To say and boast about something a lot before you begin is terrible. It is because you indulge in various activities that make your words fly into the air. It is a time to promise to have a new beginning.
A beginning is based on realistic goals and things that you can do. Not just go to the gym in January and exit it finally with six pounds more. This becomes a waste of the resolution you wanted to make. But all is not gloomy until we have your back.
Check out these ten realistic resolutions, which you can keep for 2022.
#1: Do Not Stop or Limit Book Reading
Looking to start with a bang? Or at least start with something realistic? Let’s get back to primary school while we were around 5 to 6 years old. The words of the teacher then and now are to read more books. At this age, I do feel we need to adapt to book reading sooner. It is because such a habit makes us shift from books to newspapers. And eventually to magazines. And thus, we do not have to worry about charging our phones to watch the next episode.
#2: Begin a New Year with a New Pillow
The most straightforward and most realistic resolution is to buy a new pillow. But you might feel the discussion is about to go wavy. Instead, it has just begun. Many people, including myself, love to sleep on a fluffy pillow. But after a while, we feel like the pillow is our best friend. And the bond becomes so strong that a night away from home becomes tricky. Thus, on this New Year, try to give yourself a brilliant present in the form of a new pillow.
#3: An Extra Sleeping Hour But Not Two
While sleep of 8 hours feels limited for a few, a New Year’s resolution for almost all of us is in the bag. So let’s open it and get an extra hour of sleep. An extra hour’s sleep takes away every inch of darkness, tension, anxiety, and even stress out of us. Try to feel the impact of sleeping an extra 60 minutes in the winter. When the bed is warm and the quilt is cozy. However, do not make this 120 minutes, which is costly to your mental fatigue.
#4: Give Your Wife a Supportive Hand
Leave away the habit of just eating, sleeping, and working. Your wife is your partner for life. So do not judge her on the money you earn for her and your family. Just make sure you give your wife a helping hand that feels like you are helping her. Try to resolve to help in at least one chore of the household daily. In the beginning, there will be skipping but even an on and off habit will give your wife the importance of your presence.
#5: Don’t Stop Easy Learning
Often people tend to make realistic goals but also require your attention and patience for a long time. The smart ones try to mingle with a few tweaks from the tech world to keep them active. A good thing to do is learn a language through an online platform. This is a great idea when spending zero and earning a lot. Do not try to waste the short period playing poker and scrolling through your Instagram feeds.
#6: Do Not Skip Leg Days
A leg day is something related to the gym. But here it is not about the gym. A gym is becoming the next meme headquarters where people enter and leave within days. The importance is diminishing. But all you need to do is stand for an hour or even half an hour a day. This is the best thing to release stress and anxiety that develops during work. Or, if you want to do more, just walk for a few blocks.
#7: Improve Your Water Consumption
Almost every second person now suffers heat strokes as well as stress. But in these cases, they tend to drink all the unhealthy stuff such as soft drinks. Instead, all they need to do is get back to nature. If you consume four glasses of water daily, try to make 6 per day. On this New Year, give your body and health extra nutrition in the form of more water consumption.
#8: Switch to Black Coffee
We all love to drink coffee that has cream and sugar. In addition, we tend to add more sugar and cream to it to make it a recreational drink. But coffee is a drink to keep you active and make sure you begin your day actively. Thus, reduce the number of sugary coffees you drink and shift to black coffee. This coffee has less than five calories at best. Whereas the one with sugar carries around 100. Hence, a winner is simple to predict!
Do not buy a new carpet and some t-shirts to prepare for meditation. All it needs is your will and a few minutes of your time. Both of these requirements feel like a big thing to ask from you. But that is what we call a ‘resolution.’ This New Year needs a new you. But for that, you need to make full use of the outside nature. Just sit on your lawn or any open space. Close your eyes for 10 minutes and feel everything that makes you happy.
#10: Stay in Touch
Often we complain that our friends do not call or contact us anymore. Whereas sometimes the contact is very minimal. But we do not look towards ourselves. We, too, do not like to be in touch with them frequently. Let us end these barriers of hatred and unwillingness. And let us make the best resolution, i.e., call the people we love at least once every week. Thus, that time is not far away when everything gets back to normal, and we resume the meetups we used to have!