Simple New Year’s Resolutions That You Can Achieve
9th January 2017
Another year has gone and you know what that means, more New Year’s resolutions which (most likely) won’t last the whole year round.
We all like to go extravagant with our resolutions. We expect ourselves to conquer our greatest fears, desires and wants to become the perfect person we want to be. Spoilers- It doesn’t work.
Giving ourselves massive tasks to accomplish just makes it more daunting when we go to do them, hence the regular high failure rate in resolutions.
So how do we solve this? It’s simple: opt for smaller, more manageable resolutions instead. We at Dream Doors have compiled a useful list of small tasks, follow these just a bit and you’re bound to feel a lot better during 2017.
What can be more simple than this? Need to go to the shop or visit some friends? Disregard the automobile and go for the healthy option, one foot in front of the other.
Distance too far? Invest in a bike! Regular exercise does wonders for the body and mind, keeping you content throughout the year.
We’re not saying plan every hour of every day for the next year, simply make sure you know what you are doing each week as it comes.
Sit down sometime on Sunday and really think about what you need to do, what you want to do and what you could do, keeping in mind shopping and housework.
Remember, don’t yourself too much to do. We often overestimate what we can do in a day. Just schedule a single activity and stick to it, you’ve got to make room for relaxation!
Cook different things
Quite Self-explanatory. Are you constantly cooking the same things? Or (dare I say it) always ordering takeaway? Then consider a change in your lifestyle.
Cooking healthy meals has been proven to lift spirits. Plus, broadening your palette means that you can experiment and discover new flavours you never would have tried otherwise!
Impress your guests with exotic healthy meals!
Stop pressing snooze
Yes, most of us do it, although the benefits of breaking the habit are too good to ignore.
Staying in bed for those extra sweet little minutes simply isn’t worth it. Your body has many mechanisms which allow it to sleep and wake up naturally. Going back to sleep resets these mechanisms, resulting in a shock to your system when your woken up 5 minutes later.
Have you ever felt groggy and fuzzy in the mornings? That is known as sleep inertia, caused by snoozing.
Kick the habit, you’ll be thankful!
Read- For Pleasure!
Yes, this doesn’t apply to everyone, there are many of us that enjoy diving into a good book. Never the less many people have opted out of book reading in recent times to make room for a more passive experience, such as a film.
Reading has been proven to be good for the mind. Keeping your head active and your imagination strong.
Reading also opens a whole new medium form, giving you an experience that you can’t find anywhere else. Sure, many successful novels are adapted into films and television shows but there are many stories completely unique to those certain pages.
It’s easy to stay in your comfort zone and keep to the same routine, although opening your horizons can be massively rewarding.
We’re not suggesting ditch your job and go travelling for a year, you don’t even have to explore that far! Just go somewhere you haven’t been yet, maybe take some pictures. plus, this adds walking into your routine!
Surprised this is on the list? Well its important!
We don’t mean move on physically and change your location (unless you need to). Simply don’t get hung up on simple mistakes and changes, grow from it and become a better person.
We all suffer stress and loss throughout our lives, the most important thing is to learn from these experiences and march forward into the future. A New Year is the best time to face to future with a clear head.