6 New Year Resolutions you can actually achieve in 2023
Almost everything seems possible a day before stepping into a brand new year. Entuziasm is at high levels, and your new year resolutions filled the page. A six-pack by June? Easy. Read 100 books? Make it 102. But if 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that life is unpredictable and we can’t always accomplish every New Year resolution we set out to achieve. Some of us fail by April and at least 80% of us fail by the second week of February.
Setting lofty goals and feeling overwhelmed by the pressure you put on yourself is one of the most common reasons why New Year’s resolutions fail.
But there’s a way to prevent that from happening in 2023 — start by setting small, achievable goals. Try these 6 New Year resolution ideas to stay on track and fulfil your personal enhancement goals.
1. Do One New Thing A Month
New Year resolutions often crash and burn because they try to tackle too much too fast. But you can take things as slowly as you want. The key to setting good New Year’s resolutions is simply moving forward at your own pace.
Set a goal once a month to do something you’ve never done before. That could mean eating at a new restaurant, gardening, learning salsa, or even painting your bedroom a different color. However small or big, it’s still something to look back on at the end of the year.
2. Save A Small Percentage Of Your Paycheck
When you’re living paycheck to paycheck, you might feel tempted to splurge the moment your bank account is replenished. But impulsive purchases can add up, no matter how affordable they seem in the moment, and that’s why a New Year resolution of opening up a savings account can offer you peace of mind.
At least 20% of your annual income should go to savings, but if you save less in one month than you’re supposed to, don’t beat yourself up about it. If you haven’t saved before, you can start by saving as little as $100 and working your way up month by month.
3. Do Your Bit For The Environment
You can certainly make a New Year resolution to go vegan or adopt a zero-waste lifestyle, but trying to accomplish those goals can be a jarring change if you’ve never attempted it before.
Instead, take baby steps. Try incorporating one plant-based meal into your diet, start donating clothes and thrifting when you can, carry a reusable tote bag to the supermarket, purchase a set of eco-friendly metal straws, and recycle as much as possible.
4. Try A New Recipe Each Week
Sometimes, at the end of a long day, all you want to do is order pizza. And that’s understandable. Life can get in the way of cooking every single day. Either you don’t have the time or you have social obligations.
But setting a New Year resolution to cook just one new recipe accomplishes three things: you save money by eating at home, the food is better for you because you know exactly what’s going in it, and you have a chance to brush up on your cooking skills.
Trying a different recipe each week can also introduce you to a variety of dishes and cuisines and cooking the meal won’t even take long — a Google search for easy 30-minute dinner ideas just might yield enough results to last you a whole year.
5. Get More Sleep
While it sounds easy enough to get the recommended 8 hours of sleep every night, not a lot of people do.
In fact, the Puffy Sleep Survey found that 59% of respondents were averaging less than 6 hours of sleep per night in 2020. But better sleep is essential for overall health and clocking in 8 hours can offer many benefits, including increasing productivity, improving mood, boosting the immune system, preventing weight gain, and more.
If you suspect your mattress is the culprit behind your sleepless nights or you’ve had the same mattress for more than 8 years, it’s time to invest in a new one. For the best sleep, opt for a luxury mattress that provides optimal support and comfort.
Hybrid mattresses and memory foam mattresses are among two of the most popular choices because they’re designed to alleviate aches and pains and the reduce transfer of movement, which means you won’t feel a thing even if your partner tosses and turns during the night.
After you’ve chosen a luxury mattress that’s ideal for you, evaluate your bedtime routine, and form simple habits to fall asleep fast.
Try going to bed at the same time every night, avoid consuming alcohol or caffeine before bed, turn off your electronic devices at least 30 minutes before sleeping, and ensure your bedroom environment is conducive to getting a good night’s sleep.
6. Be Kind To Yourself And Others
Before you start your day, think about how you can add a sprinkle of positivity to your day and others’.
The best part is you don’t have to go out of your way to fulfill this New Year resolution. A small act of kindness will suffice.
Text a friend you haven’t heard from in a while. Call your parents. Cook a meal for your partner. Treat yourself to a cupcake from your favorite bakery. Allow yourself to take a whole day off and do what you want to do.
Can we help?
New year, new challenges when it comes to keeping in touch when going overseas, so you could use all the help you could get. We can support you keeping in touch. We’re all about long distance communication, even thousand miles apart. Just take your pick on what suits you better:
1. Use the KC App
If you have a really good WiFi connection, this is perfect for you. Just install the KeepCalling App and you can make calls from your Android or iOS device straight to the landlines or mobiles of your better half. Download it, create an account and buy some Voice Credit. Follow these easy steps:
- Log in with the email and password of your KeepCalling account.
- Call using the Contacts tab, where you will find all the numbers saved in your phone. Remember, they need to be in international format.
- Enjoy long quality calls and don’t worry about the costs.
Our App offers the possibility to place calls even when you don’t have an internet connection available or if your internet connection is not strong enough. The “Offline Calling” feature will connect you through a local access number and same rates apply. You can find the option in the app Menu. The feature is available if you live in: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States.
2. Use an Access Number
If you don’t want to depend on your Internet connection, you can also talk internationally through an access number. Find the access number closest to the area where you’re located at the moment, create an account on www.keepcalling.com and buy as much Voice Credit as you need. The minimum amount is $2. After dialling the access number:
- Dial your PIN.
- You will hear your balance and the number of minutes available.
- Dial the destination number of your choice in international format.