Goodbye 2021! Hello, 2022! A new year comes with new goals and a different outlook on the calendar year ahead. According to Statista’s Global Consumer Survey, 39 percent of U.S. adults will have made New Year’s resolutions for 2022. Almost two weeks down though, and there is likely a fair share for which the optimism has already given way to reality. *
Creating attainable goals for the upcoming year can be daunting. Not to worry, there are some attainable goals that you can easily adhere to throughout the year for a happy and healthy future.
Improve physical and mental health
Exercise. No matter what your exercise of choice is – walking, yoga, spinning – get moving! Finding a physical activity that you enjoy is a healthy new year’s resolution. There are ways to improve your odds of sticking to your exercise goals. Pick an activity that you like and determine a schedule.
Drink more water. Dehydration can cause you to experience headaches, agitation, and tiredness. To help combat dehydration, make sure to drink enough water every day to stay properly hydrated and healthy.
Meditate. Regular meditation can improve overall health. It has been shown to reduce symptoms of anxiety and improve blood pressure.
Save or invest money
We all want to save more and invest more money. First, find your motivation. Why are you going to save or invest? Interested in saving for retirement? Perhaps it’s relocating. Either way, you need to figure out the driving motivator or reason.
Start with small, manageable goals. You don’t have to do it all at once. For instance, you could set up automatic contributions from your paycheck. Or transfer money from a separate savings account. Whatever your plan, write it down.
Purchase life insurance for you and your family
Make sure your family is financially secure in the unlikely event that you aren’t there to provide for them with life insurance. By purchasing a policy, you can pass on wealth to future generations.
Life insurance protects your family from the costs of unexpected death — funeral costs, mortgage, student loan debt, lost income, and future college savings. Choosing the right combination of life insurance policies can provide affordable financial coverage for your family members.
Spend more time with loved ones
Start by taking actionable steps to spend more time with the people you love. You can boost their overall health, from psychological well-being to physical and behavioral improvements. Spending more time with loved ones can help decrease feelings of loneliness or isolation and reduce depressive symptoms, anxiety, and stress. Likewise, feeling happier in their relationships is associated with improved biological function like lower inflammation, lower stress hormones and better cardiovascular health.
Start a new hobby
Let’s be honest, we all need some downtime. A hobby is a great way to make your mind to think about other things less stressful. Knitting, sewing, or embroidery are good ways to keep your hands busy. If the weather is nice, go outside and try gardening. Whatever your choice, remember to ease yourself into a new hobby that you enjoy.
You’ll achieve your goals in no time. Remember what motivates you and DO IT!