New Year’s Resolution Inspiration for 2021
It’s New Year’s resolution time again! The New Year is here, and with it comes the end of 2020. Understandably, a lot of us will be glad to see the back of a tough year. But while motivation might be running a little low, we’ve got a few ideas that will hopefully get you raring to dive head on into the hotly anticipated year of 2021.
While this year has been filled with virus-talk, lockdowns, financial struggles and Zoom calls, we have our fingers and toes crossed for a better 2021. Whether you want to improve yourself, get some new skills in your arsenal, or you just want to scratch a few things off your bucket list, have a read and get inspired.
Kick Those Bad Habits
Improving our health is always a popular choice when it comes to that New Year’s resolution. Whether it’s losing weight, taking up a sport, or just eating your greens, we all promise ourselves that next year, we’ll make those changes and whip ourselves into shape.
Making healthy lifestyle changes are always a good idea. And it’s great to channel that ‘New Year’ adrenaline towards your goals. It’s important to tackle those healthy changes the right way so you can hit the ground running. Otherwise, you run the risk of losing your motivation and giving up. For a little inspiration on how to keep motivation running high, check out our guide to make the most of that health kick.
Whether you’re making the most of the outdoors with a run, or you want to get your diet balanced, it’s good to take it in your stride. Health has been at the front of a lot of our minds thanks to the Coronavirus. So, it’s no surprise a lot of us are considering ways we can keep our health in check.
Another route to take when it comes to improving your health is kicking those bad habits. From cigarettes, alcohol to social media addictions, there’s plenty of lifestyle changes to make. While Stoptober may be over, it’s still worth looking through our Stoptober inspiration article for a few ideas when it comes to quitting. And when it comes to cutting out the alcohol, it’s worth taking part in Dry January. Where you’ll be in good company when it comes to kicking the booze.
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Another String to Your Bow
One avenue to go down when it comes to a New Year’s resolution, is picking up new skills. Whether it’s re-visiting old hobbies, or you want to build on your skill set, you can go wild. From new languages and instruments, to unique hobbies and creative outlets that look good on the ‘Gram, there’s plenty to pick up.
Whether it’s drawing, painting, digital art, animation or photography, it’s great for putting that spare time to use. It keeps things fresh and it’s an extra skill for your arsenal. Not to mention you can make a little money from your new hobbies! With platforms like Etsy and Fiverr, you can make a little cash by offering out your skills or selling products.
You can also get to work on your soft skills. With services like LinkedIn Learning and Skillshare offering a ton of online classes and courses, you can become a more well-rounded person. Employment has been a hot topic in 2020. So, there’s no better time to fill out that CV with a few desirable skills.
It’s important to keep it fun and casual. Try out a few activities and find something you enjoy before you dive in. Think outside the box, whether it’s wood burning, a unique instrument, dancing, cooking or anything in between. It’s a great way to shake things up and work on your party piece.
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Live a Little in 2021
While bettering yourself is a noble goal, sometimes you just want to let your hair down and have some fun. On that note, it might be worth living a little in 2021. Whether it’s a holiday to remember (providing lockdown rules allow it), or you want to fill your diary with days out, making a commitment to treating yourself is a brilliant way to go after a tough year.
There’s no denying that 2020 took its toll on our holiday time. With flights cancelled, and lockdowns making trips in the UK more complicated, some of us are eagerly awaiting the chance to jet off. But the bright side is that our anticipation for a 2021 getaway is that much more palpable. There’s nothing stopping you from taking a sneak peak at what’s on offer in the New Year.
Do something you’ve always wanted to do. Whether it’s checking out a place you’ve always wanted to go to, seeing a band you’ve always wanted to see, or seeking a few thrills, your New Year’s resolution could emphasise making the most of life. Speaking of thrill seeking, you could turn those thrills into a force for good by doing something for charity. Whether it’s skydiving, mountain climbing, or even just shaving your head, it’s a cracking way to show some love in the New Year.
We talked about the community spirit shown by the people of the UK in our ‘Positives from 2020’ article. So, why not carry that through to 2021? Make your New Year’s resolution a commitment to showing some love. Whether it’s through charity, supporting friends, shopping locally, or using your new creative skills as a force for good!
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Get Inspired with Your New Year’s Resolution
So, whether you’re going down a traditional route, or you want to think outside the box. Make sure it’s something you want to do! The more interested you are, the better the chances you have of succeeding, so it’s worth finding a goal you’re keen on achieving.
Whether it’s kicking bad habits, picking up new skills or just living life to the fullest, make sure you’ve got support on your side. Get your friends and family involved, and you stand a better chance of succeeding. They can let you know when you’re smashing those targets and give you a kick up the backside when you need it. So, get thinking, and good luck in the New Year!