Keep it simple: A guide to setting your new year goals

We have made it through the first week of January! The thought of starting a new year can be daunting and the pressure of tackling your new year goals suddenly becomes a scary reality.

The most important thing to consider when setting your goals is to make them realistic. Realistic goals are achievable and achievable goals are the most rewarding.

New year goals don’t need to be crazy and overwhelming because life has enough challenges already. For those who want to set some new year goals but don’t want the pressure, here is a list of a few simple tasks.

Do something new each month

Whether you love to take things slow or you’re an adrenaline junkie, why not set a goal once a month to try something new. This could be as wild as skydiving, or as simple as trying a new restaurant.

This will encourage you to find a new hobby or give you a reason to take a step back and relax. However extreme, it is a great way to create memories that you reminisce on at the end of the year.

Sensible Spending

Over the last year we have learnt to be careful with our spending, and how important it is to keep to a budget. With the cost-of-living crisis causing some uncertainty, we have all had to curb our spending on luxuries.

This year everyone will be conscious of spending and necessities will be the only priority for the majority of us. There are always effective ways to budget and Which shares some easy methods to calculate your costs so you can save effectively.

An act of kindness

Whilst being kind to others should be a focus for all of us, we also need to learn to be kind to ourselves. Focusing on our mental and physical wellbeing is an essential part of keeping motivated in our day-to-day life.

Here at Escapade, the team have shared their functional goals for 2023:

  • Everyday journaling
  • Starting hot yoga classes
  • Getting a driver’s licence
  • Following a healthy routine

Whether you’re inspired by the simple resolutions at Escapade or want to try something new entirely, the start of a new year is the perfect opportunity.

Sources

https://puffy.com/blogs/lifestyle/7-new-year-resolutions-you-can-actually-accomplish-in-2023

https://www.which.co.uk/money/money-saving-tips/budgeting/how-to-budget-a6s3E6b5TtM6