3 New Year’s Resolutions That Are Actually Worth Keeping
It’s a scenario most are familiar with. On January 1st, you jot down a list of New Year’s resolutions
for the year ahead, like ‘lose 5 kg’ or ‘finally get those 6-pack abs.’ Despite saying the same thing
every year, you’re optimistic that this will finally be the year you stick to and achieve those goals.
But by the time March rolls around, your runners are gathering dust in the cupboard and the only
6-pack in sight is the one in your fridge.
It happens to the best of us! In fact, research shows that 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail. One
of the biggest reasons people abandon their ambitions is because they get frustrated when they
don’t see results quickly enough. However, there is also the possibility that your resolutions just
aren’t all that motivating! That’s not to say that you shouldn’t set goals. In fact, the start of a new
year is the perfect time to think about what you want to achieve and how you’re going to do it. It’s
simply a matter of getting specific and setting goals that are actually worth sticking to. While this is
going to vary from person to person, here are some New Year’s resolutions we think are pretty
1. Create healthier habits
There’s a reason the gyms are always packed in January, but quieten down by February. Many
people get all excited by the promise of ‘new year, new me’, only to a) try to go to the gym every
day and burn out b) realise they’re not going to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger/A Victoria’s
Secret model overnight and become disillusioned or c) decide they hate the type of exercise
they’re doing. Rather than making it all about weight loss, why not focus on breaking it down into
smaller, more manageable goals? For example, eating vegetables with every meal, drinking 2
litres of water or being active in some form every day. These smaller habits really add up when it
comes to making you fitter and healthier. And, of course, New Year’s resolutions like quitting
smoking or reducing alcohol or junk food consumptions are absolutely worthwhile, too.
2. Being more sustainable
Living a greener, more ethical lifestyle is definitely a New Year’s resolution worth keeping, as it will
improve your life in many ways. Firstly, there’s the feel good factor that comes with knowing you’re
doing the right thing for the environment, the animals, your local community and future
generations. Then, there’s the fact that it will naturally lead to you making healthier, more mindful
choices for yourself. Thirdly, it may actually make you richer! Check out this article to find out how going green can save you money.
3. Learning a new skill
As we get older, we tend to get so caught up in earning money that we lose our thirst for
knowledge. But learning new things and picking up new skills is what helps you grow as a person,
both personally and professionally. Not only that, but taking up a new hobby or class is a great way
to broaden your horizons and meet new people. Whether you want to learn a new language or
become a master chef, this is one New Year’s resolution that’s definitely worth sticking to.
We couldn’t help but to include this one… Clean ethically
This one’s an easy one. Starting the new year fresh clean slate = starting with a clean home. Next time you stock up on cleaning products to give your home the top to toe clean, choose environmentally friendly products that contain no nasty chemicals. This ensures you are helping protect your home, your family and also the environment. Aware Environmental products are proudly made in Australia, contains no palm oil and is cruelty free and vegan to boot! By simply changing your purchasing behaviour and making the switch to eco-friendly products, you’re already doing your part to help save the environment and its precious inhabitants.