New Year Goals and Healthy New Years Resolutions
Dream Big in 2023: Get Inspired by These Goals!
Do you want to improve your savings? Do you want to improve your health? Want to build closer relationships with your family and friends? Are you looking for guidance to reach your life goals?
Now that 2023 is right around the corner, now is the perfect time to start formulating some goals for the coming calendar year.
Whether you want to call it a New Year’s resolution, New Year’s goal, or simply – a goal, setting personal goals for 2023 is a great way to start the year.
Goal ideas can help you sufficiently focus your energies to get what you want out of the new year.
Setting resolutions for the new year is a terrific way to achieve great results and do well. You’re probably well acquainted with the practice.
Your New Year’s goals for the year 2023 can inspire you to further improve your life and look forward to accomplishing new things.
Goals can help you grow, give you motivation, help you outsmart yourself, improve your skills, and reach many other goals.
I set goals every year and even encourage my entire family to set goals too. I actually give everyone a calendar for Christmas each year to make it easier for them to write them down, based on dates.
My wife and I plan out most of our travel throughout the year and write them in our calendar. As things change, we change our dates and plans, but the point is, to have a written goal in mind.
Now, that doesn’t mean that all goals are easy to achieve. Good things don’t always come easily! In reality, they usually require some hard work, but that’s what makes achieving goals feel so rewarding.
So, I want to offer some tips regarding 2023 goals and how to make each one attainable. If you’re curious:
- What are some ideas for 2023 goals?
- How to set new year goals?
- What qualifies as a fun 2023 goal?
- What are some specific 2023 goals that I can make?
This topic is intended for you!
With these goal ideas, you’ll be prepared to lead a truly rewarding and fulfilling year.
New Year Resolution Ideas and Goals
Learn Something Brand New
One of my all-time favorite ambitions is to learn more. Opening up your mind to new possibilities and studying stimulates your imagination. You can’t be too young or too old for expanding your knowledge.
Present a goal for yourself this year by trying unfamiliar hobbies, like:
- Become a polyglot
- Watercolor painting
- Write a hand-written letter and send it in the mail
Because there’s so much to learn and so much potential for learning, this is a very realistic goal. By the way, if you Googled what a polyglot is, you just learned something new! 🙂 Goal achieved. See how easy that was!
If you are looking for a fresh start in the new year, then one of the best goal ideas is finding ways to become more organized.
I just spent an entire day going through my bills and deleting all my auto-renews that no longer served me. I also finished my last quarterly taxes and other tasks that I dreaded and put off. I feel so much better now.
Things that may make you feel better and more organized include:
- Cleaning out your closet, garage, or other areas
- Donating or selling the items you just cleaned out
- Getting your tax, insurance, and other documents in order
- Making a travel calendar as we do
- Planning out your days or weeks
You may save lots of time by being organized, which can decrease your stress. Furthermore, you don’t have to hunt for items when you’re organized.
I was able to find some peculiar statistics from Simply Orderly regarding being unorganized.
- On average, people spend at least 12 days each year looking for things they can’t find.
- Every day, office workers spend an average of 1.5 hours looking for lost things.
- In a recent survey, 55 percent of consumers said that they would save time ranging from 16 to 60 minutes a day if they had better organization.
- Making late payments on bills affects 23% of people because they lack bill organizers.
Read a Compelling New Book
Reading a new book allows you to deepen your personal growth—it is one of the most common self-improvement goals.
Kinds of goals might include reading a new book a month or a new book a week.
There are so many advantages to investing in leisure time by reading. It can help you relax, develop new ideas, and much more.
There are an infinite number of terrific books on the topic of personal development, personal finance, archaeology, romance, travel, and everything in between. You can even join a book club.
I even have numerous subscriptions to magazines, both in print and digital.
Create Budget Goals
Many people realize that budgeting enables them to manage their money better, regardless of whether income is large or small.
This budgeting procedure is one of my top picks because it helps you know how your expenditures match up. Budgets keep you concentrated on your finances, helping you sense when you make investments or spend too much on certain products.
Budgets empower people to achieve personal objectives, quit debt, increase their income, retire, and more.
Walk More and Sit Less
If you’ve been trying to get in shape, lose weight and be healthier, there are a few other health goals you may want to set for yourself.
Without being in good health, nothing in this blog post matters. Being healthy should be your #1 goal.
