New Year’s resolutions for a happier & healthier 2021

New Year's resolutions for a happier & healthier 2021

Make this new year a perfect opportunity to start a new chapter in your life. And to make 2021 your best year yet we bring you 13 New Year’s Resolutions for a Happier & Healthier life. 

2020 has been a strange year for everyone around the world. Dealing with pandemic, and practising social distances has put a damper on our New Year celebration this year.

Despite all this, new year means a new start for all of us. So why not make some new year’s resolutions that ensure a healthier and happier lifestyle. 

New Year's Resolutions for a Happier & Healthier life 2021
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Here are some New Year’s Resolutions for a Happier & Healthier 2021

We bring you New Year’s Resolutions for a Happier & Healthier. Try whichever one works best for you to have a peaceful, and happy year ahead. 

Become A Plant Owner

Studies show that there are various positive effects of having plants indoors. It not only enhances the overall look of your space, but also:

  • Eliminates air pollutants
  • Reduces stress, depression, & anxiety
  • Increases humidity
  • Improves creativity
  • Helps boost mood

So, this new year, bring some happiness home in the form of a plant. And when buying a plant be prepared and make an informed decision. Find out a thing or two like what plants are best for indoors, and best ways to take care of them. 

Meditate Daily

One of new year's resolutions is to meditate daily
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This new year plan to take up healthy activities like meditation that helps with reducing stress, better sleep, change habits and improves focus. It is difficult to switch your mind completely off but remember the benefits of meditation are endless. 

Trying to meditate on a daily basis helps to reduce stress and anxiety. Daily meditation also helps to alleviate the weight of woes, and worries from your body, and mind. 

So, find a quiet place everyday, sit in peace, focus on breathing, and meditate. If your mind wanders try to bring the focus back on breathing. 

Declutter Your House

Decluttering your house is a great way to relieve stress, and provide a sense of control, and accomplishment. So, give away things you do not need anymore this new year to make space for new things and new aspirations. 

Below are some simple and useful tips to help you declutter your home:

  • Set your goals
  • Create a sorting system: use boxes and label them: Keep, Get Rid of, and Store
  • Take one room at a time
  • Toss out all the expired stuff, and clothes you have not worn in a long time

“The question of what you want to own is actually the question of how you want to live your life.”- Marie Kondo

Reward Yourself

This new year, try to reward yourself for every big or small accomplishment. This is because when you reward yourself you also motivate yourself to keep going and keep performing. 

You can treat yourself for anything completing a project you have been working on for weeks, working out every day of the week, trying to quit smoking, or for eating healthy.

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So, pick something that really makes you happy and motivates you. Also, check out our latest blog on 15 ways to reward yourself within your budget to get some quick ideas on how to reward yourself.

Keep Yourself Hydrated

One of new year's resolution can be to drink plenty of water
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In the year 2021, make a resolution to drink plenty of water to keep your mind, body and skin hydrated. Often we forget to drink water when we are busy working or taking care of things around the house. 

Make a conscious effort to drink water as it helps:

  • Regulate body temperature
  • Ensure all our organs function properly
  • Prevent infections
  • Muscles and joints work better
  • Keep your skin supple
  • Cleanse your body
  • Promote cardiovascular health

Other ways to stay hydrated are consuming stuff like coconut water, watermelon, milk, healthy smoothies, avoiding salty foods, munching on leafy vegetables like spinach & lettuce, and others. 

Break A Sweat

One of the New Year's resolutions is to plan to exercise regularly
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This new year, plan to exercise regularly, and make sure to do some physical activity to ensure a healthier and happier life. Exercise helps: 

  • Improve your mood and decrease the feeling of stress, and anxiety
  • Improve energy levels
  • Reduce risk of chronic diseases
  • Improve brain function and protect memory and thinking skills

So, in 2021 try to find a great way to stay fit. You can walk everyday, do yoga at home, or try that fitness class you have been wanting to join for so long. 

Read More Books

One of the New Year's resolutions include reading more books
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Most highly successful people like Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, and Barack Obama have a habit of reading books. Why? Because reading books not only impart wisdom & knowledge but also increases productivity, sharpens memory, strengthens the brain and reduces stress. 

This simple habit of reading a book can help both your mental and physical health. So, this year try and take out time from your busy schedule to read books. 

You can also make a habit to read books with your children. This helps build a habit of reading books from childhood, and is a great way to build good communication skills, and improve their vocabulary. 

Eat Better

New Year resolutions are meant to bring positive changes in your life. And the best way to do so is sticking to a healthy diet to help you stay fit and happy. Eating better will help you stay physically active, maintain healthy weight, and feel good. 

Some basic eating habits that will ensure health and happiness include:

  • Eating plenty of vegetables and fruits
  • Consuming more fibrous food 
  • Eating fish and other source of proteins that contains minerals, and vitamins
  • Cutting down on sugar and saturated fats like sausages, cheese, biscuits, bacon, and others

There are various benefits of eating healthy like improved mood, better heart health, improved gut health and many more. 

So, this new year promise yourself to get healthy and stay fit by trying to eat a more balanced and wholesome diet.

Get More Rest

Your sleep habits have a huge impact on your mental and physical health. One healthy new year’s resolutions can be getting more sleep. Quality sleep is an essential part of overall mental and physical health.  

A good night’s sleep is just as important as a healthy diet and regular exercise. So, this new year make a resolution to get ample sleep by:

  • Going to bed at the same time everyday
  • Reducing screen time before bed
  • Lowering caffeine intake late in the day
  • Taking short naps and avoiding naps after 3pm

Make A Budget & Stick To It

One of the New Year's resolutions include making a budget and sticking to it
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This new year resolution will help you to stay financially secure for the future. Making a budget will help you get control of your money, and ensure financial security in the long run. To create a budget you essentially need to:

  • Identify your income
  • Track your spendings
  • Set your financial goals
  • Save on a regular basis
  • Adjust your spending habits

Creating a budget will help you feel in control of your finances, and help you save money for any unforeseen expenses. 

We know how difficult it is to not spend money and save on a regular basis instead.

Check out our blogs on 10 Best Money Saving Apps For Android And iOS and Tips On How to Save Money (2020) that will help you save money and become financially independent. 

Learn A New Hobby

Always wanted to learn something new? Now is the time. 

This new year, learn a new hobby to help you de-stress. Spending time on doing activities that makes you happy also helps improve your mental health and overall wellbeing.

Hobbies help you take a break from hectic schedules, helps relieve any work or other stress, and brings you happiness, and a sense of accomplishment.

So, pick any hobby that makes you happy, and immerse yourself in something you enjoy doing. I personally love drawing because it helps me take my mind off things like work, chores, and other mundane tasks I perform on a daily basis.

Cherish your alone time

We often feel guilty for wanting time alone from family, chores, and kids sometimes. But this year make a resolution to spend some time with yourself. Spending some quality time alone can almost be therapeutic to your body and mind.

Taking some time for yourself helps you to clear your mind, relax, and decompress. You do not have to do something elaborate, it can be something as simple as reading a book, yoga daily, cooking a meal, or baking something sweet.

Cut Down on Bad Habits 

We all have some bad habits that we would like to change. It can either be something simple like biting your nails or being unorganized or something big like smoking, or drinking alcohol. So, this new year try to break a bad habit and replace it with some good ones.

Final Thoughts

It’s that time of the year when many of us are setting some goals for ourselves. And we all know how difficult it is to continue following your new year’s resolutions. So, I personally feel that it’s better to choose some realistic, achievable, and healthy new year’s resolution. 

Let us know in the comments section below what are your goals and resolutions for new year 2021.

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