8 Easy New Year Ideas to Make 2021 A Great Year

Blossom Lady
Dec 31, 2020 05:57 AM
8 Easy New Year Ideas to Make 2021 A Great Year

Hello, my dears! Ok, so the 2021 is almost here, and I think that’s a pretty good excuse to celebrate! Today I have something special for you and prepared some practical ideas to make help you make the next year a great year! Your plans for New Year are going to be a lot different than what they used to be — you may be trading in a New Year's Eve party for more time on the couch in front of a festive New Year's movie — and your resolutions may look different, too. Yes, diets and workouts are on the list – but what about happiness? This year, fill your resolution list with easy, good-for-you goals. Try one of these simple lifestyle tips each day, and you'll not only jumpstart a healthier body and mind — you'll feel fantastic and excited to make 2021 a much better year than ever before.

Cook one new dish each week.

8 Easy New Year Ideas to Make 2021 A Great Year
Everyone wants to eat healthier in the new year, but you should also try to eat more diverse foods. After all, variety is the spice of life. This year, choose an easy dinner recipe you've never tried before at least once a week. Daily new ideas that you can try every week (or every day) in 2021 are here: https://cook.craftorator.com/
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Create a cleaning schedule you'll stick to.

8 Easy New Year Ideas to Make 2021 A Great Year
Keeping your home tidy without doing what feels like a deep clean every week can feel like a big task. It's true that you may be under cleaning some tricky spots, but it's also true that you may be overdoing it elsewhere. Download a printable checklist in the end of the post.
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Book all your doctor's visits for the year.

8 Easy New Year Ideas to Make 2021 A Great Year
Open your calendar app or planner and make your appointments for the year in one sitting — not only will you get the anxiety-inducing nuisance over with, but exams will be less likely to get squeezed out as life gets bonkers. Start with your primary care provider, and ask which screenings you're due for. Slot those in, then move on to the dentist's office, etc.
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Take the stairs.

8 Easy New Year Ideas to Make 2021 A Great Year
Take 10 minutes to run up the stairs in your office or home. A published study in the journal Physiology & Behavior found that tired women who climbed stairs for 10 minutes got a bigger energy boost than those who had the caffeine equivalent of a can of soda or half a cup of coffee (and burned calories too!).
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Become a plant owner.

8 Easy New Year Ideas to Make 2021 A Great Year
Swing by the garden center after brunch this weekend. Just the presence of indoor plants can lower human stress levels, research shows, and one study found that actively caring for plants calmed the autonomic nervous system and lowered blood pressure. And when people work near plants, they report greater concentration, satisfaction, and perceived air quality.
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Explore new hobbies.

8 Easy New Year Ideas to Make 2021 A Great Year
Another sleepy Sunday? A hectic work schedule? While you may feel short on time, it's essential to carve out time for yourself to try new hobbies and identify new interests. Today's the day you try Ethiopian food, start knitting or crocheting (check out my series of #crochet posts for beginners), or take a painting class — whatever feels fun. When researchers followed 7,500 people for 25 years, they found that those who complained of major boredom were roughly twice as likely to die from heart disease.
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Practice Gratitude

8 Easy New Year Ideas to Make 2021 A Great Year
Regularly expressing gratitude has been shown to shift your perspective for the better. Take stock of what’s going right in your life by expressing it out loud or by writing it down. To make the act of gratitude expression even easier, jot down your daily thoughts in a bedside journal.
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Treat Yourself

8 Easy New Year Ideas to Make 2021 A Great Year
Daily life can get hectic, which is exactly why intentional self-care is crucial. Make time for a miniature reward with either a morning meditation or a new purchase that genuinely brings you joy. Whether you gift yourself with a new book or a few minutes of solitude, prioritizing time to do things for yourself will make you happy and keep you sane.
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Mary Landwehr
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Jan 02, 2021 01:19 PM

Great suggestions for the New Year.  Thank you for these ideas.  Definitely will try some of them, if not all of them.

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Jan 03, 2021 03:05 AM (edited)

I love learning new crafts and hobbies.  I've been crocheting for many years. Last year I started learning Tunisian crochet and this year I'll be trying my hands at knitting.

I also enjoy scrapbooking, puzzles and decorating and making things to decorate my home with 

Enjoy all these life hacks❤️

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Jan 07, 2021 06:15 AM

I love learning new crafts and hobbies.  I've been crocheting for many years. Last year I started learning Tunisian crochet and this year I'll be trying my hands at knitting.

I also enjoy scrapbooking, puzzles and decorating and making things to decorate my home with 

Enjoy all these life hacks❤️

Thank you so very much, dear Debbie! I am happy you find my articles useful! And I love puzzles, too! Wishing you a pleasant day! 🌷