The New Year is finally here! As we near the end of 2021, it’s time to gather your planners, journals, and goals for a fresh start. It is the best time of year to make those changes you have been putting off. Why not get a head start on your New Year’s resolutions?
No matter how many times you failed your New Year’s resolutions in the past, don’t let that stop you now! Let 2022 be the year you get your life together or do what you’ve always wanted to do.
Several studies have shown that people who spend time doing what they want overall are happier and healthier. Let this be your year of doing what you want, being healthier, more satisfied, and the best you’ve ever been.
2022 New Year’s Goal Setting
Although keeping a New Year’s resolution may be difficult, thinking about how to work towards your 2022 goals can help. There are a few things you can do to choose the best New Year’s resolution for you – and make your upcoming year the best one yet.
Think About What You Want To Accomplish
Take some time to reflect on the last year before making your New Year’s resolution list. Ask yourself:
- What did I achieve last year?
- What mistakes did I make?
- How would I like to grow this coming year?
Establish Smart Goals
Smart goals help you create and achieve your goals in four simple steps. Reflect on the past year. Set realistic goals based on your values. Create a SMART plan.
A SMART goal is Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. Make small goals and enlist the help of someone who will hold you accountable for your actions.
Balance Your Goals
One of the many new year’s resolutions people make is to improve their health, but keep in mind there are many aspects of health besides physical. Consider making improvements to your mental, emotional or spiritual health.
Think About What Makes You Happy
There’s a good chance that you won’t prioritize your resolution if it doesn’t excite you. Remind yourself, there is no rule saying that your resolution must be self-improvement-related. Find what inspires you and do your best to bring more of that into your life.
Talk To Friends and Family
Why not get a fresh set of eyes on your life? Friends and family know you better than you know yourself sometimes, so their input can be extremely helpful in setting New Year’s resolution goals.
You will have a rewarding New Year if you follow these tips when choosing your resolutions.
2022 New Year’s Resolution List
There is no better time to sit down and write down everything you hope to achieve in the new year than now.
We understand that making a New Year’s resolution list can seem overwhelming, so we want to help you. Whether you are looking for a new hobby, improving your life, or seeking motivation, you’ll find all the information here in one place to help you reach your New Year’s resolution goals.
Health and Fitness Resolutions
Get in Shape
The key to getting into shape or losing weight is finding an exercise program that works for you and will follow. Try a fun workout like kickboxing or a dance class. Weight loss isn’t a journey for anyone, especially if you’re trying to do it alone, so ask a friend to join you.
Switching to a healthier diet can be tricky, so remember to start with small changes first. Focus on the positives – when you eat healthier, you feel better and have more energy.
Be More Active
The best way to start the new year is by being more active. Being more active will help your physical health, mental clarity, and confidence.
Drink More Water
Even though you know you need to hydrate, it can be challenging to remember to drink. Drinking water increases energy levels and relieves fatigue. If you want to meet your water drinking goals, try adding fruit to your water or challenge a friend.
Creative Goals For The New Year
Cook Something New
Eating new foods is an easy way to experience the world around you and be healthier. Every week, try cooking something different for yourself so that your taste buds never have a dull moment.
Explore the Arts
Visit a museum, watch a play, or attend a concert. People who regularly visit these places have a low risk of developing depression compared to those who do not.
Start A New Hobby
Did you know that you can benefit from having a hobby? Hobbies can help you relax, improve your focus, boost your brainpower, and more.
If you’re feeling lost in trying to find a hobby, check out this article – How to Find A Hobby.
Complete an Art Project
Small beginnings can lead to significant gains, so even if your resolutions list is full of large-scale projects, start with something small and creative. It’s always a good idea to have some enthusiasm for what you’re doing.
New Year’s Resolutions for Your Mind
Your relationships and health can be negatively impacted by stress, making stress management one of many worthwhile New Year’s resolutions. You can relax and improve your mood by practicing meditation, listening to music, or doing yoga.
Improve Your Concentration
Having better concentration and focus will help you control your mood, learn faster and solve problems. Brain games, meditation, music, or apps like Forest will help you stay focused and feel confident.
Write to Yourself
Reflective writing is powerful. You can use this practice to get in touch with your emotions and increase self-control and creativity while reducing anxiety and depression.
Journaling a few times a week will help you expand your perspective and gain an appreciation of life’s joys.
Have a Body-Positive Mindset
Loving your own body is often easier said than done. Stay focused on the things you love about yourself. Make a conscious effort to cut out the bad habit of negative self-talk. Try to do something nice for your body daily, like taking a bubble bath or having a spa day.
Check out these body-positive accounts on social media to stay motivated for new goals in 2022 – they can help jumpstart your new body positivity habits.
Jessamyn Stanley @mynameisjessamyn
Pixie Turner @pixienutrition
Christy Harrison @chr1styharrison
Dr. Colleen Reichmann @drcolleenreichmann
Eve Simmons and Laura Dennison @Notplantbased
New Year’s Resolutions for a Better Social Life
Meet New People
Meeting new people gives you a chance to network and have fun. The best way to make friends in the New Year is to say “yes” when your friend invites you out.
Join a club
Joining a club is one way to meet new people and learn about different hobbies. Groups like Meetup can help you find others who share your interests, while sites like Symposium let you meet new exciting people through live-stream.
Don’t let the old baggage of your past relationships get in the way. If you want to be with someone new, release all previous partners and stay open-minded when going on dates next year.
Volunteering is an excellent way to get outside your comfort zone and make some new friends. Research shows that volunteering regularly can lead to less stress and lower blood pressure. Get involved in your community or cause near you and make meaningful changes for yourself and others.
Money Goals for the New Year
Create A Budget
For the New Year, make a resolution to save more money. You know what they say: “Resolution equals action,” so take this opportunity and get your finances in order by outlining a budget that works for you.
Make More Money
A practical goal to have in 2022 is to earn more money or have an additional income source. There are many ways to make extra cash, like having side jobs, working as a freelancer, or teaching others.
Get Out of Debt
The New Year is a great time to take control of your finances by getting out of debt. Establish a payment plan for your debt, then keep to that plan throughout the year. Using a budget will allow you to see what debts you owe and your options for repaying them long term.
Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions in 2022
An excellent way to begin the New Year is to think about what lies ahead. That means taking time to set goals for yourself. – this will help keep you focused in the year ahead. Remember if your resolutions failed in the past, that doesn’t mean you are going to fail this time.
Hopefully, all the resolutions we listed above will inspire you to be your happiest and best self in 2022!
Go Live On Symposium
If you are looking for inspiration or want to share your new year’s bucket list with others, Symposium is the place for you. Livestream with the world, inspire others, and find someone who has similar interests to yours all in one place.
You can learn about new hobbies through live streaming with people who know the most about them. Thanks to the easy-to-use live chat and tipping features, there’s always something going on inside Symposium.