Skip the unachievable goals and try these actually doable “mini resolutions” instead.
If you feel like every New Year’s resolution you’ve come up with in the past has been a bust, you’re not alone. You’ve likely heard the statistics before, but to recap: According to Inc., about 80 percent of people who make New Year’s resolutions have given them up by the second week of February. And in 2020, fitness app Strava coined January 19 as “Quitter’s Day” — the day most people ditch their goal for the year — based on research from more than 800 million user-logged activities in 2019. All that being said, however, that doesn’t have to be true for you.
The idea of a New Year’s resolution can be very intimidating for some people. By simply making small tweaks to your daily routine, you can create big changes in your life that feel natural. In fact, it’s actually best you avoid making lofty or overly ambitious goals. Sometimes, the smaller the goal, the bigger the impact it can have on your life and the more likely you are to see it through.
Whether you’d like to focus on self-care in 2022, expand your horizons, learn something new, or try to be a better person overall, there are small, easy-to-follow actions to help get you there. We’ve come up with 50 of the best mini resolutions that are practically effortless to implement into your daily life — so you can achieve maximum personal growth. Whether you commit to just one or choose a handful, you’re destined to have a bright future to look forward to.
… develop a skin care routine.
… schedule time for yourself every day.
… be intentional.
… learn to find peace in the middle of chaos.
… get creative.
… be more organized.
… travel, even if it’s just to a new neighborhood.
… try new foods.
… put your phone down and go somewhere.
… look on the bright side.
… empty your thoughts into a journal.
… learn something new.
… make a new friend.
… spend more time with people who bring you joy.
… get to know your coworkers better.
… spend less time in front of the TV, and more time connecting with those you love.
… listen intently, and to not give advice unless it’s asked for.
… make sure friends and family know how much you love them every day.
STOP TOXIC BEHAVIOR
… not look at your phone as soon as you wake up.
… let go of people who aren’t making your life better.
… unfollow negative people on social media.
… empathize more and judge less.
GROW SELF CONFIDENCE
… speak kindly to yourself.
… forgive yourself for infractions big and small.
… stop comparing yourself to others.
… take one small step towards your “someday,” every day.
… not say “I’m sorry” unless you really mean it.
… accept compliments by saying “thank you,” and nothing more.
… celebrate small wins.
… take the stairs instead of the elevator whenever possible.
… read more books.
… make a good night’s rest a priority.
… drink more water.
…. do something healthy every day, even if it’s just drinking a cup of green tea.
… limit alcoholic beverages.
… take routine walks and track your steps.
… improve your diet.
… build in more naps to your schedule to improve health.
… track your spending.
… learn to recognize your worth and then ask for it.
… start investing for a sound future.
… pick up a side hustle.
… save for a rainy day.
PRACTICE SOCIAL JUSTICE
… spend money on companies that do good.
… turn your struggle into triumph by helping community members overcome personal pain points.
… learn more about equal rights and what it means to be LGBTQ+.
… identify your privilege and how to use it for good.
… become more environmentally conscious.