So, the first of January has come and gone, and you didn’t make any new year’s resolutions. You were busy, the world is in chaos, and it just wasn’t a priority. That’s okay – we get it. Luckily, there’s nothing written in concrete to say that new year’s resolutions have to be made on the first of January, which means you can make them right now! Your next problem is figuring out which resolutions to make. You’re probably bored of the same old resolutions each year, which is why you don’t always stick to them. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered on that too. We’re going to be giving you four fun and creative new year’s challenges to help make 2021 one for the books!
Plan for the future
Why not take your new year’s resolution a step further than just this year? Everyone puts off planning for the future, but trust us, you’ll feel better once everything is sorted. It won’t take long, either. Set up a will, make a separate account for your retirement savings, and put your end of life planning in a secure place. Getting this behind you will allow you to focus on all the opportunities that 2021 has to offer.
Break a personal record
Is there anything more fun than setting a challenge for yourself? Instead of setting a specific target for your goals, set your aim on breaking a personal record. This can be anything you want it to – reading more books than ever before, hitting a weight you’ve never hit, or earning more money than in previous years! If you feel like this is an idea you can get behind, try to break as many personal records as possible. Keep in mind that this will require hard work and dedication, so it’s important to stay motivated.
Complete a thirty-day challenge each month
Thirty-day challenges are a great way of motivating you to push yourself each month, as well as helping your build healthier habits. The most popular thirty-day challenge is the plank challenge, but you get a variety of fitness-related thirty-day challenges. And if fitness isn’t your forte, you can find thirty-day challenges for nearly anything – self-care, journaling, writing, and even music. This is a perfect way of trying new things without having to commit for long periods of time. After your thirty days, you can decide whether you want to stick to this habit or not.
Try something new each week
If you want to get out of your comfort zone and try new things, this is a great way of doing it. Make a list of things you’ve always wanted to try, and get started. These things can be anything – exercises, music genres, hobbies . . . the possibilities are endless. If you’re looking for more consistency, try to try a new dish each week to expand your palate and learn more about different cultures’ cuisines. Click here if you need some inspiration. Since a lot of places are closed, you can take it a step further and try making these dishes yourself.