5 Totally Do-Able New Years Resolutions

As the end of the year approaches, we find ourselves reflecting on the last year and asking ourselves how we can make 2019 even better! What goals we should set for ourselves, how we can achieve the goals we didn’t complete last year etc.
To get those creative juices flowing, check out these 5 New Years Resolutions that won’t be pushed to the 2020 list!

1) Cut Down on Non Recyclable Waste

Imagine if this year even 50% of us started composting, using Tupperware, using reusable grocery bags, recycling those bottles from that 2019 New Years Party! It’s totally doable! You just need know how to set yourself up for success! Check out some of these products that will help you save the planet AND save you some money in the long run!

  • Reusable food wrap - cut down on that plastic waste by adding beeswax food wrap to your kitchen essentials!

  • Composting Bin - Yea, it seems daunting, but trust us! This is one of the best ways to cut down on food waste! Creating your own soil and allowing it to break itself down organically rather than contaminating it when it mixes in with non biodegradable’s - what a waste!

  • Low Energy Light Bulbs - Probably the easiest change you could make. ‘Nuff said.

2) Set Up a Work Out Plan You KNOW You Can Stick To

We are ALL guilty of this one. The ‘ I’m going to work out 5 days a week for 2 hours and eat nothing but kale and Lemon water!’ But, ask yourselves this -’ Can you realistically do that?’ and no, I don’t mean ‘Physically’, though that’s a question you should ask, too. I mean time wise! We all have lives, family, friends, jobs… A work out plan can ONLY be effective when you can actually commit to it. One that will actually fit into your lifestyle! Try these tips & tricks to designing a better workout plan for 2019!

  • Assess you current physical health. Can you run a 5K? Are you flexible? How much can you lift PROPERLY?

  • What do you want to be able to do in 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and a year?

  • Get a personal trainer (check out our web app!) who can keep you in check and on track

  • Find a work out buddy who pushes you

  • Try HIIT training - 30 minute sessions each day

  • Put a reminder in your calendar

  • Start with working out 2 times a week, then skip every second day, and then aim for the 5 days a week goal. Baby steps, honey.

It ain’t that easy….

It ain’t that easy….

3) Go Somewhere New

“Once a year go some place you've never been before” - Dalai Lama

Let’s be real, none of us are smarter than him. So , let’s just take his word for it, ok? In all seriousness, there are a lot of studies that show that over 90% of the population feels high levels of success and life fulfillment when they travel to new places, even if it’s only an hour from home! It just has to be new. This year, we challenge you to travel somewhere you’ve never been, whether it’s across the sea or simply across town.

Check out Hopper, and start subscribing to some flights!

St. Augustine too! See, a lot of smarties behind this idea!

St. Augustine too! See, a lot of smarties behind this idea!

4 ) Learn a New Skill

Yea, we know it’s a cliche, but it’s a good one! Human beings are some of the most adaptable species on the planet. It’s one of the reasons there are some darn many of us! We learn at startling rates using all 5 senses, and if we are missing one of those sense the other 4 make up for it! That’s kind of insane the more you think about it! Humans have an extreme capacity for information and new skills, so if you’ve ever had an itch to learn something new but thought ‘Well, you can’t teach an old dogs new tricks, right?” WRONG! You’re essentially saying “I can’t learn anything and I am going to die only knowing the things I was able to learn in high school’ and when you put it like that, it’s just kind of sad, isn’t it?
Here are some fun skills to learn this year!

  • A new language - Try Duolingo

  • An art form - Try a Paint Nite or hire a private teacher

  • A sport - Join a ‘just for fun’ team


5) Start a ‘Rainy Day’ Savings Account

It’s never too late to set up a decent savings plan for that inevitable rainy day and if, for some strange reason, you don’t ever have a rainy day - you can save it for a Sunny Day…. In Mexico.

Start setting aside a certain amount of money into a TFSA, and if you don’t have one of those, you should really get one! Go over to your bank branch and within ten minute you’re good to go! You can pre-set it to automatically withdraw any amount of money, however many times a month you’d like. Most banking professionals recommends $100.00 off each paycheck if you’re not saving for something in particular, but know you need to be actively saving.

Trust us, if you suddenly lose your job, or you best friend decides to get married in Greece because “why the heck not?!’ you’ll thank us.

Check out some Money Saving tips below:

  • Set up that TFSA

  • Start a a Bullet Money Journal

  • Touch base with your accountant and Banking professional to see where you can improve

  • Start investing - but hire a professional to help you make the right choice!