10 Legit New Year's Resolutions For The Wellness Obsessives
Turn your goals into daily rituals that make you look, feel, and do better.
Happy New Year’s Eve!!
Eek! I hope everyone is popping the champagne tonight to ring in the New Year. I will be wearing my Trina Turk gold sparkly pants with a black sports bra as a top PLUS a silk scarf in my hair to channel a Hip Hop artist because I had a dream last night I was on stage singing with Taylor Swift.
I can’t wait to see everyone’s outfits on the gram. As a Weird Style enthusiast, I encourage you all to get creative with your wardrobes and wear something that is !both! fabulous and silly because we only have one life to live, and New Year’s Eve is not the time to be boring.
I have rounded up some of the best New Year’s Resolutions from trusted sources a la The New York Times and Yours Truly.
They are all super attainable goals to hit as you work your way to a new and improved 2023 You. I for one will be doing what I have titled The 12 Goal Spectacular — a one-a-month-goal in the efforts to turn those 12 goals into one big healthy and happy lifestyle.
Turn off your phone one day a week.
Or every night at 8 pm or whatever works best for you. Alarm clocks are coming back. Instead of sleeping with your phone under your pillow (ew), give walking over to a cute old school alarm a whirl.
It may be oddly thrilling, not to mention a much more pleasant way to begin your day.
Use fancy plates for breakfast.
On making your mornings better, one Manhattanite told NYT:
“I use different plates for breakfast on the weekends. Rather than the grab-and-go-shovel-in-the-food weekday morning routine, my bright blue and yellow plates with bread, jams and fruit are a reminder to enjoy life, slow down and savor.”
I am obsessed with this. A fun and fancy way to start your mornings? Love.
Read more novels.
Libraries are and always will be the easiest place to escape the woes of reality. Whether you choose to dream in drama, romance, thriller, or mysteries, the options for getting lost in another world are endless.
Find a workout that brings you joy.
Adult tap class, anyone? Salsa dancing, perhaps? Yoga? Try something different than your go-to, with the intention of having FUN with your workout.
Workout classes aren’t only amazing for your physical health, they are excellent opportunities to join like-minded communities.
Schedule date nights like you schedule your weekly therapist session.
Or monthly. Again, whatever works best for you. The point is to commit to keeping your relationship fresh and spicy.
When you see “Date Night” on your calendar, you have something to consistently look forward to, rest assured your marriage or relationship is being groomed like a prize-winning poodle.
Commit to volunteering.
Pick a cause near and dear to your heart and volunteer there. Donating your time instead of your money makes you feel alive and like you’re actually making a difference in the world, big or small.
I am going to start by bringing clothes I no longer wear to a domestic shelter not far from where I live.
Create a ritual that grounds you.
Another woman from California told NYT that having tea with her 11-year-old every day after school has become her favorite ritual. She said:
“It’s our time to connect, joke around and chat about the day. It doesn’t have to last long — maybe 15 to 20 minutes. I cherish this mom-son teatime and look forward to it every school day.”
Take an afternoon break without guilt.
A man from Mexico wrote in saying a 3 pm siesta with his legs elevated on a stack of couch cushions is heaven. Hard agree.
Choose to savor a moment of joy every day.
Whether it’s enjoying a delicious pastry with your coffee on weekend mornings, reading a newspaper on the train, or calling a friend for a simple how-is-life checkin, choosing to view life’s precious moments as special rather than mundane is a true game-changer.
Practice your passions.
If you’ve always wanted to learn to draw, take 10 minutes a day to practice your craft. Maybe it turns into something bigger and maybe it doesn’t.
Don’t worry about the result — the point is to enjoy something you have always said you wanted to do — whether it’s painting, researching what makes an excellent cup of coffee, or playing with animals.
Thank you for reading. Have a fabulous New Year’s Eve. Send me your outfit photos!
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