101 Inspiring New Years Resolution Ideas To Try This Year


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At the start of any New Year, most of us are already looking for ways to make this one our best yet. The problem is that there’s always so much pressure on New Years Eve, with all those resolutions that we never seem to be able to keep up with.

This article provides some more realistic and inspiring new years resolutions to try out this year, from simple goals to more challenging ones – so get inspired by these 101 ideas now, and let’s make this year brilliant!

101 Inspiring New Years Resolution Ideas

I’d love to know which you end up doing (or if you have any to add to the list!) so please leave a comment at the end of the post.

For now though – let’s get to the list….

By the way, I’ve split the list up into different sections that will help you find one that’s right for you: –

  • 20 resolutions for your family and relationships
  • 20 resolutions for your health
  • 15 resolutions for your fitness
  • 15 resolutions for your home
  • 30 resolutions for you
  • …and 1 extra at the end, that’s the most important!

and I’ve linked to any other posts I’ve written along the way that may help with specific resolutions – I hope you enjoy!

20 New Years Resolution Ideas For Your Family And Relationships

#1 – Spend quality time with your partner

#2 – Spend quality 1-1 time with each of your children every week

#3 – Go on holiday

#4 – Go on a date night once a month/week…

#5 – See your friends more often

#6 – Do a good deed every day

#7 – Have regular catch ups with friends who live far away

#8 – Create a Will – make sure everyone will be OK should the worst happen…

#9 – Never forget birthdays or special events again

#10 – Find a boyfriend/girlfriend

#11 – Ask your partner to marry you

#12 – Start trying for a baby

#13 – Reconnect with someone you’ve lost touch with over the years

#14 – Create a family night once a week – no TV, no computers – and play games/talk etc…

#15 – Talk to someone new every day

#16 – Get a pet

#17 – Talk more

#18 – Do the unexpected – write a letter and post it to someone you love

#19 – Help people when they are struggling – cook a meal or offer to pick up the kids – something little means a lot

#20 – Don’t shout at the kids so much – be more patient

20 New Years Resolution Ideas For Your Health

#1 – Lose weight

#2 – Quit sugar

#3 – Quit caffeine

#4 – Get up earlier

#5 – Go to bed earlier

#6 – Eat healthily

#7 – Quit smoking

#8 – Drink less

#9 – Stop worrying so much

#10 – Sleep better

#11 – Ensure you stay on top of your appointments with doctors / dentists etc…

#12 – Get a health checkup

#13 – Stop eating fast food

#14 – Stop snacking

#15 – Eat regular meals every day

#16 – Don’t skip breakfast

#17 – Do a detox

#18 – Drink more water

#19 – Eat your 5 a day – every day!

#20 – Take your vitamins every day

15 New Year Resolution Ideas For Your Fitness

#1 – Get fit

#2 – Run a marathon

#3 – Do a triathlon

#4 – Walk every day

#5 – Try a new class at the gym

#6 – Join a gym

#7 – Learn tennis / squash / xx

#8 – Stretch and breathe more

#9 – Stand up as much as you can (much better for you than sitting)

#10 – Tone up

#11 – Take the stairs rather than the escalator or lift

#12 – Walk instead of taking the car whenever you can

#13 – Get off the bus/train one stop early – or park further away

#14 – Play with your kids more

#15 – Dance more and have fun!

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15 New Years Resolution Ideas For Your Home

#1 – Get every room organised

#2 – Declutter the house so that it stays tidy

#3 – Redecorate a room

#4 – Create a home you truly love to live in

#5 – Make every part of your home work for you

#6 – Be tidier

#7 – Create routines in the home to make life easier

#8 – Get everyone involved in helping around the house

#9 – Move house

#10 – Tackle the big projects you’ve been putting off

#11 – Create a budget and stick to it

#12 – Learn to garden

#13 – Learn to DIY

#14 – Sort through the family photos and get them displayed beautifully

#15 – Have the house “guest ready” at all times (clean-enough!)

30 New Years Resolution Ideas For You

#1 – Spend less time working

#2 – Take up a hobby

#3 – Start a new business

#4 – Start a blog

#5 – Enjoy life more

#6 – Learn a language

#7 – Do something every day that scares you – get out of your comfort zone a bit more!

#8 – Appreciate every day – learn to be content and happier

#9 – Watch less TV

#10 – Be on social media less

#11 – Read more (or listen to audio books while doing other things)

#12 – Get a new qualification

#13 – Create a capsule wardrobe so you always have something to wear that you love

#14 – Save more money

#15 – Spend less money

#16 – Pay off a loan

#17 – Donate to charity / do something for charity

#18 – Learn to cook (or learn new meals if you already cook well)

#19 – Face a fear you have – head on!

#20 – Do things you really want to do – make time for them

#21 – Have a technology free day at least once a month

#22 – Say “NO” more

#23 – Be less busy – and relax more

#24 – Use SPF

#25 – Argue with those you love less

#26 – Leave your phone in a another room in the evening so you can’t keep checking it and are present for your family

#27 – Try a new haircut / makeup look / clothes style

#28 – Go for a promotion at work

#29 – Complain less about the little things

#30 – Treat yourself to something every month (could be chocolate, a film, some quiet time out etc…)

+ One Extra!

…ENJOY YOUR YEAR! – definitely the most important one in my opinion. If you enjoy your year then it means you life is pretty good and you have a good balance of the things you want to do and the things you need to do.

So – has this new years resolution ideas list inspired you to add something to your own this year?

101 Inspiring New Years Resolution Ideas

So – HAPPY NEW YEAR! – let’s make this one truly amazing…

P.S. want to start a new habit instead of creating a new resolution? why not take a look at my list of 52 Habits to change your life as this can give you loads of inspiration to do just that!


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This article was written by Chrissy

Hi - I'm Chrissy... Having run my own business for 12 years as a Professional Organiser and Interior Designer, I know what works (and what doesn't!) when it comes to setting up a home that works both functionally and aesthetically. Now you can mostly find me in a coffee shop or at home, working full time on (which I setup back in 2011) sharing all my tips and ideas. My mission is to help you create a home that you love to live in every day...


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