We all have at least one or two things in life that aren’t quite going the way they’re supposed to. The new year is usually a time when we focus on turning these things around with resolutions. It is easy enough to decide to make changes. But when it comes down to it, dieting just isn’t much fun. And exercise isn’t that easy, at first. And is dull and dreary January really the right time to be getting rid of life’s little indulgences?
For some it is a true test of willpower. And for others, it may be time to replace ambitious goals with something easier. In order to help you decide which resolutions are worth keeping and which may be too demanding, we rank them by difficulty level – and suggest easier alternatives. Let’s get started.
#5 Eat Healthier
“Really”, You might think. “This is the easiest one out of 5?” Absolutely. There’s a delightful variety of food out there that is both delicious and healthy. So switching to a healthier diet doesn’t have to mean chewing on celery stalks all year. In fact, it can mean that you get to spoil yourself a little more than usual. Cutting down sugar? Excellent, now treat yourself to some healthy snacks. Major change in diet? Buy some gorgeous recipe books to get started. After a week or two, you will already start feeling like you don’t need sweets to get those energy levels up.
The lighter alternative: When you want to buy sweets, get fruit or a jar of good honey instead. You will quickly get used to the replacement treats and feel like they taste just as good, while not spiking your blood sugar quite as much.
#4 Learn a new skill or hobby
With so many Youtube tutorials available for free, it is easy and fun to learn a new hobby. There are also plenty of free events and workshops available if you prefer hands-on learning. Sample a few things if undecided about what skill you would like to learn, then get going. Remember that the journey is a reward in itself!
The lighter alternative: You don’t need to commit to a completely new hobby straight away. Ask your friends to show you how to do their hobby for an evening. Then you can decide if it’s something that’s fun for you and you would like to continue doing in future.