During the last weeks of December, most of us eagerly wait for 1st January. New Year! Because we hope this new year will bring good news, success, good health and happiness in our life. To help you get more success and happiness in 2021 here goes – 25 popular New Year’s resolution ideas for 2021.
3 Key rules to follow while writing your new year resolution:
- Less is more. You can create 100+ new year resolutions. But it will overwhelm yourself and most of them would remain unfinished. So its better to plan what you can achieve. In short – create an achievable new year resolution.
- Keep self wellness and happiness above everything else.
- In your new year resolution focus on things that have the most potential to improve your life. Other small things should come later.
New Year Resolution Ideas For 2021
1. Be more active
In 2021 your first goal should be to stay healthy and active.
Today many of us live a sedentary lifestyle (or close to it), therefore we need to make sure we are doing enough physical activities to keep ourself fit and healthy.
Activities like running, walking, cycling, hiking etc. can help you live a more active lifestyle.
In your year planner make it a priority to exercise 4-5 days a week.
Note: 15-25 minutes of morning workout session can be a better option if you are:
- A person with a day job from 9 am or 10 am.
- Generally, have a busy day and hard to manage time in the evening.
- At evening you become exhausted from work.
2. Know your power and invest in yourself
Naturally, we all become experts in some fields.
In 2021 you need to find and do more, what you do best.
And when you discover your powers… you have to make it stronger by investing in yourself.
It will open up big opportunities for you and can bring huge career achievements.
Or, if you use it for charitable work, it will bring happiness and positivity into your life.
3. Live for yourself
You need to enjoy your life the way you want. Don’t be sorry for loving your self and enjoying your own life.
4. Spend more time in nature
There are many health benefits of spending time in nature as little as 30 minutes.
Some of the benefits of spending time in nature… (main article benefits of spending time in nature.)
- Spending time in nature reduces stress and anxiety.
- Being in nature boosts creativity.
- It will reset your internal clock.
- Spending time in nature improves memory and cognitive function.
5. Learn, learn and learn
It’s never late to learn a new thing.
Learning a new thing is fun (sometimes, also challenging.)
And when you finally complete the process a new skill adds up… and you develop better self-confidence.
6. Be a morning person
In this year set a goal to wake up before 6 am-7.30 am.
There are many benefits and reasons to be a morning person.
Many people manage to wake up early morning, it’s their daily habit.
But why they wake up so early?
Benefits of waking up early:
- It’s good for your body and helps you to start a healthy lifestyle.
- You can get more things done in the morning.
- You can complete one or two things before most people start their day.
- You can work on your side hustle in the morning then go for a regular job.
And there are many more benefits of waking up early in the morning.
7. Check-in with yourself
Most of the time we start something by thinking one thing. But as we move forward, sometimes we forget our ‘why’ and the purpose gradually fades away.
That’s why time to time we need to sit down and figure out our vision or long-term goals.
This way we can concentrate on things what matters.
8. Remember what you want in your life
What you want in your life and your goals are important.
Be clear about things you want to accomplish this year. Make a plan and achive it.
9. Hobby’s and passion
Getting stressed out time to time from work and life?
Spending some time doing things you are passionate about can be the saviour.
Picking a hobby and passion is a great stress reliever and you can explore yourself and understand your likes and dislikes better and be happy from inside.
10. Eat healthy food
If you are worried about gaining fat or you are not getting the desired result even after exercising then you should check your diet.
This year focus on developing healthy eating habits.
Check out: 10 Health Benefits Of Intermittent Fasting
11. Start reading books smartly
Another good new year resolution to make is to read more books in 2021.
But everyone is not a good reader and sometimes you can’t manage time to read a whole book.
Today you can actually read books without reading the book. And to get the most of its core ideas you don’t even have to consume its whole content.
You can listen to audiobooks while commuting, cooking or gardening…
Sometimes you don’t need to read the whole book to get the most out of it. You can watch youtube videos on book reviews …where you will get the core ideas within 10 to 15 minutes.
Every day many new books get published. But many of them aren’t worth the read. Watching or listening to a book review is a great way to find out the core ideas and filter out and read only the good ones.
