As you flip your calendar to the new year, take the opportunity to open a new chapter in your life by embracing better lifestyle habits and taking steps to advance self-growth. It may take a little effort, but it’s time to buckle down and commit to these 10 transformative New Year’s resolutions that will make you a better version of yourself by the end of the year.
Declutter your workspace
Having a well-organised work area not only helps to improve productivity, but also minimises stress. This includes your office cubicle, your desk at home, and your digital inbox, so start throwing out and deleting all the unnecessary clutter. Also, here are 5 Storage Ideas to Organize your House.
Eat more superfoods
Changing your diet is one of the best ways to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Avoid greasy meals and eat more nutrients-rich foods, like avocado and flax seed, by bringing homemade lunches to work, which you can keep warm in Thermos® Food Jars.
Own a plant or two
Research has shown that the presence of plants can lower stress levels. Some potted varieties, like cactus and spider plant, have the added ability to absorb radiation from computers, making them the perfect desktop companion.
Volunteer at a charity
Do your part in giving back to the community. Not only will volunteering give you fun activities to do over the weekends, it will also help you to build new skills, network, and even boost your career prospects. Check out some volunteer opportunities here.
Donate used goods
Give your used clothing, books, furniture, toys, and other items the chance to find a second home by donating them to charities. This not only saves the environment but could also help someone in need. Here are 10 places you can consider to give your pre-loved items to.
Try new exercise moves
Inject new excitement to your workout routine by shaking things up. If you’re already doing HIIT, try exploring trending hybrid classes that combines HIIT with other workouts, like yoga or boxing. To stay hydrated, consider bringing chilled fruit-infused water to the gym in a Thermos® Sports Bottle.
Give yourself more compliments
Make a habit of giving positive self-talks to help yourself feel happier and more satisfied. By focusing on the good things in life, you’ll build a more optimistic outlook, which in turn helps to enhance mental and physical well-being.
Schedule more “me” time
Prioritising yourself might sound a little selfish but indulging in some alone time is a great way to unwind and reboot your brain. It gives you the space for self-discovery and deep thinking away from the hustle and bustle.
Learn a new language
Submerge yourself in a new culture by learning the language. Not only will it improve your communication skills, it will also give your resume a boost. You could even use it as motivation to save up for a holiday abroad.
Start a bullet journal
This highly-popular journaling trend involves elaborately decorated pages with complex layouts and beautiful illustrations – all while maintaining functionality as an everyday productivity system. It takes some practise to perfect, but keeping a bullet journal will help to stimulate your creativity, improve your organisational skills, and even act as a therapeutic outlet.