New Year, New You?  I know a lot of people hate making New Year’s resolutions and feel that it is silly to make a promise to yourself that probably can’t keep. However, a New Year can bring some new adventures if you make an effort. Here are a few things you might want to resolve to do this year.

Visit a new place. You don’t have to spend a lot of money or get on a plane. You could just visit a new museum, landmark, or visit a tourist attraction you have on your bucket list.

Learn something new. Wish you could perform on Dancing with the Stars? Did you ever wish you could draw? Consider taking a class at a community college, or dance or art studio. It’s fun to do something new and it’s not necessarily a budget buster.

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De-clutter.  You don’t need Marie Kondo, the de-clutter queen, to help you get rid of some of your treasures. You don’t need a huge investment in time either. Start with one box, or a small area. Donate appliances and clothes you no longer use. You can feel good that your unwanted treasures can be enjoyed by someone else. Vow to get rid of one thing a week and you will be surprised at how much you have de-cluttered.

Volunteer. There are many non-profits they could use a helping hand. You don’t have to make a long-term commitment either. Some organizations just need help with small tasks that can be done at home. If you look around, there is sure to be an organization that can use your time and talents.

Take on healthier habits. We all vow to lose weight and eat better. The problem with doing that is that we try to undo years of bad habits in one day. Then, when we suddenly didn’t drop two waist sizes, we give up. Try eliminating or cutting down on one food you would like to eliminate from your diet. Start small and work your way to a healthier eating habits.  

Schedule time for yourself. Most people vow to take better care of themselves and then fall short. The best way to avoid that is to plan time for self-care. Plan to read for 20 minutes a day, go walking, or indulge in a guilty pleasure. We all need time to re-charge our batteries.

It doesn’t matter what you resolve to do this year, or when you start. Every day is a good day to do something to feel better, learn and grow. Happy New Year! May the year ahead be filled with health, happiness, and many new adventures.