4 Great 2019 New Year’s Resolutions
It’s incredibly easy to get stuck in daily and weekly ruts, and New Year’s resolutions can help break out of poor habits. If you haven’t given much thought to your 2019 resolutions, the following are some ideas for you. Any of these could make it your best year in a long time.
1-Set up & Stay on a Budget
Many people have made the discovery that no matter how much more money is earned after a raise, all the money gets spent each month. It’s very smart and also completely possible to save money. By saving, you can work toward financial independence, accomplish or enjoy more with your money, or reach more ambitious goals.
Various books have great reviews because they’ve helped people change their lives with improved saving and spending habits and even attaining financial freedom, including the following:
- The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness by Dave Ramsey
- The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom: Practical and Spiritual Steps So You Can Stop Worrying by Suze Orman
- Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller - Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century by Napoleon Hill and Arthur Pell
2-Increase your Income
There are many ways to save money and reduce expenses. One way is to seek another income stream, along with your present employment. Don’t do more than you can while maintaining your best work on your current job. If feasible, consider the possibilities for a second job.
Many people build a side income by utilizing the Internet, which provides limitless possibilities. If you have a talent for a certain type of handcraft, for instance, you can sell on www.etsy.com. If you have a large collection of worthwhile household items you can’t or don’t use, you could sell them on a local app in your area that creates localized garage sale type opportunities. The difference is that, with these apps, you can get far more money for your items than what is typically earned at a garage sale. Always use safety precautions when meeting with strangers who are buying from you—for example, meet in busy public places.
3-Build More Friendships
Take the time to get to know acquaintances better. Share coffee or invite coworkers you like to go see a movie. Rather than relying on Internet communications with people from your past who you don’t actually know anymore and vice versa, make actual face-to-face friends. Try to get together with old and new friends. Make sure that by the end of 2019, you have at least three friends you could probably celebrate with upon the arrival of 2020.
4-Get the Recommended Amount of Sleep
Are you among the multitudes of sleep-deprived people in the world today? Lack of adequate sleep usually affects every area of life, including mental and physical health. Try dissolvable melatonin tablets, if you never have. It’s a gentle but effective sleep aid that provides your body more of what it naturally produces at bedtime, and there are no side effects.
There are many ways to get better sleep, including getting plenty of exercise and putting away handheld screens and video games at least an hour before bedtime. As an adult, getting the requisite 7 to 9 hours of sleep will immediately improve your quality of life.
Make 2019 Count!
We only get one life to live. Don’t let your days slip away without getting any closer to your dreams and goals. What’s your number one 2019 New Year’s Resolution?