January is almost halfway over, but the new year has just begun! If you haven’t committed to a New Year’s resolution, here are 5 ideas for you to make this the best year yet!
Learn Something New Everyday in 2017:
This year, commit to learning something new everyday in order to have a better understanding of the world and how it works. There are many different ways you can go about doing this:
- Subscribe to Wikipedia’s Featured Article Mailing List and receive an email each morning with the day’s featured article
- Watch a CrashCourse video on YouTube. CrashCourse is an educational YouTube channel that covers an array of subjects in 15 minute videos
- Watch a Ted Talk every morning while eating breakfast. Ted Talks are educational and cover interesting topics to help you learn something new.
Pick Up a Hobby:
Having a hobby is not only fun, but has real health benefits. Hobbies can help lower your stress levels, boost brain power, and improve your ability to focus. So this year, start that hobby you’ve always wanted to learn!
There are many benefits to lowering your daily caloric intake. The most obvious is weight loss. Excess weight puts you at greater risk for health problems. To accomplish this, eat smaller portions and make sure to fill your meals with protein so you are less hungry.
Living a sedentary life is bad for your health – it can cause a tendency to be overweight and put you at a higher risk for depression. It doesn’t matter what you choose to do. You can join a sports team, get a pedometer to track your steps, or just get up every 20 minutes and stretch.
Studies show that beginning tasks without finishing them builds stress because it opens unending circuits in your brain. Reduce your stress and make this year your year to get things done! Ending that silly procrastination habit will help ensure you hit your goals. Don’t let this be next year’s resolution because you put it off until 2018!
2017 can be the best year yet, starting this month and going throughout the year!