Top New Year's Resolutions for 2021
Although 2020 was not the year we hoped it would be, we can set some new goals for 2021 and have a fresh start to the new year. What are some good new year's resolutions? Here are our Top 20 New Year's Resolutions for 2021 that you can focus on. Our ideas vary from environmentally-friendly resolutions to ones that benefit your overall health for the new year.
Ideas for your 2021 New Year Resolutions
1. Use less plastic
A good resolution to make for the new year is to use less plastic. You can do this in a multitude of different ways, such as always bringing your own shopping bags, buying a reusable water bottle, using metal straws, bamboo toothbrushes and more.
2. Meatless Mondays
Meatless Mondays are another great way to reduce your ecological footprint. Sticking to meatless Mondays can have a generous impact on the environment and also on your overall health.
3. Reduce your waste
Small changes in your lifestyle go a long way. Switch out your single-use items to either reusable or biodegradable alternatives.
4. Avoid fast fashion
You could also make it your goal in the new year to shop from sustainable and ethical brands, or choose to buy only second-hand clothing.
5. Shop local
Another simple switch you can make next year to be more environmentally-conscious is to shop local. Support your local farmers while also reducing your food miles with this resolution.
Learn Something New
6. Learn a new language
A great resolution for the new year is to learn a new language, whether it be for your future travels or to add to your repertoire. Use applications like Duolingo or Babbel, or sign up for an online course next year.
7. Learn to cook
Travel the world flights without leaving your kitchen by learning to cook some authentic dishes from around the globe. Check out our International Recipes for Your Dinner Table and start experimenting.
8. Learn a new skill
Start thinking about something you've always wanted to learn how to do, and make it your mission this year to spend more time doing it. There are countless workshops, both online and offline for just about every kind of activity out there.
9. Read more books
A great way to expand your knowledge on a variety of topics is to read more books. Pick a number and try to read at least that many books this upcoming year.
10. Learn to play a new instrument
It's never too late to start learning how to play an instrument, and making it a new year's resolution for 2021 is a good way to start. Check out this list of the top 15 musical instruments you can easily learn and play for some inspiration.
Focus on your health
11. Train for a marathon
Training for a marathon is a great way to get fit, both mentally and physically. Devote the upcoming year to building self-discipline and working your way to the finish line.
Take some time everyday in the new year to just sit and breathe. Meditation tremendously lowers your stress levels and anxiety, while increasing your patience and tolerance.
13. Take more walks
Walking is a fantastic way to improve your overall health, and is one of the most underrated forms of exercise. Make it a goal to walk at least 30 minutes a day and see how your mental and physical well-being improve!
14. Drink more water
One of the best new year's resolutions to make for bettering your health is to drink more water. Download a hydration app to track your water intake, a fun one is Plant Nanny which waters a plant according to how much water you drink.
15. Pick up a new sport
Switch up your workout routine by trying an entirely new sport in the upcoming year. Check out some of the most extreme sports in the world for some ideas.
Boost your well-being
16. Perform random acts of kindness
Give a stranger a compliment, run an errand for your neighbour, donate your clothes; the options are endless when it comes to performing random acts of kindness.
17. Become a more engaged citizen
Become a more engaged citizen in the new year by volunteering, staying informed, registering to vote, contacting your representatives, and more.
18. Do something that scares you
A great new year's resolution is to conquer one of your fears. This isn't always easy, and takes a lot of courage, but the best way to overcome a fear is to just do it anyway. So go for it!
19. Start budgeting
A new year's resolution that will benefit you substantially in the long run is saving money. Create a budget for yourself and do your best to stick to it in the new year. Here are some easy ways to save money.
20. Quit a bad habit
Whether it's smoking or being late all the time, pick a bad habit that you have and focus on trying to change it this year. This resolution might be one of the most challenging, but also the most rewarding.
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These were our top 20 ideas for the new year resolutions that you can make for next year. We hope that some of these ideas inspired you to create your own. If travelling is on your radar for 2021, be sure to keep up to date with our Latest Travel Updates for the World's Popular Destinations and read our Step by Step Trip Planning Guide so that you are well-prepared for your future travels.
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