Top 20 Healthy New Year’s Resolution Ideas

December 28, 2016
friends throw confetti to celebrate the new year

Coming up with good New Year’s Resolutions can be a daunting task. You want to come up with resolutions that will change your life in a positive way, but also choose goals that you will actually be able to accomplish.

We’ve mentioned this in the past, but the key to making those resolutions last is to choose specific goals that are attainable, hold yourself accountable, and to not allow yourself to get discouraged down the road. But what if you’re not even sure where to begin?

Here is our list of the top 20 New Year’s Resolution ideas that will get your 2017 started off on the right foot!

  1. Do something peaceful every day.
    Whether it’s writing in your journal, meditation, yoga, or simply taking a walk – make it a goal to take 5 minutes to yourself.
  2. Limit your phone and/or tablet usage.
    Reduce your need for virtual relationships by creating real ones. Try only allowing 1 hour per day, or even 1 hour per week. See how it changes how you interact with people every day.
  3. Eat meals created at home twice each day.
    Cooking at home is the best way to manage how much sugar, sodium, fat, and calories go into what you eat. Make it a goal to eat out less often.
  4. Reduce your daily sugar intake by half.
    Spend the first week or two of 2017 tracking how many teaspoons of sugar you eat or drink every day, then work towards reducing it by half.
  5. Decide to bicycle more.
    If you’re within a couple miles of your work or where you run errands, start using a bike to get there. It’s faster than walking, you’ll get some exercise, save money on gas, reduce your carbon footprint, and always have awesome parking!
  6. Incorporate more movement into your work day.
    We sit too much as it is! Figure out how to move more while at work.
  7. Cut back alcohol consumption to 1-2 times per week.
    This is another great way to save money, and improve your overall health! True Citrus products will help you not miss those sugary cocktails.
  8. Learn to love your body, and yourself.
    Not after you lose ten pounds. Right now.
  9. Drink more water every day.
    We all know the benefits. Make it a goal for this year!
  10. Stop spending money on things you don’t need.
    Do you really need five pairs of jeans, or just one really good pair? Is a new car more important, or a vacation experience with someone you love? Change the way you see material items.
  11. Choose to do one thing you’ve always wanted to do, but never have.
    Always wanted to try improv comedy? Learn how to speak Spanish? Dance the tango? Play an instrument? Learn how to cook? There is no better time than now. Pick one, stop making excuses, and make it happen!
  12. Embrace your weekdays as much as weekends.
    This will take some time, but making the most of your weekdays (not just weekends) will greatly improve the overall happiness in your life.
  13. Use money more wisely, and more healthfully.
    Get rid of that gym membership if you don’t use it, and try eating vegetarian more often. There are plenty of ways to save money on your health while still getting healthy!
  14. Build better relationships.
    In whatever way this means to you. Whether through rebuilding your relationship with your parents or a sibling, or deciding to turn your phone off so that you can give a friend your undivided attention – it’s wonderful to strengthen the ties with the people you care about.
  15. Vow to reduce your stress every day.
    Small changes towards lowering stress levels make a big difference.
  16. Start exercising (your brain) more.
    Focus each week on new projects that work out your mind. Boost those brain muscles so that they will stay strong well into old age!
  17. Donate your time.
    Try volunteering or community outreach. Make it a goal to do something once every month this year that gives back.
  18. Start becoming a morning person.
    Take the steps towards being someone who jumps out of bed in the morning to take on each day with vigor!
  19. Cultivate kindness.
    Tip well for good service. Open the door for someone. Smile. Offer a hug. Donate money to a cause. Make an effort to exude kindness in every facet of your life.
  20. Get healthy with True Citrus!
    Whether it’s by reducing your sodium intake with True Lemon Pepper instead of salt, or by cutting back that soda habit by replacing it with True Peach Lemonade, True Citrus products will help support your changes for a healthier lifestyle.

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