Easy-to-Keep New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year… You’ve made that New Year’s resolution (check out Curator’s list of resolutions here), and 5 days into 2015, you’re already losing sight of your goal. Whether it’s getting fit, or being a better friend, you just can’t seem to stick to the program.

That’s probably because your resolution is too general, and intangible. Instead, why not make small changes that you can do on the daily, which will make a difference in the long run?

Here’s a list of small-scale resolutions that might be a bit more realistic and achievable:

  • Take the stairs. Instead of committing to spending 5 days a week at the gym, take some baby steps toward your goal of physical perfection and take the stairs instead of an elevator or escalator. Or simply park farther away than you need to.
  •  For “me time,” turn off your cell phone and computer once a month. Or leave your cell phone home and take a stroll around the neighborhood.
  • If you feel like you’re in a rut and want to try something new, sign up for a dance class, art class, or even join a dodgeball team.
  • To build better relationships, lay off the texting and have a phone conversation instead. Also, use more eye contact for in-person conversations.
  • Commit to flossing your teeth more. This one little act can contribute a lot to your overall health and wellbeing.
  •  Use your vacation time throughout the year, instead of because you have to at the end of the year. Little breaks from work give you something to plan for and look forward to, and will keep you motivated.
  • When eating at a restaurant, strive to eat only half your meal, and take the rest home for leftovers. You get portion control, and one less meal you have to cook later.
  • To avoid impulse buys, leave your credit cards at home while out shopping and stick to the cash in your pocket.
  • Get a separate recycle bin and start recycling at home.
  • Clean out your closet and donate items you don’t need to those less fortunate.

Which one of the above resolutions would you choose to stick to? Tweet us @CuratorPR!