70 New Years Resolutions Ideas To Help You Become Your Best Self

Oct 6, 2022 | Personal Development | 0 comments


This post is all about new year’s resolutions ideas.

Are you writing your new year’s resolutions and have no idea how to become the best version of yourself this year and how to create your dream life?

Well, then my friend you are in the perfect place because today I am going to share with you 70 new year’s resolutions ideas to help you become the highest version of yourself.

But only that because if you stick until the end you’ll find the exact formula you need to follow in order to successfully set goals for yourself without dying in the process.

So prepare your new year’s resolutions list, a pen, an open mind, and let´s begin!

Personal development resolutions

#1 Create a new morning routine

#2 Try meditation if you haven’t already, or set new goals to improve your meditation skills (increase your practice time, try new meditation techniques…)

#3 Start journaling

#4 Implement self improvement activities in your daily routine (like reading a self help book, working on a specific area of yourself, learning a new skill…)

#5 Include a moment of gratitude in your daily life. A moment of the day to be grateful for your life, the opportunities it has brought to your door, the people in your life…

#6 Include more self care activities during your week

#7 Be intentional about building everlasting self confidence and self esteem

#8  Take a personal development course or seminar

#9 Create a night routine

#10 Read more non-fiction books about any topic that you´d like to learn about

#11 Set weekly goals with rewards to motivate yourself

#12 Consume more motivational and uplifting content 

#13 Make it a habit to start your day with positive affirmations

#14 Choose a couple of traits about yourself you’d like to improve/ change and how you could do this

#15 Make it a priority to be more present in your daily life by practicing mindfulness

#16 Try a new hobby

#17 Create a 1-year life plan for 2023

#18 Learn a new skill you’ve wanted to pick up for a long time

#19 Treat yourself every month. It can be flowers, a new cute shirt, or just a fancy coffee at your favorite coffee shop

#20 Go on more weekend trips to somewhere you always wanted to visit 

#21 Create a fun and uplifting playlist to play whenever you are feeling sad or unmotivated 

#22 Spend less time on social media and more time in the “real world”

#23 Invest in the current hobbies that you have

Family and friends’ new year’s resolutions ideas 

#24 Take more family photos

#25 Compliment your close ones more often

#26 Reconnect with an old friend

#27 Forgive a family/ friend that you’ve had a conflict with

#28 Make more time for your family and friends

#29 Look for a mutual activity that you can share with your friends to spend quality time together

#30 Start a no-phone policy during eating times

New year’s resolution health ideas

#31 Make it a habit to drink more water

#32 Try a new sport or way of working out

#33 Take a look at your diet and see how you could eat healthier and nurture your body with healthier foods. Remember to look for a balance that makes you happy and healthy at the same time!

#34 Make it a priority to work out at least 3 times a week for 30 min.

#35 Learn more about nutrition, the type of foods we consume daily

#36 Include more colorful vegetables and fruits in your diet

#37 Sign up for a cool class at your local gym, even if it’s once

#38 Find random healthy and delicious recipes on Pinterest to try on the weekends. 

Good new year’s resolutions ideas to take care of your finances 

#39 Start tracking your finances every month

#40 Create a budget that suits your necessities and stick to it! A good framework to start is the 50/30/20 method (50% needs, 30% wants, 20% savings)

#41 Pay yourself first before you pay others!! What does this mean? Whenever you receive your paycheck make it a habit to pay yourself first, meaning take from that paycheck the amount of money you want to save, then use the remaining part to pay other, your bills, expenses…

We have a bad habit of spending the money we have and then remembering about our savings piglet. But by paying yourself first you are not only making sure there actually is money left to save but prioritizing your financial goals, financial independence, and therefore yourself.

#42 Define your long-term financial goals

#43 Discover what are the areas you mindlessly spend more and how can you fix that

#45 Learn about financial freedom

#46 Read at least three books about financial education

#47 Find a side hustle or passive income stream you can invest your saving into to make money work for you

Resolutions ideas for work business and career

#48 Start studying about how to turn your hobby into a stream of income

#49 Get to work on time.

#50 Give at least one genuine comment to a coworker a week. 

#51 Clean your desk at least once a week.

#52 Create 5-10 minutes breaks through your workday to do something that helps you release stress: listen to an upbeat song, meditate, go for a quick walk to grab fresh coffee… 

#53 Strive to spend at least 10 minutes, daily, studying about your industry and market

#54 Focus on listening more than you talk.

#55 Attend one professional networking event. Focus on creating a network filled with valuable and profitable contacts.

#56 Create an elevator pitch to present yourself to new clients

New goals to set this year if you are in a relationship 

#57 Make date night a priority – weekly or monthly. It just needs to happen!

#58  Make one spontaneous love gesture a month: it does not need to be expensive. You can bake cookies as a surprise, order take-out and have a fun non-planned date night, write a sweet post-it note…

#59 Ask questions like: “How can I love you better? What do you need from me as a girlfriend/fiance/wife/partner?” 

#60 Put the phone down, be present, and LISTEN to your partner’s needs, wants, and difficulties

#61 Send at least one random cute/romantic/sexy text to your partner a week and let him/her know you are thinking about them 

#62 Discover your love language and your partner’s love language. You can find the quiz here

#63 Find a shared hobby with your partner.

