It is safe to say this year has been like no other and when the clock strikes 12 on December 31st you might find yourself curled up on the couch rather than at a New Year’s Eve party. As we approach the end of the year, this is the perfect opportunity for retrospection and reflecting on how this year went for us. After such an unprecedented year it makes sense that our new year’s resolutions might be a little different this year too. Here are 5 new year’s resolution ideas so you can begin to love yourself even more in 2021!
Become A Book Worm
'You're never lonely with a book.' - Marlene Dietrich
Pick up a book in the new year to escape from the four walls we have spent most of the year in and into a new unexplored world or a self-help book to improve your productivity, make your next career move or change your habits. Whoever you are I guarantee there is a genre out there for you. Reading will stimulate and strengthen your brain, increase your ability to empathize, reduce stress and prepares you for a good night’s sleep.
Are you ready for your new obsession? Podcasts are like ear candy and have become hugely popular this year. For the first time ever in history a Pulitzer Prize went to a podcast called ‘This American Life’! You can listen to them at any time. Whether you are going for a walk or playing them in the background as you work or even in the shower! There are so many podcasts to choose from. Whether you are looking for a motivational podcast, a story-telling podcast, a debate podcast, a true-crime podcast or even a comedy podcast.
Social Media Detox
Do you find yourself looking for the perfect Instagram opportunity rather than enjoying the company of your friends and family? Then it is the perfect time for a social media detox!A social media detox is voluntarily giving up social media for a set period of time. They usually last up to 7 days and act as a refresh button for your mind. Of course, the duration of your social media detox is completely up to you. Check out our step by step guide to a social media detox here.
A clean space means a clear mind. You won’t believe how much of a difference this will make in your life. Physical clutter keeps signalling the brain that there is something more to do which can be mentally exhausting. Marie Kondo, an organizing consultant, asks the question ‘does it bring you joy?’ and if the answer is no, get rid of it! This technique is so simple but powerful. Instead of debating whether to keep something for hours on end, ask yourself this question and take the time to get rid of bits and bobs that get in your way, you just don’t need any more or take up too much space.
The Classic NY Resolution – Diet
This might be a reoccurring New Year’s resolution for you but this year we have the perfect solution for you to stick to your diet all year round! Love Yourself delivers meals straight to your door which means you don’t have to worry about how many calories you are consuming, planning what to eat every day and going grocery shopping. Leave that all to us and enjoy our delicious yet nutritious meals that are prepared by a Michelin trained chef. We offer a range of diets including Vegetarian, Halal, Balanced, Keto, Veto and many more. Learn more about our diets here.
We hope these new year’s resolutions provide you with some inspiration and have got you thinking about the upcoming year! We love to hear from you so contact us on Instagram (@loveyourselfhq) to let us know if you found these resolutions useful.
By Pooja Depala