You should strive to walk at least 10,000 steps daily, which can seem like a lot when you first try it. It’s more about setting the goal of getting up and walking around more.
Other health targets that are worth noting include:
- Drink more water
- Limit or stop eating junk food
- Get on the patch and stop smoking
- Reduce or stop drinking alcohol
- Decrease your sugar intake
- Cut back on soda (even diet)
- Get enough good sleep
- Limit your caffeine
- Reduce your time on social media
- Run or walk a 10K
- Hike more and set a goal to summit a challenging mountain
- Eat fresh and healthy
- Do some exercise every hour
- Stop watching Netflix – You’ve already seen everything already 🙂
- Be mindful
- Join a gym and keep going
- Attend therapy
- Perfect your posture
- Stop judging
When it comes to setting health goals, most of us have big dreams. We want to hit the gym each day, eat only kale salads for lunch and be able to do a pull-up with ease.
While having ambitious health goals is admirable, sometimes our expectations are just a bit…unrealistic.
For those looking for achievable health goals that won’t make you break out in hives of stress, why not try this? Try thinking smaller and focusing on habits like drinking enough water throughout the day or taking time for yourself to relax.
Even if your ultimate goal is larger – like losing 20 pounds – start by focusing on smaller wins that will bring you closer to your end game.
It won’t happen overnight but it may happen eventually if you take it step by step!
New Years Resolutions to Get Your Adrenaline Racing
Have you ever wanted to do something that you fear may bring failure or embarrassment?
Now is the perfect time to change things and take more risks. We all need a little push sometimes, so why not let this be yours?
Great news – if it doesn’t work out, you can always fall back on your tried-and-true comfort zone.
But don’t let that deter you from taking a chance; who knows what amazing experiences await just beyond that edge of discomfort?
Take a leap into the unknown and see how far it takes you!
The possibilities are endless.
If you need a bit of a push, here are some adrenaline-packed goal ideas: (I’ll start with the 5 adrenaline-packed goals I made for myself)
- Hike the John Muir Trail
- Travel to New Zealand
- Sail to Catalina again
- Go 4-wheeling in the desert
- Make new friends
- Go skydiving
- Find new action-packed hobbies
- Start a podcast
There is something about taking a chance on something that frightens you that leads to an exciting experience.
You are likely to feel excited and much more powerful after an unexpected undertaking makes you feel afraid.
My wife and I sailed across the Pacific Ocean by ourselves, twice, and we are changed (for the better) people forever!
Set Up a New Passive Income Stream
We all have dreams of making more money, being our own boss, or changing our current job situation.
But it can be hard to take the plunge when you feel stuck in your current job.
Well, if this is a goal of yours, then we’ve got some great news for you – there’s an easy solution that could make your goals come true!
It may sound too good to be true, but it’s totally legit: start a side hustle!
With the help of some free time and the right resources, you can set yourself up with a new career path or source of income that will help you reach your goals.
Plus, it’s always fun to try something new and gain a fresh perspective on life.
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Volunteer – You’ll Feel Better Helping Others
Volunteering is the perfect way to give back, even if your schedule doesn’t always allow for it.
Whether you’re helping out at an animal shelter or joining a soup kitchen crew, giving of your time and talents can make all the difference!
And hey, getting out of the house every once in a while is never a bad thing.
I volunteer, whenever time allows teaching kids how to surf from foster and at-risk communities, hiking and doing recreational experiences with people with disabilities, and working the infamous dog surfing competition. Too much fun!
Who knows? You might even start to enjoy yourself and meet interesting people in the process! So why not give volunteering a chance?
Take that first step towards making the world just a little bit brighter today!
Find ways to volunteer here!
Expand Your Horizons and Travel
Tired of the same old routine? Itching to get out and explore?
Whether you’re ready to take a quick getaway or want to take the plunge into full-time traveling, setting travel-related goals is a great way to make sure your adventures are as exciting and fulfilling as possible.
As mentioned above, I am an adventure traveler at heart. I always plan at least one (if not two or three) big trips a year and numerous smaller trips to keep things interesting.
If you’re daydreaming about taking a quick weekend trip, pick your destination then let the fun begin!
Map out where you want to go and what sights you want to see. Make sure you do some research on the best restaurants, attractions, and activities in the area – after all, nothing will ruin an awesome vacation more than bad food!
