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New Year’s Resolution Ideas: 100 SMART Goals To Improve Your Life

Have you been struggling to think of cool ideas for New Year’s resolutions this year? We’ve got you covered! Check out this list of 100 New Year’s resolution ideas to get your year started off right.

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This article was updated on 12/20/2023.

The new year is a great opportunity to start over, work on yourself, or go after your goals.

That is why I have gathered the best list of 100 New Year’s resolution ideas to get your year started off right.

You will love these ideas because they will push you to improve the quality of your life. 

Now, staying motivated to accomplish your New Year’s resolutions is not always easy, but please do not get discouraged

You can achieve anything you set your mind to as long as you remain consistent and focus on one thing at a time. (Remember…Less is MORE)

So, do not overwhelmed yourself with too much and keep pushing! I guaranteed you see extraordinary results. 

Before we start, make sure to get our FREE printable below so you can create your own list and start working toward your goals today. 

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New Year’s Resolution Ideas Made for Students

New Year’s Resolution Ideas for Couples

New Year’s Resolution Ideas for Best Friends

Unique New Year’s Resolution Ideas

 

New Year’s Resolution Ideas Made for Students

1. Take Better Notes

 

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To be honest, I’ve always loved taking notes. I like using highlighters and sticky notes and colorful pens — it’s just so aesthetically pleasing and makes studying bearable.

A few of my friends have vowed to take better notes, though.

This is a great New Year’s resolution idea because it can make studying more efficient and can improve your grades.

Try motivating yourself to take notes by buying some cute notebooks and fun pens.

If you take notes on a laptop or tablet, have some documents and folders ready so you can organize notes by course and date.

2. Workout more

School can suck up all of your time and energy, whether you realize it or not.

It can be hard to squeeze in time to work out and take care of your body.

I told myself that I was going to exercise more this past semester, but I ended up studying all day and then passing out at night, completely exhausted.

If you want this to be your New Year’s resolution, I’d suggest penciling time into your schedule — preferably in the morning before the school day exhausts you.

You won’t regret it, as exercising will lift your mood, alleviate stress, and give you more energy for the rest of the day.

3. Make more money

Like I said earlier, it can be hard to make time for other things while you’re in school, so making room for a part-time job in your schedule can be difficult.

If you’re unable to keep up with your expenses, or if you want to start saving, there are a few other ways to make a few bucks.

• Sell some of your old clothes on websites or apps such as Poshmark.

• Participate in research studies near you — your university might pay for your participation.

• Sell some of your crafts on Etsy.

• Ask around for babysitting or dog sitting jobs.

However, the truth is that focusing on getting a job, or focusing on the one you already have, is the most reliable way to make money.

As long as you can figure out a balance between work and school, you’ll be happy to have that money in the bank.

4. Call your family members more

Your loved ones will surely want to know what you’ve been up to at school.

Make it a goal to talk to them on a weekly basis.

They’ll love to hear from you, and maybe they’ll offer some support or advice that you didn’t even know you needed.

This New Year’s resolution will help keep your priorities straight — school isn’t always the most important thing!

5. Have more fun

Some of us take school a bit more seriously than others, and that’s OK.

Just remember to have fun, too! Your New Year’s resolution can be to schedule more fun things in your week.

Invite your friends over for a movie night. Go to a party.

Eat nachos at a football game. Whatever sounds fun to you!

6. Get an internship

Do you want to work toward your goals? One step you can take is to get an internship to gain experience.

The first thing you’ll have to do is find the internships you want to apply for.

Then, update your resume and start working on cover letters!

Ask your friends or counselors for advice or spell checks.

7. Get better grades

This one is not so simple to achieve, but if you make good daily habits, you’ll definitely see results.

Instead of waiting until the last minute to cram for an exam, set aside 20 minutes a day to study starting a few weeks beforehand.

Also, if you make time to study, but you don’t really know how to do so effectively, here are some techniques you can try.

• Make flashcards and test yourself.

• Have a friend quiz you.

