December 22

Creating New Year’s Resolutions You’ll WANT to Stick With

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More than 40% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, vowing to make positive changes such as losing weight, exercising more, or giving up cigarettes. However, despite their best intentions, a whopping 91% fail to keep their resolutions. Most don’t even make it to the end of January before their willpower fades. Make 2023 the year when you truly change your life by making one of these resolutions you’ll want to stick with.

Find a New Active Hobby

Many of us have resolved to lose weight, exercise more, and improve our fitness, but these resolutions rarely stick. That’s because we mainly see exercise as something we must endure. Sweating it out in a gym might get results, but many of us don’t find it much fun. And when sticking to your resolution is a chore, staying motivated is pretty hard.

This resolution is different because it encourages you to find something you enjoy that gets you moving. Perhaps you want to join a Zumba class, go roller skating, or start paddle boarding. Think of something that sounds like fun and give it a try. If you have a good time, start doing it regularly. At least once a week is ideal. You’ll find yourself losing weight naturally and getting fitter while enjoying yourself.

Cook a Healthy Recipe Each Week

Proper nutrition is vital for living healthy, with experts suggesting 80% of a person’s weight loss comes down to the food they eat. If your nutrition needs an overhaul, finding the time and motivation for a total diet detox can be challenging. That’s why we recommend resolving to cook just one healthy recipe every week. Cooking from scratch helps you avoid processed food and feel a sense of accomplishment when you sit down at the table.

It’s a good idea to set aside an evening when you have some spare time, like Saturday night, to get in the kitchen. You’ll find plenty of healthy meal ideas in blogs, magazines, and cookbooks. Cooking a different one each week gives you something to look forward to and encourages you to try new dishes. You might even find your favorites make their way into your regular meal rotation.

Read a Book a Month

You probably spend hours scrolling through your social media and reading posts, but when was the last time you read a book? If you can’t remember, make 2023 the year you discover how great books can be. Reading books can reduce stress levels, improve concentration, and boost your recall. Resolving to read a book a month is an achievable goal. Any book will do, whether it’s a page-turning biography, a well-loved novel, or an old classic. Choosing books that you enjoy rather than ones you think you should read can help you stick to your resolution.

Switching from socials to books can take some time, so be patient. Training yourself to focus can be challenging when you’re used to small tidbits of information. Aiming for a chapter a night can get you into a good routine. Soon enough, you’ll probably want to read two or three chapters just to see what happens next.

Build an Investment Portfolio

It’s never too early or late to build an investment portfolio. Investing is one of the best ways to build wealth and take control of your financial future. It’s also a lot of fun, which makes this resolution easy to stick to. You might even get addicted as you watch your money grow.

While real estate takes a substantial investment, you can start your investment portfolio with just a little bit of money. There are affordable share options and apps that help you invest your loose change. If you’re unsure how to get started, consider seeing a financial advisor who can help you find the right investment options for your budget and goals.

Clear Out the Clutter

We’ve all got parts of our home we’re not proud of. Whether it’s the messy room we keep closed, the bulging drawers full of random junk, or the pantry full of foods passed their due dates, clutter tends to mount up. Clutter causes stress, which can trigger various mental and physical problems, so make 2023 the year you show it the door.

The key to making this resolution stick is tackling the job in bite-sized pieces. Choose a single job, such as clearing out your fridge or sorting through a drawer. Then you can attack the next clutter magnet. Clearing out clutter is so rewarding that accomplishing one goal can provide great motivation to move on to the next. Once you’ve decluttered, adding drawer organizers and storage bins to your home can keep the clutter at bay. You’ll end 2023 with a much more organized home.

Keep a Journal

Many coaches and counselors encourage their clients to journal, but anyone can benefit from writing. Journaling can improve awareness, break obsessive thought spirals, and regulate your emotions. It may also reduce stress and anxiety and improve your mood.

There’s no one set way to journal. If you find writing challenging, writing one line a day can feel more achievable than writing pages. Of course, you could also use your journal to write long entries capturing your innermost thoughts. Keeping a gratitude journal can encourage you to think more positively and recognize your blessings. Some people find it easier just to pick up a pen and let their journals evolve naturally. Whatever approach feels right to you, you’ll discover many benefits of journaling in 2023.

As we look forward to the next year, the team at Huffines CJDR Lewisville would love to thank all our customers who’ve supported us through 2022. It’s been our privilege to help you find new cars and used vehicles you love and service them, so they continue providing you with years of motoring pleasure. If it’s time for your next service, you can contact us online any time during the festive season. We look forward to seeing you at our Lewisville, Texas, dealership in 2023.


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