It is that time of year again. 2016 has passed, and we say hello to a new year. A new year, new you. Many women choose to start a diet and/or exercise program as a New Year’s resolution. And for those goals to be successful you need to set yourself up for success!
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s goal is to have visited and met someone in every U.S. state by year’s end. “After a tumultuous last year, my hope for this challenge is to get out and talk to more people about how they’re living, working and thinking about the future,” he wrote in a post on his Facebook page.
So, need a few ideas for less common resolutions? Check out these ideas!
Toss your loose change in a virtual coffee mug by automatically deposit it to a savings app on your phone. Digit is a great, free app to save change easily every day, and it adds up quickly. Not only that, it sends you text messages with how much is on your bank account, so you can take active control of your finances. At the end of the year, you can take a small vacation, buy the newest electronic device, or keep it in the account for a ‘rainy day’.
Learn a new language
This will come in handy while you are on vacation from all the money you have saved. In addition to learning a new culture easier, taking on a second language does wonders for keeping your brain sharp. Duolingo is a great, free app that gamifies your language learning experience. My 11yo son is currently learning Russian.
Be more adventurous and/or more courageous.
Do something exciting to spice up your life! Try the local zip-line or bungee jump. Take that helicopter ride, climb that mountain or stay on the ground and try a new entrée at a local eatery. A great resolution is just to try something new, and get yourself out of your routine. No matter the adventure level, stepping out of your comfort zone is always rewarding.
The new year is rolling right on in, and now is the time to choose a resolution and (hopefully) stick with it. Happy New Year, and lots of wishes for a productive and happy 2017.