• Try to explain the subject material to a friend — sometimes, teaching someone else can help us learn.

• For memorization, come up with silly acronyms.

8. Cut back on coffee

I love coffee too much to carry this one out, but it would probably do me some good.

If you rely on coffee a little too much to get through the day, limit your intake.

Maybe only go for a few cups a week.

Caffeine isn’t great for you, so only good things can come from this New Year’s resolution idea.

9. Get more sleep

I can’t stress the importance of sleep enough. It’s so important for your mental and physical health.

And making sure that you get enough hours can improve your performance in school, too.

To start, you can choose a lights-out time to stick to every day.

Hopefully, your sleep schedule will regulate as a result.

10. Read more books

I love reading, but it can be hard to find time during the school year to read for pleasure.

Chances are that you’re already reading a ton of books for class, but it’s not the same.

Set aside 20 minutes a day to read a book for fun. I like to do my reading before bed.

11. Keep up with current events

It’s easy to live in a bubble while in school.

But it’s good to keep up with current events to keep your life in perspective.

Listen to podcasts, read The New York Times — whatever works for you.

12. Spend less time on social media

My screen time is getting just a tad out of hand.

If you spend too much time on your phone, it can affect your sleep or take up time you could be spending doing something a little more productive.

Some steps you can take include keeping your phone in your bag when you’re on a walk or turning it off before you fall asleep.

13. Keep your room clean

This may seem like a silly New Year’s resolution.

But having a clean space can reduce your stress levels and make you feel more productive and organized.

Especially if you are living in a dorm, keeping your small space neat can do so much for your mood.

Plus, it’s always a good habit to have.

14. Drink more water

It’s so important to drink plenty of water.

It keeps your body healthy, prevents illness, and it can help with headaches and acne.

An easy way to up your water intake is to come up with a goal and set reminders on your phone.

There are also apps that can help you keep track.

15. Wake up earlier

Even if you’re not a morning person (I’m definitely not), you can get so much done when you wake up earlier.

It can help you feel more rested and productive. It is also helps support good mental health.

16. Enjoy nature more

This is a great New Year’s resolution idea for anyone. Spending more time outside when the weather is nice is a great mood booster.

Make time to go to a local garden or go on a hike.

If you still find you’re too busy with school, just study outside!

17. Eat healthier

Eating healthy can do a lot for your mental health as well as your physical health.

For college students, it’s especially easy to opt for fried foods at the dining halls.

If you have access to a kitchen, trying cooking a healthy meal for yourself.

Or make sure you’re choosing lots of fruits and vegetables when at the dining hall.

18. Learn to play an instrument

This was my New Year’s resolution a while back.

I asked for a ukulele for Christmas, and I spent the year watching tutorials on YouTube.

It was a fun way to keep myself busy when I was bored.

Instruments can be expensive, so if you don’t want to spend the money, ask a friend if you can borrow one.

19. Keep a planner

I love buying a new planner at the beginning of each year.

That thing will stick by my side every single day for 365 days straight.

If you’re wanting to be more organized this year, write down all of your homework and plans in a planner.

It’s so useful, and you can have fun decorating it with stickers and colorful pens.

20. Start a bullet journal

If you don’t know, a bullet journal is somewhat similar to a planner.

However, there are key differences.

With a bullet journal, you design your own pages, so you can keep track of more than just your homework.

You can track sleep patterns, how much water you drink, what movies you want to watch, etc.

You can make the pages aesthetically pleasing, and even the act of drawing them out is relaxing.

21. Put more effort into your appearance

Now, nobody needs to change or improve the way they look.

However, sometimes, taking more time to do your hair or pick out a cute outfit can make you feel ready to take on the day.

Make it your New Year’s resolution to spend more time on yourself and boost your confidence.

And, it can be fun to explore different looks if you want to change it up.

22. Get your writing publisher

If writing is something you’re interested in — creative writing or otherwise — this is a great New Year’s resolution idea.

It took me a few tries before I got my first poem published, but it was so rewarding when I did.

Even if you don’t consider yourself a talented writer, just send some stuff out and see if anyone will bite. You might be surprised!

