2021 is right around the corner, and you know what that means…
New Year's Resolutions!
For many of us, we cannot wait for it to be 2020 and to kiss 2021 goodbye for good!
But, if you happen to be like most adults who aim to use the turning of a new year as an unofficial restart button, you've most likely started creating a list…
A list that has already begun to fill a half sheet of paper with all the normal boring New Year's Resolution stuff such as:
- Lose weight,
- Eat healthy (whatever that means),
- Workout more,
- Pay off your debt,
- Be nicer to your spouse,
- Save more money,
- Stop eating out, and etc., etc.
And you are probably telling yourself this is the year that will be the year.
No doubt, 2021 will be the year you finally stick to your New Year Resolutions. You are going to make it happen. There will be no turning back and you will finally hit all of your goals!
The last 15 years are behind you… you mean business! But then, something happens… in what seems like an instant, February 1st rolls around and you have already resorted to looking towards 2022!
So what if instead of adopting a million goals for 2021, you joined the “Anti-New's Year Resolution” movement and focused on things to try in 2021?
2021, The Anti-New Year's Resolution
Statistically speaking, by mid-February, all the goals most adults set for the new year are null and void.
February marks the month they have stopped saving money, quit their diet and the gym is just too packed to keep going every day.
If you happen to be relating to this it is probably because you, like myself, are a human. And all of us humans are habit-forming creatures. And when we say things like “This is the year I finally do it, or “I am gonna finally change this,” what we are really saying is we want to change some habits!
According to Statista.com, the most common New Year’s Resolutions are:
- Eat less,
- Workout more, and
- Save money.
So if you're anything like me and you are sick of writing down the same three or four things, here is what I recommend for 2021:
Just try new stuff.
Instead of setting weight-loss goals, think of things you would LOVE to do, not of things you clearly don't like doing.
Rather than beating your head against the wall every time you have to go to the gym, think of new fun ways to get outside and get the exercise that you enjoy. Here are some things to try for 2021!See Also: The 9 Best Money Tips for 2021!