52 of the most Unusual, Inspiring and Creative New Years Resolutions

Did you know that an estimated 92% of New Years resolutions end in failure? Hell most of us give up on our resolutions within the first month. Some of the most common resolutions include; eating healthier, exercising more, spending less and learning a new skill. Sure who doesn’t want to be talented, richer, healthier and better looking? The problem is they’re all so…uninspired. Lets face it they’re vague, generic and quite simply boring. No wonder so many of us don’t stick to them. We’re a little over a week into the new year now, how are you doing with the whole ‘new year, new me’ thing? Perhaps like me, you are struggling to see the changes that you hoped would come with the turn of the decade, maybe we’re all in need of some fresh inspiration. It’s never too late to make change, positive steps are not relegated to New years day only.

With that being said I have been scouring the internet, looking high and low under rocks and over mountains, to bring you a comprehensive list chock full with 52 of the most unusual, inspiring and creative resolutions from across the old decade. Read on, find your inspiration and curve those January blues.

  1. Read 52 new books
  2. Cook one new meal each week
  3. Double your height – You’re already half way there!
  4. Be more proactive rather than reactive
  1. Have better sex
  2. Move more
  3. Spend more time in nature
  4. Avoid adulthood at all costs
  5. Create a more positive social media space
  6. Try a new hairstyle
  7. Get your photo taken in five interesting places
  8. Stop procrastinating…starting from tomorrow
  1. Learn a cool party trick
  2. Buy more discounted food
  3. Break a record
  4. Start a political uprising
  5. Go wine tasting
  1. Pet more dogs
  2. Complete a jigsaw
  3. Go to work without a hangover at least twice a week
  4. Check my bank balance more often
  5. Knit more sweaters for freezing trees
  1. Never walk in on my dad doing housecleaning naked. Ever. Again
  2. Learn three infallible jokes
  3. Moisturise regularly
  4. Concoct your go to drink
  5. Find the best local burger joint
  6. Go to restaurants solo more
  7. Go to the cinema solo more
  8. Go travelling solo more
  9. Make love solo less
  10. Celebrate the smaller stuff
  11. Keep technology out of the bedroom
  12. Learn how to kite surf
  13. Go skydiving
  1. Find your signature scent
  2. Write handwritten letters
  3. Make extra money from a side hustle
  4. Volunteer at a local charity
  5. Stop worshipping Satan
  6. Walk to work
  7. Grow some flowers
  8. Bake a cake from scratch
  1. Mean it when you say ‘just one more drink’
  2. Make more plans and stick to them
  3. Buy more candles
  4. Buy the nicest drinks not the cheapest
  5. Call your parents more
  6. Floss
  7. Donate blood
  8. Learn some breathing exercises
  9. Eat more cheese

So that concludes my list of some of the most unique resolutions out there. Which one was your favourite? I’m personally well on my way to learning my first card trick, moisturising my poor neglected skin and spending more time savouring my favourite drinks (as opposed to necking as many jagerbombs as possible for a tenner). Next step, orchestrating the first political uprising of the decade.

In all seriousness though, I would like to add a rather important 53rd resolution of my own: Get to know yourself better. Sure you may want to lose X amount of pounds in Y amount of time. But why? Is it to be healthier, look better, or feel more confident? Most resolutions are just the tip of the iceberg, we need to look beneath the surface to understand what exactly it is driving us. Once you do that you may just find a new surge of inspiration, or discover a new, more realistic avenue to achieving your long term goals.

Let me know what you think of my list. If you have any of your own to add and how your new years resolutions are going. Keep fighting the good fight.

#20somethingish #secondsteptogether

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