23. Travel more

Traveling is a great way to make memories and gain some perspective.

Maybe look into some study abroad programs.

If going overseas seems too overwhelming or expensive, road trip around!

Nothing bad can come of seeing more of the world.

24. Make more time for friends

When you’re older, you won’t remember how much homework you had, but the memories you made with your friends.

School is important, of course. But it’s much more important to be happy and make connections with people.

Make it your New Year’s resolution to find a balance between your social life and academic life.

25. Spend less money

Maybe you’ve gone a little overboard with online shopping.

Or maybe you’ve been drinking too many Starbucks lattes lately.

Whatever it is, if you want to save money, come up with a plan to spend less of it.

Come up with a budget for each month, and make sure to stay within your limits.

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New Year’s Resolution Ideas for Couples

26. Go on more dates

Maybe you and your significant other need some more fun in your lives.

Or maybe you’re trying to reignite the spark in your relationship.

Whatever it may be, going on more dates is a fun New Year’s resolution idea.

You’re essentially vowing to have more fun with each other.

How could that be a bad thing? Just remember to pencil it into your calendar so you remember to make time for it.

27. Take a class together

This is such a fun New Year’s resolution idea because the options are endless.

Take a dance class, painting, cake decorating, whatever class you can think of!

If it’s something new for both of you, you’ll have fun making a fool of yourselves together.

Or maybe one of you is a talented artist and the other wants to take an interest in what you do. You really can’t go wrong.

28. Make more time for yourself

This one may seem a little counterintuitive, but having more me-time can do great things for your relationship.

It can reduce stress and give you a break from your everyday life.

Sometimes, that’s what you need in a healthy relationship.

If you spend too much time together, you’ll end up taking out your frustrations on only each other.

29. Less screen time

If you and your partner are looking for a way to connect more, this could be the New Year’s resolution idea you need.

You can start by speaking with your partner about your goals — how will spending less time on your phone or watching less TV help you achieve those goals?

Then determine what times throughout the day you are and aren’t supposed to be staring at a screen.

Maybe the cell phone turns off after 7 p.m. Maybe you only watch one hour of TV a day.

Whatever you guys decide, you’re sure to learn a lot about your relationship without all of those distractions.

30. Make chores more equitable

If you feel that the distribution of household chores isn’t distributed evenly, why not address it with your New Year’s resolution?

Maybe you’re sick of washing your partner’s dishes all the time or doing too much of the cooking.

Talk to them about figuring out a balance. You can make it fun, too.

Come up with silly recipes to cook together, or take turns throughout the week.

31. Engage in each other’s interests

It’s OK for people in a relationship to each have their own hobbies and interests.

Sometimes, though, it can be nice to know that your partner takes an interest in what you like.

If your partner likes to read a lot, maybe give one of their favorite books a try.

If your partner is really into soccer, go to a game together!

32. Be more honest with each other

Communication is key. Make it a pact to be more open with each other.

This one may be a little difficult to do, but chances are that all parties involved will feel better getting things off their chest.

The longer you keep things to yourself, the more anxious or angry you may get.

33. Practice positivity

You and your partner can help each other create a positive living space.

To start, keep negative words to a minimum.

Instead, tell each other something kind at least once a day. You can also practice meditation and yoga together to reduce stress.

34. Work on a project together

Have you always wanted to write a blog? Start an Etsy business?

You and your partner can work on it together! It can add a little bit of fun to your day.

35. Redecorate your home

If you and your partner live together, maybe it’s time to change things up a little bit.

Repaint the kitchen cabinets. Buy some new paintings for the living room.

Hang up some picture frames. A newly decorated space can feel like a new start.

36. Support each other’s goals

Again, life can feel like it just gets in the way sometimes. But it’s time to stop putting your goals on hold.

This New Year’s, promise each other that you’ll put your dreams into action and that you won’t get in the way of them.

Help keep each other on track.

37. Try couples therapy

If you and your partner have been talking about attending therapy for a while, maybe it’s time to finally follow through.

