With the New Year comes hope and excitement of what lies ahead. As we move into the New Year, it’s time to make New Year’s resolutions and reflect on how we can best achieve them. However, this is easier said than done. You may need some help along the way. Here are some tools that can help you achieve some of the most common goals among New Year’s resolutions.
Improving your posture:
With the work from home lifestyle, we are spending more time sitting at a desk or relaxing on the couch. As we move into 2021, it doesn’t hurt to turn some attention to improving our posture. With better posture, you will be more likely to improve your energy levels and experience fewer aches and pains.
When it comes to working from home, you can improve your posture by reconsidering the ergonomics of your workspace. Get a chair that provides lumbar support. Consider getting a stand for your laptop to avoid the neck crick you may get from looking down at the screen all day.
For getting more active:
While getting active can be interpreted many ways, there are an abundance of tools at your disposal to monitor your activity. A smart watch or a fitness tracker can help you monitor your progress towards becoming more active. You can create a home gym to get your workout in from the comfort of your home. Maybe this is the year you try your hand at running?
For those who are already avid runners, make goals within your hobby. Start to train for the marathon. You may need to step up your gear. It doesn’t hurt to have the best shoes for marathon running or the comfiest workout outfit.
There are plenty of technologies that can help encourage fitness. Fitness apps like 7 Minute Fitness Challenge can help facilitate quick and easy workouts without having to go to the gym.
For learning a new hobby:
During the pandemic, learning from home isn’t only for students. Through platforms like TedTalks or Audible, you can access lessons to expand your knowledge on many subjects from the comfort of your home. There are even online classes you can enroll in to learn a new skill without applying for college.
When it comes to keeping track of your responsibilities, a planner is an important tool to manage your busy day. Whether a paper planner or a digital planner, writing down your schedule can help you manage your day-to-day tasks.
Along with your planner, you can create checklists to encourage the satisfying action of checking tasks off your list after they have been completed.
Reducing your eco-footprint:
Composting doesn’t have to be complicated: get a countertop composter to help reduce your contributions to the landfill. Instead, you can repurpose your waste and enrich the soil in your own backyard.
With a busy schedule, it can be hard to find the time to read. As a major stress relief, reading is important. By investing in an e-reader, you can access digital books and read on the go.
Drinking more water:
Hydration is so important in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It is harder than it seems to achieve the recommended water intake of at least 8 glasses of water every day. However, now you don’t have to do it alone. Get a water bottle that keeps track of your water intake and reminds you to drink water when you forget.
New Year’s resolutions aren’t meant to be easy. They often require some new tools to face the challenge of change: whether gadgets or a new mindset. Just keep in mind that you don’t have to face your New Year’s resolution on your own.