It’s a new year, so it’s time for everyone to become a “new me”. Now begins the weight loss journey, and that soda pop drop. Such a convenient time to start, as well. Right before summer, when men need to get shredded and women need to get that coke bottle figure…but we only keep them until we get tired, or busy…and then we forget.
Isn’t that just normal, though? Haven’t we all tried the health reboot resolution? Aren’t there any other ways to keep our health in check (and I’m not just talking physically)?
And why now?
Let’s not waste our time here. Health is important, great. We’ve known that our entire lives, and have had and will continue to have the rest of our entire lives, to focus on it. So why make that the main goal of our new year?
Now, I am not knocking those who choose this route or stay healthy, but we’ve all ridden this wave before. I’m just offering a different type of resolution.
So let’s switch it up.
Let’s face it– maintaining physical health is a lifetime journey. I’ve always had this belief that a New Year’s resolution should be, well, new. It should be unique to you and your dreams. It should excite you. So let’s get rid of those old, generic resolutions. Kick some things off that bucket list. Do something life-changing!
We have 365 days to do something new and have an awesome experience. Why not work towards finally switching it up? Change is great for our mental and emotional health, it’s what makes life interesting and builds character.
If you’d like to start making daily life improvements, here are some resolutions that can aid in that:
Make your bed every morning.
Keep a journal.
Start daily meditation.
Go outside and take a walk once a week.
Read one book each month.
By doing one of these resolutions, one begins to become more motivated. Each of these aid in keeping a balanced life. They help not only stimulate the mind but provide emotional stability. It balances self-care with growth.
Now, if you really want to try something absolutely new, keep reading. I have come up with the most unique resolutions to spice up your new year.
So, tighten up, because here are Amber’s Top 50 Exciting New Year’s Resolutions:
Ride a zip line
Start a flash mob
Surf a wave
Explore a cave
Go cliffdiving (with gear, of course)
Do a stripper routine on a bus or subway (clothes on!)
Chill in a geyser
Surprise someone you’ve been missing
Party in the rain
Have a fashion show
Trek through the desert
Go all day saying “Yes”
Create a hideout
Hold an exotic animal (like a monkey!)
Walk on a bed of nails
Witness sword swallowing
Climb a mountain
Play hide and seek in an odd place (like the mall!)
Swim in every ocean
Race your car
Party nonstop for a whole weekend
Become friends with a foreigner
Busk or sing karaoke in front of quite a few people
Try to speak well in an accent of your choosing for 24 hours
Get a tattoo
Survive on an island alone (have a plan for help though!)
Try to find treasure
Write a book
Kiss in the rain
Go vegetarian or vegan for a bit
Learn another language (and go visit a country that speaks it)
Take yourself out on a date
Go to another country and pretend to be famous
Wear outfits out of your comfort zone (Euphoria, anyone?)
Learn how to belly dance
Change your aesthetic
Go on a shopping spree
Dance on a bar
Go to Amsterdam (You can knock out quite a few bucket list items there)
Have a photo shoot
Spontaneously go on a trip (with or without friends)
Tell people how you really feel
Ride bicycles throughout walmart
Have a massive nerf war
Help someone change their life
Get a new pet
Learn how to protect yourself
Be yourself every day
These resolutions may be completely out there but that’s the point! Welcome change with open arms. Do those things you always dream about. I hope that through this list you’ve come up with some daring and exciting, resolutions on your own. If not, feel free to do one of these. Make this year different. Make this year yours.
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