Make it your New Year’s resolution to give couples therapy a try. It’s helped plenty of people!

38. Go on a daily walk

This is a great New Year’s resolution idea for many reasons.

First, exercise is almost always a good idea. Walking daily can improve physical and mental health.

And it’s a great chance for you and your partner to talk without too many distractions

39. Get a pet

Maybe you guys have been talking about getting a dog for years, or maybe you’ve never thought about it.

Either way, how could getting a pet be a bad idea? Sure, sometimes they can be smelly and expensive.

But they’re too cute to turn down.

40. Take more pictures together

Taking more pictures is a great way to remind each other of the fun memories you’ve made.

Hang them around your house for cute decor, and post them on social media to let everyone know what you guys are up to.

You’ll love looking back on these photos years down the line.

41. Talk more

When life gets busy, it can feel like you never get to really talk with your partner anymore.

Set some concrete goals this year to ensure that you guys get enough face time with each other.

For example, instead of spending time on your phones in the morning, sit down for a cup of coffee together, and talk about current events or each other’s plans for the day.

42. Clean up the house

Keeping your house clean can help keep your life organized.

This year, make it your New Year’s resolution to keep a clean, positive space.

It will be nice to show off to visitors.

43. Get to know your neighbors

Maybe you and your partner just moved to a new area.

Or maybe you guys just haven’t gotten to know your neighbors since they moved in.

Either way, it doesn’t hurt to build your network and form a supportive community.

An easy way to start is simply by knocking on doors — invite them over for dinner sometime!

44. Visit your in-laws more often

Make it your New Year’s resolution to visit each other’s side of the family more often.

Invite them over for dinner or insist you come for a visit.

If they live across the country, make it a goal to call them more or plan a road trip.

45. Celebrate more

One way to practice positivity is to celebrate each other’s life accomplishments — big and small.

Go big for every holiday. Go out to a nice dinner when one of you gets a promotion.

There are a billion things you can be celebrating!

46. Drink less alcohol

There are plenty of reasons to drink less.

It can be beneficial for your health and can save you money, for example.

Whatever your reason, if this is something that you both want to do, make a set of guidelines to follow throughout the year.

Like, limit yourself to two glasses of wine per week.

47. Amp up the romance

This New Year’s resolution is quite popular and can be accomplished in many different ways.

Go on more dates. Take a trip together. Give daily affirmations.

Whatever you and your partner will enjoy.

48. Say “I love you” more

This one is simple and straightforward. Words of affirmation can be so important in any relationship.

Make sure that your partner knows how you feel about them.

49. Show more physical affection

Just as words of affirmation can be important for a relationship, so can touch.

Hold each other’s hands when you walk. Offer a hug when they get home from work.

Little actions like these matter.

50. Prioritize family

Whether you’re married or not, have kids or not, make it a priority to focus on family this year.

Spend more time with each other’s parents and siblings.

Go visit your cousins. Plan a family vacation. You won’t regret this New Year’s resolution.

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New Year’s Resolution Ideas for Best Friends

51. Make plans for a trip

If you’re like me and my friends, you guys have been itching to go on an adventure together.

Make this the year! Road trip to the coast or the mountains.

Or a more budget and time-friendly option is to plan a day trip.

Spend the day in a city near yours, or explore the one you already live in.

52. Make new friends

Do you and your best friend want to expand your circle? You definitely can and should.

Coming out of the pandemic, we’ve all missed social interaction and meeting new people.

You and your best friend should plan to join some new clubs, volunteer, go to bars, etc. See who you meet.

53. Treat yourselves

Maybe you and your best friend could spend a little less time stressing about everything else and indulge more.

Go out for drinks! Take a trip to the spa! Go to the game!

54. Spend more time with each other

Sometimes, life can get busy. So busy that you haven’t been able to see your best friend in ages.

This year, make it a pact to see each other more this year.

You guys should prioritize each other no matter what else is going on.

55. Try new restaurants

There are way too many restaurants I still need to try in my hometown.

