5 Creative New Year Resolutions

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2018 is here, and with the new year comes new year resolutions! While setting goals for 2018 is a good thing, many resolutions prove hard to stick to. It is important to choose realistic resolutions that truly enrich your life. Here are our recommendations for 5 creative new year resolutions to use in 2018.

Plan an adventurous getaway.

Choose desitionations that not only encourage relaxation, but enrich your life in some way. The vacations that challenge your perception of the world are the experiences that truly stay with you. Go to an atypical destination and live like the locals for a bit. You will learn a great deal about yourself.

Another creative idea for this year’s vacation is a mystery trip. Family members and friends can plan trips for each other. When one party does not know where the destination will be, the suspense and anticipation adds to the excitement! Anything can be a mystery trip, from a date night at the best restaurant in town to a spontaneous Las Vegas trip. Just be sure to bring your sense of adventure.

Take up a random hobby.

If you could acquire any new skill, what would it be? Make a goal to master one new art form by the end of the year. Explore your options and try sewing, collage, ceramics, etc. until you discover your favorite. You can even go so far as to host your own craft night, and throw an art-making party with friends.

Meet new people.

Oftentimes, we become too busy or closed off to welcome any new people into our lives. However, making new connections is essential for growth and can really enhance your life. Strike up a conversation with someone in your building. Or check out Meetup and attend events that interest you. There are an array of different ways to meet people, so be sure to take advantage of the tools at your disposal.

Take time to soak up local culture.

Visit your local library or museum to get your daily dose of creativity. Did you know that visiting an art museum not only elevates your mood, but boosts cognitive growth as well? Research how to become a member of your local art museum.

Start a blog.

Blogging is a great way to organize your thoughts, and serves as a motivational tool that fuels new ideas and inspiration. The new year offers the perfect opportunity to launch your blog. Tap into ideas and have conversations with others that you wouldn’t otherwise have. To get started, sign up for a free WordPress or Blogger account. It is best to make a commitment to post at least once per week. And don’t forget to include images!


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