10 Things to take up this New Year for a fresh start

With New Year around the corner, people might have started making resolutions to kickstart the new beginnings in 2022. 

But, have you ever wondered why our new year resolutions keep failing? If you are a person who sticks to your resolutions to the year-end, then you are a true champ and in case if you don’t stick to your resolutions, then it is time to work on it.

Due to a lack of planning, accountability, and self-doubt, many cannot keep up with the resolutions till the year-end. Let’s not do that this year, try to make your resolutions clear, specific, and measurable. If you are not sure of what to take as a new hobby, we have shortlisted some of the small things that make a huge impact on your life.

Top 10 Resolutions/Hobbies To Take Up in New Year 2022

1. Take up a New Hobby-

Though trying out something new for the first time Seems a bit impossible and difficult but eventually, results are worth the try. Try to take up a new hobby and kickstart this New Year with an optimistic mind. Learn to paint, dance, sing, DIY out of waste, beatbox, photoshop, learn an instrument, practice cooking, meditation, and many other things that you always wanted to try from your bucket list. The positive thing about learning a new hobby is, it teaches you to be patient and helps you build up your skills.

2. Invest or Savings-

If there is anything that helps you most, in the long run, is saving and investing money. Plan your budget accordingly and spend the money wisely, baby step your way to saving. Though spending money on small things makes you happy for the moment, it will last only for a while. Save money for your future goals and invest them to double your account. In a nutshell, Spend Less and Save More. 

3. Read More Books-

One of the best things for a fresh start is to read, read and read. Reading takes you to a ton of places in just one sitting. As Jojen said, “A Reader lives a thousand lives before he dies” is true indeed. Try to read one book each month and rate yourself on how far you have come across in your language and knowledge and most importantly writing. Read books to reduce stress and improve your memory and concentration. Therefore, the more that you read, the more things you will know, and the more that you learn, the more places you will go.

4. Go Green-

Go Green not only means planting trees but it also indicates to lead an eco-friendly lifestyle that entails more than having a rooftop garden. Try to push yourself towards more green and sustainable fashion. Choose your food items wisely and do your best to leave a minimal carbon footprint and lessen pollution.

5. Write down a journal-

Writing things down indeed helps you overcome stress and keeps you optimistic. Try to write down the things you are grateful for, your goals, your daily rundowns or tasks that need to be done, and so on. Journaling helps you keep your thoughts organized and make them apprehensible, it allows you to keep track of your accomplishments and increases problem-solving opportunities, and significantly it inspires creativity and helps you understand yourself better even more.

6. Drink Up-

Getting enough water every day is important for your health as it prevents dehydration – a condition that can cause unclear thinking, result in mood change, cause your body to overheat, and lead to constipation, and so on. But, drinking water can help in avoiding and overcoming these problems. Did you know that 75% of us are chronically dehydrated? Therefore, to flush out toxins and maintain regularity, drink water to make your body work properly. Remember, too much consumption of water can be tricky for your gut too.

7. Exercise or Workout-

Exercise stimulates your body to release proteins and other chemicals that improve the structure and function of your brain. Try to work out in the New year to build a better you and the great thing about exercise is, it is never too late to start. To make a real difference in energy level and mood, workout and exercise 6 days a week to keep you in shape as well. 

8. Compliment Others-

A small compliment can make a big difference and make someone’s day brighter. According to some studies, it was found that receiving a compliment is just as thrilling to the brain as receiving cash – both are perceived by the striatum as “Social Rewards”. Henceforth, to brighten someone’s day, try complimenting others and mean it.

9. Practice Saying ‘No’

‘No’, one of the scariest words to get out of one’s mouth. Though a common resolution, it is worth trying. We usually tend to say yes to everything even if it makes us uncomfortable either to make others happy or have no guts to say ‘no’. If you consider yourself a people pleaser, you know how difficult it can be at times to say no to others. But learning how to gently set your boundaries can improve your relationship with yourself and the people around you. Saying no is indeed a sign of respect because you are being honest and authentic. It takes a little practice but eventually you will learn it and it is worth it.

10. Take a Social Media Break-

Check out how much time you spend on social media watching other People’s lives. It is not bad to spend time on social media but there is a limit that you need to set. Taking a break from social media can help reduce the feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression brought on by excessive scrolling. Although, you need to remember that the benefits of limiting your use of social media do not just happen overnight. According to some studies, it takes around 3 weeks to start noticing the advantages of limited social media time. Therefore, track your usage, schedule specific times to look at social media to get away from it slowly.

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