60 New Year’s Resolution Ideas for 2022
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With the New year around the corner, we are all enthusiastic about setting a New year’s resolution, but the main goal is to stick to it.
In order to stick to your new year resolution, the trick is to stop being vague with your resolution and get absolutely clear about your new year goals.
For example, your resolution is to be more healthy this year?
Well, what do you need to do to be healthy? Get absolutely clear on that and break it down.
Maybe you want to walk more this year. But what do you mean by ‘more’? Get specific on that too.
‘Walk 5000 steps every day’. That’s a good new year’s resolution and you will be able to know exactly if you will be able to do it or not.
So here in this post are some good new year’s resolution Ideas for all areas of life that you can stick to.
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Healthy new year resolution Ideas
1.Walk 5000-10000 steps everyday
This new year, make a resolution to be more physically active. Sit less and walk more. You can obviously start slowly.
Use a fitness tracker to track your steps.
Start with 1000 steps. 1000 steps might seem too low a goal, but compared to not walking at all, 1000 steps is a good starting point. Then increase slowly.
Here’s a fitness tracker watch to check out
2.Start eating one healthy meal
Eating healthy is one of the top new year’s resolutions all people set. Make it a resolution this new year to slowly change your eating habits and incorporate more healthy eating habits.
You could start with a healthy home-cooked breakfast for a start. Here are some rules for healthy eating.
3.Start getting up at 6 am
By getting up at 6 am one can have more me-time and actually give time for self-improvement activity. Waking up early shows that you are enthusiastic about life and not to mention the amount of work that could get done early in the morning itself.
Here are my tips on how to wake up early and become a morning person this new year.
4.Exercise for 20 mins everyday
Many people set new year resolutions to get active and start exercising, but the reason why we fail is that we only set resolutions, but not a schedule.
If you want to stick to your resolution of exercising this new year, set a schedule for exercising- what time you will exercise and how much.
While it is advised to just start with what you have, our human nature is such that enthusiasm sets in only when we have items necessary to make the move.
5.Eat only home cooked food for a month
This is a valid new year resolution given the amount of food we tend to eat outside, not just tolling our health, but also our money. This new year, make it a goal to eat more home-cooked food and try out one new recipe every Sunday and perfect it.
Once you follow this resolution for a month, you are more likely to turn it into a habit and love eating home food.
Check out this air fryer that will easily turn you into a home chef!
6.Drink more water
Become a total water drinker this year. Buy your own water bottle and keep it close to you at all times. Here’s a water bottle to motivate you to reach your water goals!
7.Keep half hour for learning something new every day
Learn something new every day related to your niche, related to your skills, and upgrade your mindset and skill set. Keep half-hour scheduled in your daily routine.
Here are some ways to learn something new every day: listen to podcasts, subscribe to newsletters you want to learn about, read more, buy courses, etc.
My new year resolution is to learn more about blogging for at least half-hour every day in the evening and grow my blogging skills.
8.Be consistent with meal times
Given the irregularity of our mealtimes, and how much most of us skip some meals altogether, determining and resolving to be consistent with mealtime, setting up a proper timetable for breakfast, lunch and dinner is a healthy new year’s resolution to keep.
P.S check out this sandwich maker
9.Spend more time in nature
This year, spend more time in nature, to soak up the sunshine, bask in natural light, feel the wind, and be close to greenery.
10.Practice Gratitude Journaling
Make it your new year resolution to focus on the bright side and count your blessings. Make it a resolution to practice gratitude by writing down 5-10 things you are grateful for.
Here’s a gratitude journal to try this new year
While you are on your way to work, feel thankful and bless strangers you pass through silently in your heart. Make it a daily habit to be grateful every day.
11.Set limited Social media hours
This new year set social media hours. Instead of scrolling anytime and anywhere, make it your resolution to use social media only in the allotted hour.
Give 1 hour for social media max. Anything more than that is not healthy.
12.Read 1 book a month
Reading is the best thing you can do for your personal growth and self-improvement. A good new year resolution to make is to read at least 1 book every month.
If you want to know how people make time to read every day, well, here is how I make sure to read everyday.
Many people say that just getting a kindle can make you the reader you always wanted to be. Here are my reasons why I love my kindle too.
Financial New Year resolution Ideas
The first obvious financial new year resolution is to save more. Set a goal on how much you want to save every month. Here are ways on how to save more money this year.
14.Pay yourself first
I have learned the habit of paying myself first from the greatest personal finance book of all times- ‘The Richest man in Babylon’.
Before anything else, this year resolve to keep 10% of what you earn to pay yourself first. This money should solely go towards your assets or any form of investment.
15.Make a plan to pay off debt
Everybody resolves to get rid of debt each year, but fails to make a plan. So this year, resolve to make a plan first to pay off your debt.
Here is how to make a debt pay off plan
16.Start an emergency fund
This will be one of my new year’s resolutions too- To start an emergency fund.
