The countdown to 2020 has officially begun! Whether you’re contemplating updating your hair color, starting a fresh workout plan, or even finding a new job, if you’re an adult living in the United States, you’re probably considering making a New Year’s resolution. In fact, making a New Year’s resolution is a time-honored tradition around the world. The idea that this new year will be better than last and that life can improve in general by changing a small habit holds fast, especially considering that over 60% of New Year’s resolutions fail. Business Insider says that one of the biggest reasons people flounder when it comes to keeping their New Year’s resolutions is because they’re not specific enough. Not in 2020! We’ve rounded up 5 New Year’s resolution ideas that should prove to be easy-to-keep so that you can replace old habits with new, healthy, measurable ones.
Drink 8 oz (2 liters) of water a day. Water flushes toxins from your organs, carries nutrients to your cells, helps you digest, and yeah, we basically need water for every single bodily function. Staying hydrated in 2020 by drinking the daily recommended amount has many benefits, including helping prevent hangovers ;)
Volunteer once a month. Volunteering not only helps the planet, animals or those less fortunate than you, it can also help you, the volunteer, make new friends, learn new skills, and feel happier and healthier as a whole. By designating a time like once a month, as opposed to just saying “volunteer more,” this makes volunteering a measurable act and therefore, a resolution that should be easy to keep!
Listen to audiobooks while you workout.Have you ever pictured yourself rocking out on the stairmaster to not Rocketman’s music, but to ‘Me: Elton John Official Autobiography’ as narrated by Taron Edgerton and Sir Elton himself? People swear by working out to audiobooks because instead of dreading a run or a bike ride, they actually look forward to it since they can’t wait to see what happens next in the story. You could try putting on an erotic thriller, and see how that motivates your workout! You might just have to be pried off the treadmill.
Actually take your lunch break. Working for long stretches without breaks inevitably leads to stress and exhaustion. So, needless to say, eating your salad while staring at the computer does nothing to relieve the stress of your looming deadline nor does it help boost your creativity. According to Forbes,38% of employees don’t feel encouraged to take a lunch break. Why risk burnout when you could be enjoying a tuna melt?
PHILTER your secondhand smoke. One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to quit smoking, which is notoriously one of the hardest to keep. Many cigarette smokers have already made the switch to vaping, but there’s still more you can do when it comes to protecting your loved ones and the environment around you from secondhand smoke. Incorporating a PHILTER into your smoking or vaping routine will help reduce the smoke, stress and smell whether you’re smoking cannabis, CBD or nicotine. These stylish, personalized filters fit right in your pocket, making them an easy New Year’s resolution to carry with you any time.
Which New Year’s resolution will you keep?
Here’s wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2020!