I’ve been reading many different resolution articles trying to come up with a good one for our home town website. It’s been all the same, loose weight, stay focused, unplug, blah-blah… Things that we all should do, that is easy to loose focus and motivation. This artical from the Realbuzz team caught my eye. The orginal artical had 10, I’m picking my top 5 out of it.
5 Unusual New Year’s Resolutions
Resolutions are always cliche and rather tedious, so why not mix it up a bit? Here are our top 5 suggestions for alternative resolutions.
- Get Your Photo Taken In Five Interesting Places
If you’ve got the travel bug and want to see a bit more of the world, why not make it a New Year’s resolution to visit five interesting places you’ve always wanted to see? Even better, make a visual record of the year by making sure you get a photo of yourself taken in each place.
- Learn A Decent Party Trick
You know that party trick you’ve got, the one that always comes out after a couple of drinks? Think about it; is it really so impressive in the cold light of day? If the answer is no, it’s about time you learned a new trick; one that will really impress. Mastering a new skill – no matter how pointless – can increase your self-esteem, as well as earning you some serious social kudos next time you reveal it in public.
- Make A New Friend A Month
Fact: friends are great for your health, and the more you have of them the better. So, why not make it a New Year’s resolution to start collecting them? Making friends with people with different personalities and interests from you can be particularly beneficial in helping you to broaden your horizons, explore different sides of your personality and find new ways to get the most out of life.
- Try A New Food Each Week
Rather than cutting out foods from your diet as with so many New Year’s resolutions, opt to add more foods into your diet next year instead (bonus points if they’re green!). Try hitting the fruit and veg aisle first to sample some exotic fruit and vegetables you may have yet to try, such as dragon fruit, lychees, romanescu and plantain.
- Do Something Nice For Others Every Day
Many of our resolutions (these included) are inwardly focused, concentrating on ways to become thinner, healthier, wealthier people. However, while there is nothing wrong with improving yourself, it’s worth remembering there’s a whole world out there too.Plan to do one nice thing a day for someone else; whether it’s something small like giving a compliment, or something potentially life-saving like donating blood or sponsoring a child in need.