You’d think I would’ve gotten around to it after living there for a number of decades, but I tend to go to the same five places over and over again.

Make it your New Year’s resolution to try new restaurants around your town. Go on a little food adventure!

56. Explore your city

I’ve lived in Kansas City for years, but I still couldn’t tell you everything it has to offer.

I bet that in your city, there are so many cool buildings, events, and people that you have yet to discover.

You and your best friend should make a pact to learn more about your city, and have fun doing it.

57. Take dance classes

Recreational dance classes are a fun way to meet new people. I’ve made a few lifelong friends from dance class.

You and your best friend should sign up this year. Contemporary, ballroom, hip-hop — there are plenty of options for all levels

58. Check in on each other more

Sometimes, it can be hard to keep up with your best friend when you have your own stuff going on. Life can be hard, so make it a point to check in with each other more.

Once a week, go for coffee and rant about school, work, your parents, your partner, etc. Make sure each of you is doing OK.

59. Dress more courageously

It can be hard to wear the things you want with confidence.

If you’ve been wanting to break out that new crop top or buy a new wardrobe, you should! Clothes can be a fun way to express yourself.

Encourage each other to dress how you actually want rather than the same shirt and shorts you wear every week.

60. Start an Etsy business

It’s time to put all that creativity to use.

You and your best friend should make it your New Year’s resolution to start a miniature business.

There are so many things you can draw, paint, glue, or sew to put together some cool items.

Even if you don’t end up making much of a profit, you’ll have fun putting everything together with your best friend.

61. Spend more time listening to each other

For some of us, it’s easier to talk and get our worries off our chest.

For others, it’s easier to support our friends by listening to their problems.

But maybe you and your best friend could find a better balance between listening and sharing.

Make it your New Year’s resolution to genuinely listen to each other’s issues more.

62. Get fit together

For me, it’s easier to motivate myself to work out when I have a friend tagging along.

Find some fitness classes and promise to show up every week.

You two can also go on walks together and catch up.

There are a ton of ways to get moving that will be 10 times more fun with your friend.

63. Have more movie nights

Movie nights are a great way to laugh together.

Your New Year’s resolution can be to have a movie night weekly or biweekly.

It will be something that you guys can look forward to every week!

And don’t forget the snacks.

64. Start a little book club

I always love talking about books with my friends.

This year, you guys can start a little book club.

Meet once a month or so to discuss the new books you’ve read. See if others want to join!

65. Finally get tattoos

You two have been talking about getting tattoos for forever (matching or non-matching), but you guys always chicken out.

Hold each other to it this year. Just go for it!

Life is too short to not get the tattoo.

66. Volunteer together

Volunteering around your community can be such a rewarding experience.

You and your best friend should share this experience!

Help out around your town and have fun doing it.

If you’re not sure of any volunteer opportunities near you, all it takes is a quick google search.

67. Mesh your friend groups

You and your best friend should introduce all of your other friends and acquaintances.

If everyone gets along well, you’ll have a big group of friends to hang out with.

Big friend groups can be the best kind of friendship.

68. Save for a trip to Europe

A trip to Europe with your best friend might seem financially… unreasonable.

But if you put in the work, you can make it possible.

Put aside a percentage of your earnings each week, and by the end of the year, you’ll be prepared for great plans.

69. Binge a TV show together

A fun way to ensure that you and your friend will spend time together is to binge a show.

Catch up on a couple of episodes each week.

By the end of the year, you’ll know the characters and the seasons inside and out.

70. Start a band

Whether it’s serious or silly, how could starting a band be a bad idea? I can’t imagine it would be boring.

Get your friends together with some instruments, and start working on some songs.

71. Learn how to roller skate

I used to roller skate all the time when I was little. I remember it being a blast, but I’m not so sure I can do it anymore.

I plan to relearn with my friend this summer.

You and your friend should too! Dress up in helmets and knee pads and make fools of yourselves.

72. Spend more time out of the house

No matter how much you and your friend love sitting on the couch and watching movies all day, it’s important to get out of the house, too.

