Five of the best New Year's resolutions that DON'T involve trying to lose weight

Publish Date
Wednesday, 3 January 2018, 9:30AM
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We’re three days into 2018, and let’s be honest, more than a few of us have already given up on our New Year’s resolutions to lose weight by being super healthy.

Well, don’t fret about falling off the bandwagon because here are five of the best goals for 2018 that will boost your wellbeing but don’t involve slaving away at the gym.

Be kinder to yourself

Sometimes we can be our own worst critics, and when we’re constantly thinking bad thoughts about ourselves it can really have a negative impact. So why not take a moment each day to remind yourself of how awesome you are. Let’s not beat ourselves up in 2018 and instead treat ourselves how we would our best friend.

Spend time with loved ones

It’s easy to get bogged down in day-to-day life and start to feel a bit isolated. So in 2018 take the time to reconnect with friends you haven’t seen in a while, schedule in a date with your partner or spend time playing with your kids. It’ll be sure to help shake up routine.

Put your phone down

Be honest, how many times have you checked your phone today? We’re all guilty of being tethered to technology, so why not leave the phone at home when you head outside for a walk along the beach or switch it off while you’re having wines with the gals. You’ll be surprised how much you don’t miss it!

Have more YOU time

Make 2018 the year you focus on finding time to rest. Even if it’s only for 20 minutes take time out to do something that will nourish your soul. Read a good book, go see a movie by yourself, or simply pull out that yoga mat and have a good stretch.

Give back

There’s no better way to have a positive impact on the world this year than by giving back where you can. Donating blood, volunteering at an animal shelter or simply giving up your seat on the bus can make a huge difference in some else’s life.