50 New Years Resolutions You’ll Want to Stick to



Have you got big plans for 2020? You might be thinking of starting your own business, or taking up a new hobby, like Owling. Or you might just want to kick a few bad habits. 

Whatever you’ve got in mind, this is the time to start.

So, we’ve put together a whopping list of 50 New Year’s Resolutions to kick you off. (You’re welcome). 

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10 Resolutions for a Productive Year...

  • Limit your social media scrolling to just half an hour a day.
  • Reply to your emails (even the junk ones if you fancy it).
  • Prep your meals! #PrepLikeABoss 
  • Set clear goals for each day to stay focused and increase productivity.
  • Note your achievements at the end of every day.
  • Update your CV (or create one if you haven't already).
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10 Resolutions for a Healthy Year...

  • Buy a whole cabbage and eat it in one sitting.
  • Do some lunges whilst waiting for your class to begin.
  • Buy a gym membership (and try to go more than once).
  • Banning chocolate will only make you want it more! Everyone deserves a #cheatday.
  • Drink water. This is just basic survival advice.
  • Simple adjustments can work a treat, take the stairs instead of the lift.
  • Dance it out! Dancing fills you with endorphins AND burns calories. 
  • Bake cupcakes. Give them to other people.
  • Run a marathon. Or one-tenth of a marathon.
  • Healthy mind = healthy body. Download a mindfulness app like Headspace on your phone! 

10 Resolutions for a Wholesome Year...

  • Volunteer at your local charity shop.
  • Befriend an elderly person. Your grandparents don't count.
  • Give your long distance friend a well overdue call. 
  • Leave a nice note inside your library book for the next reader.
  • Make time every week to do something you love.
  • Cook a five course meal.
  • Keep learning! Watch a documentary that you know nothing about. 
  • Help out at your local conservation centre #SaveTheBees.
  • Give yourself something to look forward to every month.
  • Give a compliment to a friend each day. Even if you have to lie.

10 resolutions for a Random Year...

  • Buy some Sudoku toilet paper. 
  • Visit a fortune teller and give THEM a reading.
  • Dig a hole in the garden. Then fill it back up.
  • No idea who Dave is, the one who has been saved in your contacts for years? Give Dave a call. 
  • Get a piercing (or a tattoo). Or both.
  • Go to a concert for an artist whose music you've never heard.
  • Plan three DIY projects to complete.
  • Start and finish a 1000-piece puzzle.
  • Have a movie marathon. Rom-coms get bonus points.
  • Make conversation with a stranger on the bus.

10 Resolutions for a Memorable Year...

  • Print off a map. Close your eyes. Point at it. Go visit where you land.
  • Learn a new language. In 6 months.
  • Attempt to break a world record.
  • Go on holiday with nothing but a single backpack.
  • Dance the night away under the stars.
  • Land your dream apprenticeship or work experience.
  • Book to see a Westend Musical.
  • Go out for dinner and only order dessert. 
  • At the end of every day, write down something noteworthy that you did.
  • Audition for something: a play, open mic night, The X Factor… 

There we have it. 50 new year resolutions to keep you entertained (and very busy) throughout 2020.

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It just might be the best thing you do all year.



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