London, Europe Brief News – As 2022 comes to an end, many people start making their New Year’s resolutions, hoping to spark positive change.
Here are five most common New Year’s resolutions you can add to your list:
1- Schedule More Girl Time
“I’ve just had too much girl time lately,” said NO. ONE. EVER. Plan a shopping, dinner, or coffee date to catch up on all the things. Or better yet—invite your girlfriends over for snacks and sips. Your place doesn’t close, after all.:
2- Pay Off Some Debt With a Spending Fast
Tackling debt can be overwhelming, to say the least. If you’re looking to pay off some debt this year, consider checking out Anna Newell Jones’s book The Spender’s Guide to Debt Free Living. She explains that one of the things that helped her was to go on a spending fast for a year. While it may feel daunting to fast from all extra spending for a whole year (ack!), approach the task in smaller doses, like a month or two for a particular area of your budget. It could be fasting from ordering out for 30 days and only cooking at home. Look at your budget to see what you’ve saved, pat yourself on the back, and apply that money to paying down debt.
3- Learn a New Hobby
Everyone needs a little down time, and a hobby is an excellent way to force your mind to think about things other than the kids or your job. When you’re looking for something to keep your hands busy (and, let’s be honest, give you a little zoning-out kind of therapy), try one of the many hobbies out there, like knitting, sewing, or embroidery. If getting outside is a goal, try your hand at gardening. Whatever you pick, remember that easing yourself into a new activity will help you stick with it if it’s something you enjoy doing.
4- Take More Road Trips
You know all those places that have been on your travel bucket list? Make 2023 the year to mark one off the list! Sure, you can fly just about anywhere, but taking the open road offers an opportunity to experience landscapes, cuisines, people, and landmarks that you would definitely miss if you were 32,000 feet above it.
5- Stay in Touch
There’s no excuse for not staying in touch with those we love. With so many ways to connect, there are endless ways to stay in touch from afar. Try to connect with a few people every week or so who aren’t on your favorites list. Plan a time to meet in person when it makes sense.