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Happy New Year – Not the same procedure as last year!

January 3rd, 2022 | by
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Do you also have good resolutions for the new year?

According to Statista, the most popular New Year’s resolutions for 2022 include: exercising more, eating healthier, losing weight, living more frugally and spending more time with family and friends. Setting New Year’s resolutions is probably something all of us know. However, keeping one’s resolutions is not always the easiest thing to do. Usually, after a few weeks, the stress of everyday life has taken hold of us again, we juggle between home office and sports, we get stuck in our old habits again.

Not with us! We have put together a few tips on how you can achieve your resolutions and stay healthy at the same time.

How long do good resolutions last?

New Year’s resolutions serve to make us believe in something. Therefore, we take on things even if there is a high chance we won’t follow through. Over 60% do not keep their New Year’s resolutions for more than two months.

The positive resolutions

For a change, how about we make positive resolutions. Why? Because this way we don’t forbid ourselves anything, but we allow ourselves something.

#LoveYourSelf

Every evening, remind yourself of what you did particularly well that day. These can be very simple things. For example, “I laughed a lot today!”, “I took out the trash today!”. Write them down, for example in a notebook that lies next to your bed.

#LaughMore

Hearty laughter is healthy! Funny movies, stand-up comedy, and just grinning at yourself in the mirror.

Laughter is a good cardio workout and it has a positive effect on the cardiovascular system. Stress hormones are reduced and the immune system is strengthened. Best of all, our combustion process is strengthened. Due to the increased inhalation when laughing, more oxygen is transported, our heartbeat and blood pressure decrease. So it’s like jogging. So you can leave out the resolution to lose weight, laughing is enough!

#Read more

Reading is good for our brain, it expands our knowledge and stimulates our imagination. However, the problem is: we don’t make time for it. To read 36 books a year, most Germans only need 5 days. In an article, frequent reader Roland Albrecht says: Just do it!

#Exploring the world

And do it right on our doorstep. The pandemic has thrown a wrench in our planning when it comes to travel. The key here is “staycation”,- a vacation at home, near your city. This involves visiting local restaurants and attractions, as well as participating in local recreational activities. Give it a try!

#Expand your music horizons

As many benefits as music streaming platforms have, it’s easy to get caught up in your own algorithm. Ask your friends or family members with different music tastes to share their playlists with you. A new playlist every week? Because music relieves stress, calms you down, and keeps you young to boot.

Keep New Year’s resolutions: This is how it works!

Resolutions give us courage and make us believe in something. They motivate us and allow us to reflect on what we have already accomplished and what we still want to achieve. They are thoughts about the future that are nevertheless connected to the past.

In addition to positive resolutions, you may of course write other resolutions on your list.

The formulation of goals and resolutions helps to be able to implement them. A SMART approach will help:

Specific – Define your goals as precisely as possible. For example: I will manage to read 1 book in a month.

Measurable – Set goals that you can measure the achievement of.

Attractive – Your goals must be fun and enjoyable. If it is forced by others, it will not be achieved. Therefore, formulate them positively.

Realistic – Think big is not always an advantage when formulating goals. Excessive ambition often leads to frustration. Therefore, the goal should be challenging, but definitely doable.

Scheduled – Every goal needs a time frame by which something should be completed. For example: by summer. Some of us just need the time pressure.

2021 has taught us one thing – nothing can be predicted or planned! So choose your resolutions wisely, still be bold, but stay flexible. If unforeseeable obstacles are placed in your path, dare to reformulate your resolutions, postpone them or take a break. But that doesn’t mean you have to let go.

We wish you an exciting, happy as well as healthy new year 2022 and most of all a lot of success in realizing your goals!

Responsible for the content of this article is Janin Vreydal.

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