#64 Give your partner a genuine compliment more often- make them feel loved and wanted

New year resolutions for singles

#65 Get clear about who you are looking for and what type of relationship you want. Write it down and brainstorm with yourself. 

#66 Make it a priority to love yourself first. Remember that the way you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.

#67  Start going to places where the type of person you are looking for goes and just put yourself out there. 

#68 Keep your energy up during the flirting stage and dating, but only invest the same amount they are investing in you. Don’t commit or settle for someone who doesn’t see how amazing you are. 

#69 Don’t make up a character to be liked. Just be yourself, that’s enough. Really. Never forget that you are incredibly beautiful the way you are!

#70 Instead of just talking about yourself, ask questions, and genuinely get interested in knowing the other person. 

The T.A.R.G.E.T. Method

Having these resolutions ideas is great, but we can’t forget about a very important part of this process, which is how to actually set new year’s resolutions.

Did you know why 90% of the time we fail to accomplish our goals and be year’s resolutions?

Because we haven’t been taught how to set those goals. And yes, there is a correct way to set goals and an incorrect one.

So, Sofia, how can I successfully set goals for myself so that I actually accomplish them?

Well doing this is fairly easy and you only need to follow the T.A.R.G.E.T. method, which consists of 6 simple steps:


One of the most important characteristics that an objective must have in order for you to achieve it is that it can almost be touched, that it can be measured. For example, if your goal is to be better at your job by having more clients, don’t stop there, specify exactly how many customers you would like to have, what is the ideal number of clients you want to attract?


Our objectives must be ALWAYS positive. Focus on the idea of affirmative goals. Our mind does not understand no, nor does it distinguish between the negative or positive emotions that automatically invade our mind when we read something.

That is why our goals must reflect what we want to achieve, not what we don’t want.

This may seem like a no-brainer, but believe me, we make this mistake more than we think.

We write that our goal is to stop being fat, instead of being fit. The goal is to stop eating junk food, instead of having a more balanced and healthy diet. See where I’m going?

As we said before, when our mind reads a negative sentence, it automatically fills with negative thoughts and creates that image that we want to avoid, whether we want to or not. So always remember to write your objectives in the affirmative.


The second characteristic to consider when setting new goals is to make sure that they can be achieved within the time limit you have set for yourself (a step we will soon talk about). The perfect balance for a resolution to be realistic is that the goal can be achieved in the time frame set, but at the same time we can maintain that idea of a challenge. In other words, you have to establish a realistic deadline but your goal should still seem like a challenge.

Another thing to keep in mind to make sure that the goals we set for ourselves are realistic is to take into account your ability or rather the skills you need to accomplish them. The answer to this question also conditions the time we will need to complete our resolutions.

So ask yourself: what skills or abilities do I need to achieve my goals?

If, for example, one of your goals is to eat healthier, the skills you will need for this are not only cooking-oriented, but also the discipline needed to follow a plan if you establish one, or to say no when you feel you have to.


It’s time to seriously ask yourself what you gain and what you lose by achieving that goal. Many times we set goals without considering the consequences they have in our life. So ask yourself seriously the consequences of your goals and evaluate if you are willing to accept the changes these will have in your life.


If you can imagine that goal, if you can visualize it, if you can create it in your mind, it will be so much easier to achieve it. 

Determine exactly when you will feel that you have achieved your goal. Create an image in your head so real that you can describe it as if you were living it in real life. The place you are in, the people around you, the smells, the sounds, the way you feel knowing that you have accomplished one of your dreams.

The key is to create or describe the moment in which you have accomplished your goal. 

Many times we focus so much on the objectives, on what we have to do, on the day-to-day that sometimes we do not even realize that it is already done, that we have achieved what we have set out to do.

Other times we write that goal or the place we want to get to in such a vague way that we are not clear when or what determines that we have achieved it. 

And as a consequence, that resolution may even seem impossible or unattainable to us.

That is why determining and creating an image of the exact moment when we have accomplished our goal is important.

Not only does it help us to accomplish our goals, but imagining our life at or after we have accomplished our goal makes us vibrate at the same frequency and with the same energy as them. 

This helps us attract into our life (according to the Principle of Vibration) in a faster way our dreams, increasing the chances of them coming true.


A goal is a dream with a deadline

Seth Godin

It is essential to put a date to our purposes for two main reasons.

The first is because we have the bad habit of postponing things when there is no deadline. 

This is the main reason why we never accomplish the goals we set for ourselves.

We procrastinate, we start making excuses, making false promises… Sometimes we even forget about the goals we set after a couple of weeks.

The second reason is that an objective or goal that has a deadline makes it more tangible, more real. This makes the goal seem easier to achieve. 

Remember that as Seth Godin, a management and marketing guru, said, what makes a dream become a goal is its deadline.

So review your goals and give them a deadline. Meditate on how long you think it will take you to accomplish your goals and mark them on your calendar or agenda. Write it down in a place where you can see it often to keep it in mind. A goal without a deadline is just words in the air.

I hope you enjoyed this blog post about these 70 powerful new years resolutions ideas to help you become your best self!

Don´t forget to believe in yourself and never doubt your potencial. You are incredible and a force of nature!

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