Keep another 5% or 10% of your income for emergencies so that you don’t have to worry about not having money when uncertainty comes in.
17.Stop living pay check to pay check
If your money comes in and by the end of the month, all you are left with is nothing, then this year resolve to stop living pay-check to pay-check. The first step is to be determined enough to be able to stop living such a way and look for solutions.
If you are ready, here are some tips to stop living pay-check to pay-check.
18.Track every penny you spend
Budgeting and expense tracker apps really help in tracking your monthly expenses. This year resolve to track your spendings and save more.
Here are some apps that help you track your personal expenses.
19.Stick to a monthly budget
Create a monthly budget and stick to one. An easy way to stick to a monthly budget is to follow the 70-20-10 budget rule.
20.Make multiple sources of income
An average millionaire has 7 different streams of income. Having multiple sources of income allows you to be more confident and secure, not to mention the amount of cash you will have coming from everywhere.
This year, resolve to add at least one other source of income. There are legit ways to have multiple sources of income.
21.Create a Spending Plan
For those who find it hard to stick to a saving money plan, I get it. I recently read somewhere that instead of creating a savings plan, try creating a spending plan where you plan your spendings and put a limit on them.
If investing is something too unfamiliar to you, you must learn immediately to be comfortable with it. Since last year, I started investing money in my blog, and this has helped me gain an actual income from my blog.
23.Pay Credit card debt on time
With the amount of credit card debt an average person gets into, this financial new year resolution is perhaps the most needed and must be stuck with.
24.Read more books on building wealth
If you want to take charge of your financial situation this new year and your new year resolution is to improve your money situation, then the only way to accelerate the process is to first read more books on building wealth.
Here are Top 7 personal finance books to read:
- Think and Grow Rich
- Rich Dad Poor Dad
- The Richest Man in Babylon
- The Millionaire Fast Lane
- The Science of Getting Rich
- The Millionaire Next Door
- 4 hour work week
New Year Resolutions Ideas for better self care
25.Add a self care schedule into your daily routine
This new year don’t leave your self-care behind. Don’t keep self-care at the last, don’t keep it as something you give time to after all else is done, but instead schedule in a self-care time into your daily routine.
Here’s a book to help you with Practice Self Care Daily
26.Meditate for 10 minutes daily
Meditate for at least 10 minutes daily. You could subscribe to the headspace monthly plan or simply listen to meditation music on Spotify or Youtube.
You could also resolve to go for a 10 day Vipassana meditation retreat next year. Trust me, it is life-changing.
27.Wear Nice Clothes even at home
This quarantine taught me how important it is to wear nice clothes even at home. Just putting on a little effort to make ourselves look good by combing our hair, putting on nice pajamas, putting on moisturizer, and taking care of our appearance, gives a boost to our spirit and mood.
So this year I have resolved that I will always dress nice even at home, buy more clothes for home and put and effort to look better even at home because it actually makes me feel nice.
28.Find time for hobbies
Find the time to reconnect with your inner child and your true passion. You don’t have to be good at it. Just the satisfaction of fulfilling your passion and interest is great.
Those who find time for hobbies are creative and happy people. Paint once in a while, listen to music, write poems, do whatever fills your soul.
29.Set a morning routine
I have been following my morning routine for many years now. I longer leave home in a rush in the morning and always make sure that I give myself time to prepare for the day.
If you want to jumpstart your morning and create your own morning routine, this book is the one for you.
30.Set a bedtime routine
If you have a hard time sleeping at night or have nighttime anxiety, creating your own soothing bedtime routine with 2-3 activities free from electronics might prove helpful and also help you to sleep better with anxiety.
Journaling is an act of self-care because when we journal, we straighten our thoughts and can come into contact with ourselves. We can develop a healthy relationship with our own selves. The benefits I have gained from journaling have been life-changing.
If you want to try out journaling, here are 30 Journal prompts for Self Discovery by Yung Pueblo.
32.Set up cleaning schedule
This new year, follow a cleaning schedule where you set out specific days of the week for laundry, changing bed sheets, decluttering, and deep cleaning your home.
33. Pray with partner morning and evening
An often left out practice when it comes to self-care is Prayer. I think prayer is an essential part of self care because it brings us closer to our true self and brings in faith and belief.
This new year resolve to make it a daily habit of prayer, and if you have a partner, resolve to pray together. Not only will your relationship become healthy, but you will nurture awareness and true harmony as you both pray for peace, love, and happiness together.
34.Limit screen time
Set up your daily screen time limit. Here are some ways you can make your you limit your screen time.
35.Bring more mindfulness in daily life
Another good new year resolution for self-care is to bring more mindfulness to your daily life as you go through your day’s activities.
Mindfulness means to bring presence in your actions, and when we are present, we cannot suffer. When we are present, joy automatically switches in.
So this year try to bring more mindfulness while eating, walking, or any of your daily activities.
