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50 Good New Year's Resolution Ideas

Updated on April 2, 2015
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New Year’s Day is quickly approaching and yet you still have so much left to do: party planning, preparing for Christmas, perhaps getting ready to travel.

There is so much going on during this time of year that it is difficult to slow down and just embrace it all.

Amongst your to-do list should be setting a New Year’s resolution if you have not done so yet. Beginning a new year is a great reason to start other new ventures and set new goals in your life; the best part is, you really have nothing to lose! Well, I guess the only thing you could really lose is not accomplishing the new year’s resolution.

Planning Your Resolutions

A few tips when thinking of new years resolution ideas:

  • Make it attainable: If your goal is not realistic, start a little smaller. You don’t want to start your new year by setting yourself up for failure!

  • Set mini-goals: If you have a huge New Year’s resolution in mind, set a few smaller goals you wish to attain first that all lead up to the big one.

  • Stick to it: Really try to reach your goal. Remind yourself everyday that you want it and do whatever it takes to get there. You’ll be happier in the end.

  • Do it for you: Don’t set a New Year’s resolution because someone else wants it for you; you have to want it for yourself or you run the risk of failing.

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Setting a New Year’s resolution is not necessarily an easy task, and it really shouldn’t be; if it was that easy, then why not just do it at any time during the year?

Thinking of New Year’s resolution ideas is a task that should be taken seriously and given great thought. Think about all of the things that can help you to accomplish your goal, and even get a headstart on things that will help you along.

Before you go trying to accomplish your goals, you need to determine what they are first. If you are having trouble deciding what to do for your new year’s resolution, perhaps the following list of New Year’s resolution ideas will help you along.

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New Year's Resolutions Ideas

Common New Year's Resolutions

These are among the most common and best New Year's Resolution ideas. From healthy changes to saving money, you're bound to find a resolution to add to your list!

  • Lose weight.

  • Start a workout routine.

  • Quit smoking.

  • Quit drinking.

  • Attend AA meetings.

  • Quit using drugs.

  • Attend NA meetings.

  • Make more time for family.

  • Go back to school.

  • Find a better job.

  • Buy a house.

  • Buy a car.

  • Have a baby.

  • Go skydiving.

  • Build a _____.

  • Fix the _____.

  • Spend less money.

  • Create a budget.

  • Invest in stocks.

  • Eat out less.

Funny New Year's Resolutions

So they might not be practical, but these resolution ideas are sure to give your friends and family a chuckle if they get a chance to sneak a peek at your list!

  • Win the lottery.

  • Run for president.

  • Get along with the in-laws.

  • Eat more chicken.

  • Don’t eat yellow snow.

  • Consume more fruit...in the form of wine.

  • Drink coffee without wishing it could be injected directly into the bloodstream.

  • Protest vegetarians.

  • Plant a garden of grapes..fermented grapes. Ferment grapes and put them in a glass. Plant a garden of wine.

  • Include apples in diet daily: Apple Jacks, apple fritters, appletinis.

  • Learn how to blow up those balloon animals balloons like a boss.

  • Exercise without actually moving.

  • Prevent the apocalypse.

  • Bacon. Lots of bacon.

Resolutions Ideas for Kids

Of course kids can have resolutions too! And after reviewing our list of resolution ideas for kids, I'm sure their parents' will appreciate that fact!

  • Keep bedroom clean.

  • Get all homework done on time.

  • Don’t skip classes.

  • Be good in school.

  • Get straight A’s.

  • Open a savings account.

  • Be nice to my siblings.

  • Get chores done.

  • Don’t get grounded.

  • Make money mowing lawns or pulling weeds.

  • Buy an iPad.

  • Go to youth group.

  • Help mom make dinner.

  • Make new friends.

  • Learn a new sport.

  • Eat less junk food.

Sticking to Your New Year's Resolutions

As you can clearly see, there are many New Year’s resolution ideas and these are just a few of the infinite possibilities that await you.

Whatever you choose to do for your New Year’s resolution, if you really put your mind to it, then the sky's the limit. Unless you plan on building a rocket ship.

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    • WiccanSage profile image

      Mackenzie Sage Wright 

      4 years ago

      Great ideas. We always write our resolutions and exchange them on New Year's Eve... I used to have a bunch of life-changing things, lol-- talk about pressure. I have found much more success with smaller things, and that little bit of success usually spurs on even more effort. These are some great ideas here, especially for the kids.

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