Most Common Goals for New Year
What Are the Most Popular New Year’s Resolutions?
Another year, another set of goals. The start of a new year allows you to look back and reassess some of your choices in life. If you believe that your lifestyle needs a little tweaking, making resolutions should be the first step.
Are you happy with where you are now? Do you have a couple of unhealthy habits that are stopping you from living the life you desire? What should you do to become a better you?
These are the questions we usually ask ourselves when writing down our New Year’s goals. Having a better sense of clarity of our aspirations helps us plan our future success.
Many of us set goals for the coming year. However, once the excitement of the New Year wanes, we run away from the goals we have created. Come February, half of us turn our backs to our vows, with lack of willpower as our top reason for not pushing through.
Most of the resolutions we set for ourselves aren’t really that complicated to achieve. We’re pretty sure you can find some of them on your list.
Here are 10 of the most common New Year’s goals along with a few tips that can help you fulfill them:
- Exercise more.
A recent survey by YouGov revealed that 50% of Americans want to start an active lifestyle. If you find it hard to commit to your gym membership because of your busy schedule, you can always work out at home. If you’re someone who quickly loses the drive to exercise, consider getting a personal trainer or ask a friend to be your gym buddy.
- Start eating clean.
We know how difficult it can be to switch to a healthier diet, especially if most of your favorites consist of sweets and fast food. However, you should always remember that the switch to a healthier diet doesn’t have to happen instantly. You can start by eating more fruits and veggies, throwing away packaged snacks, saying “no” to fats, sugar, and refined carbs, and putting veggies in your recipes.
- Save more, spend less.
We all want to be financially stable, and this year might be your best chance. Consider setting a budget before looking for ways to cut costs. Take advantage of sales, buy from thrift shops, go for refurbished electronics, and bundle your insurance.
- Be more organized.
A messy home or cluttered desk not only affects your productivity; it can also be unpleasant to your eyes. Set up files to keep track of paperwork, including your taxes, home maintenance documents, medical bills, and receipts. Make it a weekly habit to de-clutter each room in your house.
- Travel more.
Hoping to explore new places this year? You better get your finances in order, be specific about your travel plans, and research to learn how much you’ll be spending, what things to bring, and for how long you intend to stay. From there, you can set a budget and start a travel fund.
- Quit smoking.
Many people struggle to give up cigarettes no matter how hard they’ve tried. If you’re one of them, these tips should be able to help. You might also want to consider seeking counseling from a trained therapist.
- Drink moderately.
Think you’re ready to cut back on your alcohol consumption or kick the habit altogether? Let this be your guide.
- Get more sleep.
Go to bed at the same time every night so that your body will adapt to the routine. Make your bedroom as cozy as possible. Place comfortable bedding, go for a soothing color scheme, and use essential oils. Avoid taking caffeine after midday and stay away from your phone for an hour or two before bedtime.
- Spend less time on your phone.
Almost everyone is addicted to their smartphones these days. Break your addiction by reducing your usage, which can be achieved by setting periods for social media, turning off all non-essential notifications, and keeping your phone away when you don’t need it.
- Learn a new skill or hobby.
Last but not least is learning a new skill. Study another language by signing up for an online class or by simply downloading an app, master a popular Indian recipe, try growing a small garden, or become an amateur guitar player by watching how-to videos on YouTube.
Start the New Year by Getting Rid of Your Clunker
Do you want to start the New Year by getting rid of your old and unwanted vehicle with no hassles and without costing you anything? You can make that happen while helping disadvantaged people in your community improve their living conditions when you donate your unneeded vehicle to us at Goodwill Car Donations.
We’ll auction off your car and use the funds to support the Goodwill organizations serving your local area. These 501(c)(3) nonprofits are dedicated to providing a better quality of life for struggling Americans, particularly those who are burdened with disabilities, lack of essential skills or education, and other disadvantages that keep them stuck in poverty.
The proceeds collected from the sale of your donated vehicle will help these Goodwill nonprofits in delivering a range of programs and services for their beneficiaries. These include job and skills training, mentoring, career workshops, disability benefits, family support, and other community-building support projects.
To repay you for your charitable contribution, we’ll promptly send you the 100% tax-deductible sales receipt of your vehicle. This will entitle you to claim the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season.
We will also haul your vehicle away at a date, time, and place of your choice. Be assured that we can provide you this service wherever you are located in the U.S.
What’s more, you can count on us to provide you with a highly satisfying donation experience, knowing that your act of charity will help generate new jobs in your community.
Almost all types of vehicles qualify for our donation program. They don’t even have to be in great shape when we pick them up.
Welcome 2021 with a Charitable Deed
If leaving a lasting impact on your community is part of your New Year’s goals, you can cross that off your list when you donate a vehicle to Goodwill Car Donations. Call us at 866-233-8586 or fill out our online donation form now!