36.Call friends and family every Sunday
In this modern world, while the world has become incredibly connected, still we hardly ever truly stay connected with our friends and family by actually having a conversation with them, calling them, and meeting them.
So a new year resolution to call your friends and family every Sunday is a good resolution to keep.
New Year resolution Ideas to break bad habits
37.Don’t use social media first thing in the morning
Break up with the toxic habit of using your phone and social media first thing in the morning. Keep your phone far away, and instead, cultivate a morning routine you will love.
Here are other toxic morning habits to quit
How much time, energy and money do you waste partying? If you think this habit is taking a toll on you, quit partying. Find something to work on, and pour your energy to making it come true and living the life of your dreams.
Here are 20 things I did to simplify my life
39.Go without complaining for a month
First, go without complaining for a day, then try it for a week, then try it for a month. As you do this, you will see how much we actually complain over totally small things.
Don’t be disheartened, but follow your resolution throughout. As you slowly keep up with it, you will find yourself more rejuvenated and with more energy.
Here are ways to quit smoking naturally
41.Quit sleeping late
This new year, cut off your old draining toxic habits. Create a bedtime routine free from electronic devices and start sleeping early.
42.Start your day without Caffeine
A high intake of caffeine is bad for health. If you drink more than 3 cups of coffee everyday, then you need to cut it down.
43.Don’t renew your Neflix/ TV subscription
This year resolve to watch less TV/Netflix and engage in more active learning. Don’t renew your Netflix subscription, instead subscribe to Udemy, Skillshare, Audible to learn and grow.
44.Don’t order food online
Uninstall all apps for food ordering and challenge yourself to prepare your own food.
45.Cut back on alcohol.
If your new year’s resolution is to cut back on alcohol, you don’t have to do it cold turkey. Try these tips to cut back on alcohol gradually.
Multi-tasking is known as doing two things simultaneously in order to increase efficiency. But faraway from increasing efficiency, it decreases our ability to focus and do deep work. Resolve to quit multitasking habits and be productive.
47.No junk food for a month
Resolve to quit eating junk food and any outside food for a month.
Here are my easy tips on how to stop being a procrastinator in 2022.
Eco Friendly and Sustainable New Year’s Resolution ideas
49.Always bring your own water bottle
Are you in the habit of buying water whenever you’re out and you get thirsty? Ditch the habit this new year and always carry your own water bottle with you. This is simple practice is one essential habit you must start if you want to contribute to sustainability.
Here is a cute water bottle that can easily fit in your bag.
50.Use less single use plastic
Try to avoid single-use plastic as much as possible. Here are the 10 worst sources of single use plastic and how to replace them
51.Always take your own carry bag
Resolve to always take your own carry bag whenever you step out of the house.
You might as well even take containers if you can. I carry my own plastic bag and containers every time I go to get groceries and avoid taking a plastic bag as much as possible.
52.Limit your food waste
You can limit your food waste by using your food waste for composting, by limiting junk food and outside food, and cooking your own food at home. Here is an article you might find helpful- how to limit your food waste at home.
53.Go meatless once a week
If you want to be more sustainable this year, avoid your meat intake. Start slow and go meatless once a week. Then you can increase it to two days and so on.
54.Drive less, walk more
Another eco-friendly new year resolution idea is to drive less and walk more. If you workplace is nearby, go walking, or get yourself a bike.
Not only will you help the environment, but also be fit and healthy.
55.Start a kitchen garden
Here is a video to start a kitchen garden. I love her videos!
Here are something’s you can do to save electricity-
- Use more natural light
- Use LEDs
- Reduce the use of electronic appliances
- Turn off your refrigerator
- Wash clothes in cold water
- Turn off lights when not in use
- Don’t charge your phone overnight
- Air dry your laundry
- Use solar power
- Reduce excessive heating and cooling
Here are some ways to save water-
- Turn off tap when not in use
- Take shorter showers
- Fix leaks
- Only use washing machine when the load is full
- Don’t use your toilet as dustbin
58.Be sustainable with skin care
Sustainability in cosmetics means that the whole process of the production of the product is environmentally friendly.
If you want to be more sustainable with skincare here are tips for a sustainable beauty routine.
Here is how you can start composting at home
60.Be conscious when you shop
This new year resolve to be a conscious consumer. Here are some ways you can be a conscious consumer.
Final thoughts on Keeping New Year’s Resolution
So these were some good new year’s resolutions to keep for 2022. These were just some ideas to keep you healthy, save more money and to help you change your life completely this new year
Once you set your new year’s resolution, the main task is to stick with it. One thing I suggest you do if you want to stick to your new year’s resolution is to make your new year’s resolution or your new year’s goal as specific as possible.
For example- want to lose weight this year? Set your resolution to workout for 5 days a week for 30 mins at 5 pm. Be exact with what and when, then work on making it a habit, and you are more than likely to stick to your new year goals.
Then make sure you do these 12 things at the start of every month
All the best!