12. Select an ideal person
You need to find someone whose ideas matches with you or their work inspires you.
Learn about them and how they did it. You don’t have to follow exactly what they did… but most of the things you will find similar and it can help you to get to your goals faster.
13. Turn your hobby into a career
Today the Internet opened up many ways to turn your hobby into a profitable career.
You can find many people making 6-7 figures by making youtube videos, promoting brands in their IG, teaching and selling online courses, dropshipping…
If you are passionate about something and you can see there is a demand for it… then you can turn it into a career or an extra source of income.
Manage one hour every day to work for things you are passionate about.
14. Be organized
If in 2020 you struggled to increase your productivity and to do things faster… then in 2021, you should be more organized.
Organizing your day and space around you will make it easy for you to switch between things and getting things done faster.
Recommended reading: 7 Things That Stops You From Successfully Build New Habits
15. Contribute to charity
It doesn’t matter how much you are giving… all that matter is your participation.
Wealth is not equally distributed and sometimes people who need it the most… are the one who lacks it the most.
But if you are capable of helping someone when they need… help them.
When you involve yourself with a good cause you will find more joy and purpose in your life.
16. Spend time with family
Spend more of 2021 with people who care about you.
You can get lots of happiness when you spend quality time with your family and realize their sacrifices and the things they have done for you.
17. Sleep and reduce stress
Interfering with natural sleep patterns can rise various health issues such as – obesity, poor immune function, lack of concentration and many more…
6 to 8 hours of good night sleep is crucially important for your body.
This year allocate your time properly so that you can get at least 7 hours of good sleep time.
18. Spend only in cash for a week
Going cashless is great. But if we are not aware of how much we are spending… in the long run, it can hurt us financially.
Every month spend only in cash for a week. Make it a habit.
Because when you pay in cash for the things you buy… you will notice exactly how much money you are spending.
It will help you save money from buying things you don’t need and in making good monetary decisions.
19. Give yourself some ‘me’ time
No matter how much we try to avoid negativity in our life, time to time it affects us badly. And too disinfect its effect and to embrace our life with positivity, daily or weekly we need to give our-self some ‘me’ time.
You can schedule some ‘me’ time whenever you feel you need to refresh your mind and just charge yourself.
Taking time for yourself refreshes your mood and also helps you to develop a better bond with your partner, parent, colleague or employee.
20. Organise your gadgets home screen
Today we spend a lot of time with our phones, laptop, pc…
Like your house or room, you need to organize your gadgets home screen for more productivity.
Especially to save time.
Keep only important apps or icons at the front.
And place unimportant stuff and social media later.
Because, when you do that every time you turn it on you will see those things which are important to you.
And you will be less tempted to check your Insta or FB stories.
It can save a lot of time.
21. Keep exploring yourself
You develop courage, every time you choose a new experience over fear.
Sometimes it’s ok to feel vulnerable and open yourself for new things.
It can help you find some new talents hidden inside you.
22. Take control of your life
When we hold ourself accountable for things we do and things happening around us… we get full control of ourself.
When you take control of your life; you will be happier and you can live a life as you want.
This YEAR make a resolution to take control of your life.
23. Enjoy the process
Many times we think getting something in our life or achieving something will give us the ultimate happiness. Yes, certainly dreaming something and achieving it gives us pleasure and happiness… but it does not give us that much what we have thought.
And there are times when it fails… and you start hating your life.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
You need to enjoy the process. You need to enjoy your journey of reaching towards your goal. Because it’s the best way to make your dreams come true and be happy.
24. Be someone’s mentor
Teaching someone actually makes you stronger in that subject.
But you don’t need to be a teacher.
Be someones mentor instead.
If someone needs your help or you can help someone, to learn something you already know, spend a couple of minutes to answer their questions or clearing their doubts.
25. Maintain good social interactions with peoples
Today world needs more and more…nice peoples.
It’s easy to be a hater and it’s worthless to point out other peoples insecurities and make them feel embarrassed.
Some people say words without thinking about how much it can hurt the person in front of them.
Before we talk we need to think about its consequences.
In general, we need to be nice towards others in 2021.