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Small New Years Resolutions That Will Make a Huge Impact

Wellness

Do you find that you often create huge, unattainable New Years resolutions that never get done? Well, you're not alone. Many people create big goals in hopes of changing their lives, but end up forgetting about them after a couple of weeks. Smaller goals often have a bigger impact because they can feel less overwhelming and easier to achieve on a daily basis. Here are forty small daily changes you can make to your life that will ultimately have a much bigger impact than generic goals.

1. Be more in touch with your moods

2. Create a good things that have happened jar

3. Text people back right away

4. Become consistent with skin/hair care

5. Shop more sustainably

6. Send Handwritten Letters

7. Practice the one touch rule

8. Call People More

9. Be more Consistent With Bedtimes

10. Find A New Hobby

11. Pomodoro Studying

12. Eat Slower

13. Learn how to make your favorite drinks

14. Plan Out your outfits

15. Make A New Friend

16. Volunteer More

17. Go For a walk twice a week

18. Wear Sunscreen

19. Create A Reading Goal

20. Start Habit Tracking

21. Try cooking something new each week

22. Organize a different thing each week (closet, backpack etc...)

23. Consider taking therapy or joining a support group

24. Read Books from different genres to expand your horizon

25. Listen to more podcasts

26. Learn more about your family history

27. Drink more water

28. Focus on doing one thing at a time, not multitasking

29. Make your bed every morning

30. Compliment people more

31. Stay more up to date with the news

32. Stop gossiping

33. Stretch or practice mindfulness

34. Try to get everything done on your to-do list

34. Listen to people more

35. Support small businesses

36. Listen to new artists or songs

37. Meal Prep at the start of the week

38. Text a different friend a day

39. Improve your memory / concentration

40. Save more money

Try to tailor your New Years resolutions to specific things you want to improve in your life. It does not matter if you slightly stray throughout the year or forget about your goal, you can change your habits at any time! This year, focus on creating a happier and more fulfilling life. Happy New Year!

Diya Mehta
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Diya Mehta is a freshman at University of Toronto Schools and an aspiring writer. She is currently a writer for The Teen Magazine and a columnist for The Incandescent Review. She is passionate about writing, reading, mental health advocacy and history and has national awards from Access To Justice, Technovation and Moonshot TKS. When she is not writing she enjoys playing the piano, skiing, baking cupcakes and binge-watching Suits.