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20 Meaningful New Year Resolutions That You Should Really Be Looking Forward To in 2022

By Sanjay Gouda

Updated - Dec. 13, 2021 10 min read

While resolving to do better every next year by cutting back on this, quitting that, and promising yourself you'll be more affable can seem hollow and passé come March or April, when work is killing you, patience is running thin, and life is simply running its course. But not this NY2022 anymore! We’ve put together a list of 20 most meaningful New Year’s resolutions that you can pick up, put down, and reengage in anytime you feel the urge. Plus, they'll inspire you to live your best life while looking forward to the year ahead. By choosing to complete one (or more) of these intentions, you're officially well on your way to furthering your own happiness and fulfillment.


1. Learn a good party trick

Everyone loves to party and when it is New Year Eve everyone loves to party. So, this New Year takes up a resolution to learn at least one party trick to be the center of the party and enjoy all the perks of it. You can also learn the new drinking games or card games.


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2. Try a new food each week

Set the next years resolution to try a new food every week. This is not just a usual New Year Resolution for all the food lovers, but if you do try a new food each week you'll also end up being a good example for your family and friends. The people and children who are looking up to you will be less picky eaters and with the help of your New Year Resolution, they will also learn how to eat and try new foods together.


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3. Sort out a financial worry

A lot of people might suggest you to start saving as a New Year Resolution but usually, people end up breaking this New Year Resolution at the starting of the year itself. Well, you can take it in such a way that you start saving to sort out the financial problem that has been keeping you busy last year. With this motivation, you won't try to break your New Year Resolution. As it is said that perspective does matter a lot.


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4. Become a plant owner

Getting a plant brings luck in the New year and they also make you a more responsible person. This year you can also have the New Year resolution to watch the miracle of germination in progress. The presence of plants and flowers in their natural environments within a community can be a useful and helpful learning experience.


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5. Walk away from bad relationships

This New Year resolution can be tricky, it is when and how you are to decide about walking away from a bad relationship. There are times when we find ourselves in relationships that are toxic in nature, which makes us feel miserable more often than they make us feel happy. This year have the resolution to walk out of such relationships.


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6. Tame the bulge

There are a lot of reasons why most of us should set a resolution this new year to tame the bulge and eat healthy food. The most obvious reason for this is to lose weight. If you gained weight in 2021, resolve to eat smaller portions in 2022. You can start small with adding fruits to your diet.


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7. Make a career ambition true

2022 should be a year to make a career ambition come true. For that, you should take up a New year resolution to stop thinking and start taking action to make that ambition come true. Start by writing done your ambition on a paper because when you get your ideas written down on a paper then you'll be motivated to turn those ambitions true and the ideas into reality.offbeat-new-year-resolutions-image

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8. Start drinking in moderation or quit drinking altogether

Once you are done and dusted with your NYE Celebrations try to cut down on Alcohol and it will surely have a lot of positive effects on your body and your mental health. Drinking once in a while is understood but if you have a knack of drinking often you might want to have a little detox in 2022.


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9. Donate for a cause

Instead of wasting money on different meaningless things you should donate for a cause that you believe in. Donation not only benefits the charities that you are donating to but it is also deeply rewarding for you. This is a very offbeat and useful New Year Resolution to have.


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10. Take a gastronomy tour of your  ity

Make it 2022's resolution to take a gastronomy tour of the city you are staying in. We understand that there are people who love to go for fancy places but once you taste the street food in your city it will surely leave you with a memorable experience. offbeat-new-year-resolutions-image

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11. Take the stairs

Take 10 minutes to run up the stairs in your office or home. A study in the journal Physiology & Behavior found that tired women who climbed stairs for 10 minutes got a bigger energy boost than those who had the caffeine equivalent of a can of soda or half a cup of coffee (and burned calories too!).


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You can also count your steps and the calories burnt while walking with the help of a smartwatch.


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12. Listen to novels while you work out

Exercisers who saved an audiobook for the gym worked out 51% more often than those who didn't, per a study in Management Science. Sweat while listening to an intense thriller, and the treadmill time will fly by. All you need is a good earphone.


