New Year’s Resolution Ideas (and How to Accomplish Them)
by Patricia Mendez on Tuesday, December 31, 2019
New Year’s Eve is the sweetest moment of the year for those who love making lists and putting things into perspective. Putting your objectives down on paper will help you stick to them and make your resolutions happen in 2020. However, sometimes it’s hard to decide what’s next on the list. Let us help you!
In this blog post, you’ll learn which are the most popular New Year’s Resolutions for 2020 and what you can do to follow through with them. Keep on reading in English or click here to switch to the Spanish version of the article!
What does the data say?
The following chart by Ipsos details the most popular New Year’s Resolutions among Americans. Although adopting healthy habits tops the 2020 resolutions list, data shows that some classics are still there, e.g., loosing weight and learning a new skill.
This survey presents an interesting fact. Only 38 percent of Americans said they would go for at least one resolution. However, this percentage is way higher among Hispanics, as 56 percent of them plan to accomplish their goals in 2020. Vivan los latinos!
Let us go through each of these resolutions and help you craft an action plan for 2020!
1. Manage Finances Better
Everyone likes to be in good financial shape. To improve your finances, there’s nothing like planning ahead. First of all, you need to have a good understanding of the money you earn and the money you spend. You can keep track of your income and your expenses using an app. Then, create a realistic budget and stick to it by removing unnecessary expenses. This way, you’ll save some money and build an emergy fund that will help you feel relieved.
2. Eat Healthier
If this is among your New Year’s Resolutions, we have good news! Have you ever heard about the Mediterranean Diet? Apart from being delicious, eating as the Spanish, Italian, and Greeks do has many benefits for your health. The Mediterranean Diet has been proved to lower cardiovascular disease risk, reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and increase longevity, among other things. Why don’t you give it a try?
3. Be More Active & Losing Weight
Cold weather is no excuse! There are many things you can do during the winter to stay fit and lose weight, and winter sports are one of the best ways to break the ice, quite literally, and start the new year full of energy. If you’re up to do some travelling, here’s a list with the top ski resorts in Spain. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
4. Improve Mental Well-being & Social Connections
You need to be introspective and accept your own emotions to be happy. No mental-wellness guide will deny this. In the social aspect, getting surrounded by people who share the same interests as you will definitely help as well. Now, they key question is, how do I do that? If you are a language lover, like us, you can travel and meet people from different cultures who will change your perspective. If you can’t afford travelling at the moment, you can attend events or simply smile at your neighbor! You never know how interesting people you see every day can be.
5. Learn a New Skill
Learning a new skill is not only good for your resume, it is also good for your brain and your well-being! Not to mention that you automatically become a more interesting person. In 2020, our golden suggestion is for you to learn a new language. Choose one whose sound and associated culture please you. If you’re not sure which language you want to study, here are several reasons why you should go for Spanish!
6. Be More Eco-Friendly
The Globate Climate and Health Summit 2019 in Madrid changed many people’s minds about climate change. Although we still have a lot to work on, being aware of the problems Earth is facing is the first step to change. There are a lot of small sustainable actions at your fingertips that can help you fight the climate change, such as using public transportation, saving energy and implementing the 3 “Rs”: reduce, reuse and recycle. Our planet will thank you!
We hope you found this post useful. When the clock strikes twelve tonight, you’ll be ready to begin a New Year full of challenging, exciting goals!