For 2019, we’re giving you 19 resolutions that will make your year more memorable and exciting. Make it a meaningful year by trying out these resolutions!
1. Spend less and save more.
It’s time to cut down on impulsive spending! Track your expenses and focus only on the essentials. Keep a daily and weekly spending record to track your monthly budget. You’ll be surprised by the amount of money you’ll get to save!
Take 30 minutes off your day to meditate. Meditation is all about awareness. It reduces stress, anxiety, depression and high blood pressure. Simply sit still, relax and let go. Outer stillness will eventually lead to inner stillness.
3. Reward yourself.
Often at times, we put so much pressure on ourselves that we forget to care about our own mental and physical health. You can always establish positive reinforcement by rewarding yourself whenever you feel like you have met a goal or accomplished a task. Not only will this give you a sense of self-recognition, but it will also motivate you to keep doing your best in the future.
4. Don’t sweat the small stuff.
If you missed a day at the gym, forgot to maintain your morning routine, or failed to complete an errand, don’t hurt yourself and dwell on it for too long. Just move on. Don’t allow the small things to take over your life or discourage you. At the end of the day, life will go on even if things don’t go according to plan. Each day is a chance to redeem yourself. So relax, and don’t sweat the small stuff.
5. Use your vacation days to travel.
Instead of staying home and sleeping in on days when you don’t have work, take the time off to travel and go on a weekend getaway. You’ll be surprised by the amount of adventure you can achieve during non-working days. Remember, time is gold, so this is your chance to use your vacation days wisely.
6. Try an activity you’ve never done before.
Get out of your comfort zone! Pick up a new activity you’ve never done before, such as diving, pottery, wall-climbing, kayaking, cycling, or even learning an instrument. New activities will not only broaden your knowledge and skills, but provide you with an entirely new experience and outlook in life.
7. Make new friends.
Strike up a conversation with different kinds of people. Making friends and connecting with new people will help you realize how diverse and unique life is. You never know. You might just end up finding a lot of things in common with a complete stranger! Get yourself out there and start socializing!
8. Travel alone.
If you’re looking to soul-search, traveling alone might seem lonely, but you might consider it from time to time. When you’re traveling alone, you’re free to make your own decisions and take whichever path you like. Not only will you spend more time with yourself, but you’ll get to know yourself even better.
9. Turn your dream trip into a reality.
If you want to turn your dream trip into reality, start planning now. Don’t wait for the perfect opportunity because now is already the perfect time to make it all possible. Start planning your budget, accommodation, itinerary and activities. in doing so, you will manifest your travel dreams into reality in no time!
10. Chase quality, not quantity.
When it comes to doing tasks, relationships, eating food, or purchasing items, always chase quality over quantity. This will allow you to choose things that provide more value and meaning in your life.
11. Replace Netflix with a book.
Try replacing a Netflix show with a book. Sometimes, it’s better to read a book than to watch a movie or series. Reading allows you to visualize characters, settings and situations in your own imagination. Books also contain more details and emotions that you don’t normally get from films.
12. Organize your space and declutter.
It’s important to start the year with an organized space. Take everything out and start with a blank slate! Label things, get rid of unnecessary clutter and keep only the essentials. The more you practice it, the easier the decluttering process will be. “Keep only those things that speak to your heart. Then take the plunge and discard all the rest. By doing this, you can reset your life and embark on a new lifestyle.” – Marie Kondo
13. Spend more quality time with family and friends.
Schedule a weekly or monthly get-together with your loved ones. Have dinner, do things together, bond or go on a vacation. It’s important to maintain a healthy relationship with your family and friends. Chat them up and ask them how they’ve been. In this age of social media, they’re just a chat or Facetime away.
14. Embrace your uniqueness.
Everyone is different and unique in their own way, so why not embrace every bit of yourself. Love your body for its appearance, and for all the intricate, weird, and amazing things about it. The unique things about you is what makes you stand out from the rest!
15. Learn new recipes.
Learning to cook new dishes will improve your skills in the kitchen. You can learn to mix ingredients together and make it your own. One of the greatest pleasures in life is eating food, and you will no longer have to spend too much on a dish that you can easily learn to cook at home.
16. Create a gratitude journal.
Practice gratitude by being thankful for the blessings that life has given you. When you’re grateful for a lot of things, you’ll realize that life truly is a gift. List down things that you are grateful for each day and always say “Thank you”.
17. Spend time outdoors.
We often get caught up in social media and our phones that we forget to appreciate the outdoors. Spend more time in nature. Go camping, take a walk and breathe in that fresh air. Don’t forget to turn off your Wi-Fi! This will allow you to reconnect with nature while providing numerous benefits. There’s no better way to improve your fitness than to exercise in the great outdoors.
18. Support more local businesses.
When you’re supporting a local business, you’re supporting a dream. Explore homegrown brands all over the country! There are tons of new businesses taking it to a whole new level. So instead of buying from the usual big brands, purchase products from small, local stores to become a loyal customer.
19. Travel More, Pay Less!
Travel on a budget! There are lots of cheap and affordable destinations you can travel to this 2019. ZEN Rooms provides you with budget-friendly hotel rooms all over Southeast Asia, making your trip special and affordable. Clean and comfortable, what better way to spend your next trip? Visit www.zenrooms.com for more information, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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