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13. Volunteer

New year's eve is a great time to volunteer to clean up a park or help at an animal shelter. And research shows that pitching in regularly can lead to less stress and lower blood pressure. So use this day to jumpstart a longer-term personal commitment.

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14. Donate old clothes

Bye-bye, too-tight jeans. Keeping smaller clothes as motivation to slim down is baloney and it tends to backfire. Studies show that muffin-top shaming doesn't help, but focusing on being healthy does. After doing your Goodwill drop-off, take a lighter-cooking class or meet a pal for a hike.


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15. Do one thing at a time

Multitasking doesn't make you more efficient, but it does stress you out. If your focus is fragmented, you'll likely find yourself getting anxious as new items come up when old ones are still incomplete. Instead, organize your activities into chunks of time, such as kid time and cooking time, and then commit to being focused in those allotted minutes and see what happens.


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16. Spend less time glued to your phone

It's only your phone who's stopping you to be the best edition of yourself. This new year 2022 promises to keep yourself on a schedule. Turn off as many push notifications as possible. Take distracting apps off your home screen. Kick your device out of bed. If you have a smart speaker, put it to use. Try turning on your phone's grayscale. Stay accountable! 


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17. Pick up useful skills

Physical exercise keeps your body healthy, and mental exercise is key to keeping your mind sharp. Trying something new can boost memory skills and more. Subscribe to a workshop or class basis of your interest could be painting, dancing music or coding, whatever you like to see yourself to be.


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18. Add more citrus to your grocery cart

When you see all those gorgeous in-season grapefruits, oranges, mandarin orange, and berries in the produce aisle, grab an armful. Winter citrus can help keep skin looking healthy thanks to vitamin C, which aids in collagen production. People who ate foods high in C had fewer wrinkles and less age-related dry skin than those who didn't. Try clementine sections sprinkled with pistachios or sweet grapefruit dipped in Greek yogurt for a snack.


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19. Stop procrastinating

The biggest barrier that keeps most people from reaching their goals is the desire to relax and do something fun instead of working hard. Once you get used to procrastinating it’s difficult to snap yourself out of it, so you’ll need to put in a lot of work to change this bad habit. 


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20. Give yourself more compliments

Repeat after us: Today is my day. I'm thankful for me. Positive self-talk can help you focus on what's good in your life. A little vitamin G (for gratitude) can make you feel happier and more satisfied and even improve your sleep. If you repeat an affirmation related to gratitude in the morning, you're likely to show and feel more of it throughout that day. You're so welcome!


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Whatever your goals are, pen them down! People who write down their goals are 42 percent more likely to achieve them. Whatever you looking forward to in 2022, commit it on paper.



Q: This list doesn't comprise of the things I'm looking forward to. Do you have other things to say here?

A. Well, why not shake things up a bit and try creating resolutions of a different variety:

  1. Focus on a passion, not the way you look
  2. Work out to feel good, not be thinner
  3. Stop gossiping
  4. Give one compliment a day
  5. Go a whole day without checking your email
  6. Do random acts of kindness
  7. Read a book a month
  8. Go someplace you’ve never been
  9. Clear out the clutter
  10. Turn off your phone one night a week
  11. Reduce your waste
  12. Travel on a small budget
  13. Write down one thing you’re grateful for every night
  14. Drink more water
  15. Talk to a coworker’s office instead of emailing them
  16. Don’t buy things you don’t need
  17. Keep a journal
  18. Put your bills on autopay
  19. Be kind on social media
  20. Let go of grudges
  21. Stay in touch with the people who matter
  22. Travel somewhere without posting about it on social media
  23. Buy less plastic
  24. Send handwritten letters instead of email and WhatsApp
  25. Donate clothes you never wear
  26. Avoid people who complain a lot
  27. Remove negativity or anything that makes you feel lousy
  28. Wear sunscreen
  29. Do something out of your fear zone
  30. Make Your bed every morning
  31. Stay on top of your inbox
  32. Try guided meditation
  33. Go to bed happy each night
  34. Talk less, listen more
  35. Whatever your goals are, write them down


Q: Which one is correct - New Year's resolution or New Year resolution?

A: New Year’s resolution more correct in nature.

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