But if long-term travel is more your style, there’s plenty of planning that goes into it. Consider how much money you need for transportation, accommodations, and meals.
Here are a few other travel-related goals:
- Drive at least two to three hours from your home each month and discover something new
- Save $5 a day – That will give you $1,825 for travel – per year!
- Take a train trip
- Travel somewhere new
- Fly to a new country
- Plan an RV trip
- Find when museums, zoos, and other attractions are free (usually once a month)
From increasing your daily step count by doing the running man every morning to mastering the art of baking cakes (or even serving them blindfolded!), there are plenty of ways you can challenge yourself while still having a good time. Make it a game between your friends or family members and keep track of who succeeds first – points go to style as well!
Here are a few unique resolutions you can try:
- Attend a concert
- Attend a networking event alone
- Forgive yourself
- Make some new international healthy meals
- Get a tattoo
- Learn a fun party trick
- Join a club
- Exercise your brain
- Cuddle more
- Delegate more chores
- Make your bed every morning
New Year Resolutions for Students
Let’s face it, the thought of a ‘new year new me’ is usually more exciting than actually following through on those resolutions; this is especially true for students!
With long days of studying, attending lectures, and managing a social life (if you’re lucky), here are some achievable New Year resolutions that every student can stick to:
Get Things in Order
Start by downloading an app like Evernote or Todoist to help keep track of coursework deadlines and extracurricular activities.
Make sure to also clear out your room and desk space! A tidy environment makes studying much easier.
Set aside small chunks of time throughout the day dedicated strictly to studying or completing assignments rather than cramming everything in at the last minute.
Learn How to Cook for Yourself
You will love eating better and learn some culinary skills in the process
Stop buying your friends drinks, food, or other items. Tell them you’re on a “spending diet”
Get More Sleep
Yep, you heard me. Make sure you’re getting good-quality sleep
Find a Job or Internship Opportunity
Resolve to begin applying to positions that are to fulfill your professional objectives.
Start a Study Group
By actively communicating with your classmates. You can enhance your understanding of course material and introduce yourself to new methods of study that suit your learning style.
Set Financial Goals
If you would like to increase your financial goals, here are some suggestions:
- Pay off your debt as soon as possible!
- Open a savings account
- Find a coupon or hack for everything you purchase
- Start an emergency fund
- Save as much as you can for retirement
- Find out if the government owes you money
- Plan for fun or vacation – Live life while you’re alive
Be SMART About Your Goals
The SMART acronym is one of those concepts that are thrown around in the business world, but never really defined. It stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound – but what does it all mean?
Most people interpret SMART to be a set of criteria for goal setting.
But when you break it down further, it’s actually much more than that.
- Specific means your goals should be focused and well-defined. What goals would you like to set? Is it specific enough, or is it too broad? What needs to be done to achieve it? Why do you want to achieve it?
- Measurable means they should be quantifiable so you can measure progress. How can you track your progress? How will you know if you are on track? What milestones will help you track your progress? What small steps can you take toward your end game?
- Attainable means they should be realistic. Is it possible for your 2023 goal to be realized? What action steps are needed to achieve it?
- Relevant means they should have an immediate impact on your current situation or career path. Is your objective worth attaining? Is your goal worthwhile? What is your ultimate aspiration?
- Time-bound implies they must have a deadline attached. What is your timeframe for achieving your goal?
The SMART acronym is more than just an organizational tool. It’s a way of life! Whether you’re an executive or a student, it can help you stay on top of your tasks and keep you focused on the big picture.
So while there may be other acronyms out there vying for attention – such as KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) or YOLO (You Only Live Once) – nothing quite beats the power of SMART when it comes to getting stuff done!
New Years Resolution Ideas are Endless
In conclusion, New Year’s resolutions are a great way to start the year off right. Whether it’s getting fit, eating healthy, or learning a new skill, the possibilities are truly endless. Whether it’s 3 goals or 10, make them fit who you are, and who you want to be or aspire to be. Change is good and you may be surprised how amazing you feel. Don’t forget to write down your goals and even share them with a partner. So join in on the fun and make 2023 your best year yet by choosing a resolution that works for you! And don’t forget to make sure it’s something you can actually stick with – no one wants to be the person who gave up their resolution after only two days! Now, go out there and dominate and reach your goals!