10 New Year’s Resolution Ideas That You Could Actually Keep

In a recent article titled “New Year’s Resolutions Statistics 2024” by Forbes Health, intriguing data about New Year’s resolutions, including demographic trends, commitment levels, and popular choices, was shared. It’s a highly recommended read on Forbes Health’s website.

Here are some notable points from the Forbes Health survey:

  • 48% of respondents aim to improve their fitness, making it the most popular resolution for the year.
  • Mental health improvement is equally important for both genders.
  • 38% of people aspire to improve their finances, the most popular resolution outside health concerns.
  • Only 4 out of 14 resolutions were directly related to work, including financial and skill improvement.
  • A significant 49% plan to utilize fitness apps.

And, while we loved all the data tied to resolutions and various demographics, the graph Forbes Health showed titled 'How Long Do Resolutions Last?' also jumped out to us...

So, our team put our heads together, and along with supplemented ideas from BetterUp's '52 New Year's Resolutions Ideas for 2024', we came up with a list of 10 New Year's Resolutions, most of which are easy to implement that tie back to the Forbes Health list of top resolutions.

Easy To Implement Resolutions to Help You in 2024:
  • 💤 Get Adequate Sleep: The CDC highlights that a third of US adults are sleep-deprived, affecting health and job performance. Target 7-9 hours of sleep and limit caffeine use 6-8 hours before bedtime.
  • 💧 Meet Daily Hydration Goals: The Mayo Clinic estimates our bodies are 50-70 % water, yet CivicScience found that 47% of US adults don't drink the recommended amount. Hydration aids in addressing many health issues and includes various liquids and foods.
  • 👯 Find a Fitness Accountability Partner: To stay motivated in fitness goals, consider sharing goals with a friend, connecting with someone on your Apple Watch, joining a gym community, or being part of online groups like Peloton.
  • 📵 Adopt a Digital Detox: WebMD advises scheduled breaks from digital devices for improved mental and physical health. Implementing no-phone periods, especially during family meals and before sleep, is beneficial.
  • Master Time Blocking: This method can significantly boost productivity. If balancing work and life or improving work performance is your goal, explore time-blocking techniques.
  • 🍭 Cut Down on Added Sugars: If choosing the right diet seems daunting, try reducing added sugars, which offer no nutritional value. That means choosing natural whole foods vs. what you find in the pantry or freezer. This alone will positively impact your health and reduce the risk of various diseases.
  • 👂 Improve Relationships Through Active Listening: Being genuinely present in conversations can enhance both personal and professional relationships.
  • 💕 Prioritize Dating Your Spouse: Regularly spending quality time with your spouse is essential for a healthy and enjoyable relationship.
  • 📚 Read Regularly for Health Benefits: Reading not only improves intelligence and stress levels but also offers numerous health benefits, including lowering blood pressure and enhancing sleep quality.
  • 🤖 Learn Prompt Engineering: In our ever-evolving job market, understanding Generative AI and effective prompt writing is a valuable skill across various professions. Plus, there are tons of free resources that can help you get started (i.e., AutoGPT, OpenAI).

These resolutions, particularly the simpler ones like improving sleep and hydration, can profoundly impact your life. We hope this list inspires and assists you in 2024!

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