Go out to lunch. Meet some people! Have a picnic at the park!

73. Visit each other more

If you and your best friend live miles apart, try to visit each other more often.

Road trip or indulge in a plane ticket. It’s for your friend, so it will be worth it!

74. Get to know each other better

Even though it feels like you guys have known each other for a century, there is still a lot you can learn about each other.

For your New Year’s resolution this year, promise to get to know each other.

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Unique New Year’s Resolution Ideas

75. Pick some complicated recipes and perfect them

We can’t all be Julie Powell and make our way through Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

But learning to cook is a great New Year’s resolution idea.

You’ll never regret learning how to cook for yourself or other people.

And this is a fairly attainable goal as well.

Chances are that you already have the supplies you’ll need. If not, borrow your friend’s kitchen.

You can learn recipes by simply reading the instructions or watching YouTube videos.

If you’re feeling extra ambitious, sign up for a cooking class near you.

76. Paint more

This one is going to be on my list next year.

I used to paint all the time, but life got in the way.

However, it’s important to make time for the things that make you happy.

Sign up for classes near you, follow along to some YouTube videos, or simply paint what you like on your own time.

77. Try goat yoga

I have always wanted to try goat yoga. I love yoga, and I love goats.

Can you think of a better way to spend your time than doing some relaxing yoga surrounded by cute little bleating goats? I can’t.

Check and see if there’s goat yoga near you and sign up.

If you can’t find anything, remember to check when you’re on your next vacation in a different city.

78. Go skydiving

This one is definitely not for me. But if you’ve been talking about going skydiving sometime before you die, why not now?

You’ll be surprised by how many places offer it in the U.S.

And as a bonus, this New Year’s resolution is one and done, so you won’t have to pressure yourself with practicing a skill every day or anything like that.

79. Try going vegan or vegetarian for a couple of days a week

This one will be easier than you think, and it will help reduce your carbon footprint and help the environment.

If you choose to go this route, plant-based milk such as oat or almond milk will be your best friend — I actually prefer it to cow milk.

You can also find tofu or plant-based meat substitutes at your local grocery store — give them a try!

You might be surprised by what you like.

Canned beans are also a good vegan protein source that’s affordable.

Have vegan taco nights with refried beans and black beans!

80. Support Black-owned businesses

It is important to actively support people of color to help society toward racial equality.

By supporting Black-owned businesses, you are helping close the racial wealth gap, making local economies stronger, and more.

At the beginning of the year, create a list of Black-owned businesses you’d like to support, and add to this list throughout the year.

81. Support LGBTQ+-owned businesses

For similar reasons listed above, you should support LGBTQ+-owned businesses.

A lot of people try to do so during Pride Month, but supporting the LGBTQ+ community should be a year-round effort.

Research some LGBTQ+-owned businesses that you can support.

82. Learn a new language

If I could learn all of the languages in the world, I would.

Being multilingual is such a great skill to have.

Even if you don’t have an immediate opportunity for using the language you’re learning (e.g. you’re learning Dutch but aren’t planning to go to Denmark any time soon), it’s still a great mental exercise and encourages you to think about your native language in new and creative ways.

Start with an app like Duolingo, and work your way up to reading some children’s books and listening to music and watching movies in the language.

83. Write everyday

This was my New Year’s resolution last year, and I actually stuck to it.

This New Year’s resolution idea is perfect if you want to be a writer.

Even if writing is not your thing, journaling can help organize your thoughts, alleviate stress, and expel creative energy.

I highly recommend this New Year’s resolution.

I happened to do this in 2023, so I have a personal record of all of the world-changing events that happened that I can look back on someday.

84. Join a club

Try something new! It’s a great way to learn a new skill.

Or get back to your hobbies and spend time with people who like the same things that you do.

You might make some great new friends!

85. Stick to a cleaning schedule

Maybe you never quite formed the habit of keeping your space clean.

Make a cleaning schedule for yourself and stick to it.

Even if it’s just twenty minutes a day, it will make a huge difference in the way your space looks and feels.

