2020 New Year’s Resolutions
It’s officially the start of a new year and a new decade! We set the same resolutions every year but by February we lose motivation. Let’s do something different this year and set goals that are realistic and measurable. Here are a few resolutions that are sure to go the distance!
Drink more water
How much water you need to drink on a daily basis truly depends on the individual. With that being said, everyone’s intake level is going to be different. The rule of thumb is to drink 8 cups of water each day, so start slow and maybe add a cup to your daily dose with every month that passes!
Donate clothes that you never wear
This is the perfect time of year to take a day or two to purge your closets and drawers. Make a pile of clothes that you don’t wear anymore, bag them up and bring them to a clothing drop. Help someone in need and make room for new stuff!
Make your bed every morning
Although a small victory, starting your morning off by making your bed is an accomplishment. It’s a great way to motivate yourself and kick start getting things done for the day!
Bonus: Admiral William H. McRaven wrote a book called ‘Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life… And Maybe the World’. Check it out!
Pay it forward
Pay for someone’s coffee in the drive through line behind you or tell the manager of a restaurant how great your waiter/waitress was. It’s the little things that can brighten someone’s day, not to mention it’s good karma!
Get steps in during your lunch break
Sitting at a desk all day every day can be monotonous but taking a brisk walk at lunchtime can increase blood flow and boost your mood. If your work load is unbearable or you have a lunch meeting scheduled, try getting up from your desk for 2 minutes every 30 minutes. Ask a coworker to join you or put in some headphones and listen to a podcast!
Spend less time staring at your phone
Put down your phone and get back to having real, meaningful conversation with the people around you. Try putting your phone on airplane mode for an hour or two each day so notifications aren’t constantly popping up on your screen. Less time spent staring at your screen will reduce the strain on your eyes from harsh blue light and improve your posture.
Ditch paper towels and get reusable micro fiber cloths
Carrying around a roll of paper towels while you’re trying to clean your house can be a hassle. Make the switch to micro fiber wipes. They’re cheaper, environmentally friendly and most importantly, reusable!
Take the stairs
This one is a no brainer! Deciding to walk up a flight of stairs rather than taking the elevator seems like a minuscule change but over time will be extremely beneficial. Smaller changes like this throughout your daily routine add up and make you much healthier over time.