9 Classic New Years Resolutions You Should Consider ...

New Year Resolutions-each year, we all make new ones, but what about classic New Year's resolutions? A question you should ask yourself when you make resolutions, is "Do I really need to be focusing my time and effort on this particular item?" There are some things that we should each strive for in our lives, then there are other things that don't truly matter as much. If I make a New Year's resolution, I want to be sure that it is something worthy of devoting my time, self-control, and dedication to! With that in mind, please continue on to read 9 classic New Year's resolutions you should consider!

1. Get in Shape

Losing weight is probably one of the classic New Year's resolutions at the top of all of our lists come January 1st. But the reality is, no one can stick to a diet 365 days a year! So instead of deciding to go on a diet, decide to get into shape. By eating better and working out a few times each week, you will be surprised at the differences this resolution will make!

2. Eat Better

Another New Year's resolution that falls flat after a few weeks is the choice to cut all sugar, fast food, soda and other unhealthy items from your menu. In truth, we all get to the place of needing/craving a little chocolate! So how about making the choice to eat better? Don't completely cut cookies and candy out of your diet, just limit them and then add in more fresh fruits, veggies, whole grains and lean meats into your menu. You'll feel much better and look it, too!

3. Drink More Water

I used to struggle with my daily intake of water, but since I've made it a habit and limited the amount of sodas and sugary drinks in the house, it's become second nature! Start out small, don't immediately jump from sodas all day to pure water. By taking it slower, your body will adjust 10 times better!

4. Floss Daily

Did you know that you can lower your chances of getting a cavity by 75% if you floss and brush daily? Not to mention the bright, white smile you will have! I'd say that is a New Year's resolution worth making. Besides, it only takes about 60 seconds to floss, so add it to your morning routine!

5. Be on Time

Being on time is important no matter your age, job or status. When you are on time for something you've committed to, it says you are responsible, reliable, and that you care about other people's time. Make a resolution that will affect more than just yourself, and resolve to be on time this year!

6. Be Organized

Organizational skills are one of the things that I do possess and I'm not bragging about it. I love organizing and being organized! One of the major upsides to being organized is that you will always know right where anything you own or need access to is right away! Try making one of your New Year's resolutions to be more organized and see what happens, you might like it!

7. Think before You Speak

Here is an area that I have big trouble with. It's only human to say the first thing that pops into our minds most of the time! By thinking before you speak, you could save a lot of time apologizing, clearing up misunderstandings, and hurting other people's feelings. Say what you need to say, just remember to word it in a way that won't get you into trouble!

8. Devote More Time to Family

A resolution I always try to make is to devote more time to my family. Time goes by so fast, and family is one of the most important things in the world! Even if it's just a phone call, a text, or a quick brunch once a month, try to make this resolution one that you can stick to!

9. Get Enough Sleep

One of the reasons why many people tend to stay constantly stressed out is lack of sleep. This year, make a New Year's resolution to get a full 8 hours or more of sleep at least 5 nights a week. The differences in your health, appearance, and attitude will be noticeable!

With these Classic New Year's Resolutions, you will not go wrong! These are all areas that most of us could use improvement or at least a head start on. And even if you have other resolutions you would like to throw into the mix, I would strongly encourage you to consider these resolutions and at least give them a go. Do you have any New Year's resolutions you consider to be classic?

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