Personally, I always feel more productive when my apartment is clean.

86. Start a garden

Starting a garden can be a fun, year-long project.

Start making plans at the beginning of the year.

If you don’t already have garden beds, buy some dirt and raised garden beds at the store.

Grow some vegetables to cook with! Flowers are great, too!

87. Donate the things you don’t need

Chances are that you have a lot of stuff you don’t really need.

Practice a little bit of minimalism by donating clothes and furniture that you think could be of use to someone else.

It will help you keep things organized.

88. Quit a bad habit

This year is as good as any to quit a bad habit.

Whatever it is — biting your nails, smoking, etc. — it may be hard at first, but it will be worth it.

Organize a list of strategies to keep yourself on track.

Like, maybe you get to reward yourself every so often.

89. Listen to audiobooks in the car

Rather than listen to the same songs over and over again when you drive, listen to some audiobooks.

It’s a fun way to pass the time, and you’ll be well-read.

I like to use Audible for downloading audiobooks.

90. Organize your family tree

Have you always wondered who is in your family tree?

This is a great New Year’s resolution idea if you want to learn about your lineage.

Interview your close relatives to see what they know, and take what you find to a website such as Ancestry.com.

91. Get a new wardrobe

This is a great New Year’s resolution idea if you’re looking for a change.

Buying some new clothes is a fun way to reinvent yourself and start fresh.

I always like to peruse Pinterest for fashion inspo.

92. Get a new look

Like I said, reinventing yourself is a great way to start fresh.

Go for something a little more drastic than a new wardrobe.

Cut your hair; dye it. Get a new tattoo or a piercing.

You’ll have fun showing off the new you.

93. Run a marathon (or half marathon)

This is something I’ve always wanted to do, but I’ve never gotten around to it.

The training is intense, so unless you’re already an amazing runner, this truly will be a year-long project.

Start by making a running schedule with goals.

You can start with something comfortable, like a couple of miles, and then slowly work your way up week by week.

But be careful not to overdo it. Too much running can be bad for you.

94. Start a poetry collection

Make your New Year’s resolution about expressing your creative side.

Make a schedule for yourself to write a few poems a week.

If you stick to it, you’ll have at least 150 poems by the end of the year.

It doesn’t matter if they’re good or bad.

Writing poetry can be a rewarding, meditative experience.

95. Floss daily

You’re lying if you say you haven’t struggled to keep up with flossing at some point in your life.

My dentists would always beg me to floss more as a kid. I finally picked up the habit.

It’s time that you do too. Your smile will be thanking you for it.

96. Stretch everyday

Stretching is so good for your body.

It helps you keep your muscles strong and maintains the proper range of motion for joints.

This is something you can do while watching TV. — that’s my favorite time to stretch.

97. Download a dating app

Many people are hesitant about the idea of meeting a partner through an app.

But there are also a lot of great people who are open to the idea.

If you are having trouble meeting people or dating, try downloading an app like Tinder or Bumble.

Worst case scenario, you just delete your profile if you have a bad experience.

98. Learn how to ride a unicycle

If you are having trouble coming up with New Year’s resolution ideas, look no further.

Why not learn how to ride a unicycle?

It may not be a very practical skill, but you’ll be able to show it off to all of your friends.

99. Go to more art museums

Surrounding yourself with art can hardly be a bad thing.

This year, make your New Year’s resolution to visit more art museums.

Take a stroll through a sculpture garden and ponder some paintings. They might inspire you.

100. Conserve water

This year, be kinder to the environment by conserving water.

There are a million ways to do this.

For example, you can take shorter showers, turn off the tap while brushing your teeth, add mulch in your garden, etc.

The smallest changes you make can have a big impact on the environment.

Final Thoughts on New Year’s Resolution Ideas

And there you have it. 100 resolutions for this coming new year.

Start early, motivate yourself, and involve your friends!

And if you still need ideas, watch this YouTube video of 100 people sharing their New Year’s resolutions. Stick with your resolution, whatever it is, and you’re sure to see results.

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