per week, think smaller. If you currently go to the gym 2 or 3 days per week, try to make it four. The same goes for healthy eating. Instead of trying to cut out all carbs or becoming a vegetarian, buy healthier snacks at the grocery store or plan out your grocery list before you go. These resolutions are much more attainable and will encourage you to keep doing them.
Make Time For Yourself
It’s easy to get roped right back into work, friends, family, kids’ activities, etc. as soon as the holidays are over. In 2022, try to make more time for yourself. Whether that means getting a massage once in a while, scheduling a babysitter for a much-needed date night, or taking to a new hobby, find something to help you relax.
Find The Right Skin Care Routine
If you went into the holiday season feeling self-conscious or unhappy with the status of your skin, take the time this new year to figure out the right skin care routine for you. It may take a few trial and errors with different products to discover which are best for your skin, but once you find a face wash, lotion, or mask that improves the look of your skin, it will have been worth it.
Get More Sleep
This year, make an effort to get a full 8 hours of sleep each night. Not only will this help you be more mentally prepared and refreshed for each day, but sufficient sleep is important for your overall health as well.