New Year’s resolutions have a reputation for being broken within a few weeks of the New Year. If you want to truly inspire lasting change in your life in 2022 and beyond, it’s time to rethink how you approach your annual goals. The key is to think small and focus on your daily habits. Here’s a look at 4 achievable goals you can actually stick to in the coming year.
1. Take a Daily Walk
Forget about starting a gym membership and never making the time to go. Instead, set a goal to take a walk each day. Whether you walk in the morning, on your lunch break, or after dinner, you will notice an incredible difference with this small boost in exercise. Plus, it’s easy to scale up by picking up the pace or walking longer distances to further boost your fitness.
2. Limit Your Social Media Use
While social media may help you stay connected with friends and family, it may also spread some toxic vibes. It might not be realistic to disconnect entirely, but you can set some healthy limits by only checking Facebook and Instagram within a one-hour window of the day or setting a daily time limit for those apps on your devices. With all the time you’re saving not looking at your social feeds, build new habits like reading a book or starting a crafty hobby.
3. Set a Small Monthly Savings Goal
Financial stress is prevalent for many people, and it’s not always easy to stick to savings goals. However, a little can go a long way. Shoot for a small savings goal (even just $10-20 per paycheck), so you can keep at it and build a rainy day fund that is there when you need it.
4. Try a New Food Each Week
Want to eat healthier or break a junk food habit? Instead of focusing on foods to avoid, try broadening your horizons with a new food each week. Consider trying exotic produce items, meat substitutes, lesser-known grains, and other new foods that can help you build healthier eating habits.
Accountability can also be a huge help when it comes to sticking to your New Year’s resolutions. Seeing a therapist can keep you accountable for your goals and help you build positive habits in your life. With MeMD, you can schedule a talk therapy appointment in as little as 24 hours and enjoy the convenience of virtual visits with our providers.