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6 practical New Years resolutions to make the most of the year

Are these on your list of resolutions? Marius talks about why they should be and how they can help.


Written by Marius Marsejnii and posted in opinion


This is an opinion of a young person and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of SpunOut.ie. It is one person's experience and may be different for you. If you'd like to write something for SpunOut.ie please contact editor@spunout.ie.


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Even though the new year is just another day in the calendar, it marks something more significant than that. It marks a new beginning, a new chance to improve yourself and create the best version of you. This is the year in which you’ll become a better person: happier and more satisfied about your life. Here are some resolution that will make this the best year you’ve ever had.

Take care of your body

Looking after your body is so important and can make you feel more active and energised. Decide what changes you want to make. Perhaps you want to wake up at 7 a.m, start meditating,  jog for half an hour or eat more fruits and vegetables instead of your fish and chips. You can even find a sport that you enjoy doing and join some classes that will help you become better at it.

It may seem like the hardest thing you’ve ever done but it gets easier every day and making sure you do it every day will hopefully turn it into a long term habit.

Take care of your mind

Mental wellbeing is as important as you physical wellbeing. If you feel the need to talk to someone, talk. It might be to a friend, family member or professionals. Do something you enjoy. Most importantly, accept who you are because everyone is different and unique.

Go on a holiday

A holiday is one of the best things you can do to feel great and I think everyone agrees that sometimes you need a break. You can do something small or close by if you are on a budget. Something as simple as going to a festival or taking a trip to a different part of the country will definitely create unforgettable moments that you’ll be glad to tell your grandchildren one day.

Get rid of old stuff

Getting rid of old stuff might seem as a lot of work to decide what you will use in the future and what goes straight in the bin. In the long run those 20 minutes of ‘Exploring the Closets’ will make you happier, more productive and you will have space for new things in your life.

Focus on something new

Whether it’s a new language you’ve wanted to learn for a long time or to finally get a driver’s licence, the new year is an opportunity to get into something and become very good at it. After all, New Year = New Me.

Practice gratitude    

Practicing gratitude will help make you a better, more cheerful person. There are so many things to be grateful for each day, but many people don’t see those things. They see the struggles, the failures, the disappointments, and they let those negative things define their life, both in how they view it and how they live it. Being grateful for the small and big things each day will help you be less stressed, more positive and will improve the way you will live.

It doesn’t matter how you choose to spend the next year. The most important thing is to remember to spend it in a way that will make you more satisfied about your life.

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Published January 2nd, 2019
Last updated January 4th, 2019
Tags opinion wellbeing new years resolutions goals mental health
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