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20 New Year’s Goals That Are Actually Worth Making

Fall madly in love with your 2021 resolutions

By: Emma Lunsford

You haven’t lived unless you’ve set a New Year’s Resolution…and then totally didn’t stick to it. And it’s no wonder why! Typically, our New Year’s goals are extremely daunting, like lose 10 lbs in 2 months or stop drinking alcohol altogether. Because of this, 80% of people give up on their goals in the second week. Yep, that statistic might be a bit de-motivating. But think of it like this: As long as you set a goal that’s sustainable and achievable, you probably won’t fall in that 80%! Here are twenty 2021 New Year’s goals that are not only worth making, but also likely to stick.

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2021 New Year’s Goals: 20 Doable Goals You Can Feel Good About

If bite-sized goals are best, where do you start? And how do you actually make them fun, so you’re even more likely to stick to them? Find a goal that’s small and catches your eye from the list below!

#1 Try One New Recipe Per Week

One recipe a week? Easy peasy! This is perfect for those who get bored with eating healthy foods. It’s important to mix it up, so you stay motivated. FitOn PRO has tons of nutritionist-developed recipes for inspiration! 

#2 Try Making 1 Smoothie/Day

Smoothies are some of the most versatile foods on the planet. Need a protein boost? Make a protein smoothie. Need some healthy fats? Load it up with nut butter. This goal is great for those trying to meet nutrition goals but can’t seem to make ends meet.  

Need a delicious way to add a protein boost to your daily shakes? Consider JS Health X FitOn Protein Powder — 100% plant-based and packed with probiotics. Choose from two delicious flavors, cinnamon roll, and cookies and cream. 

#3 Try a New Style of Fitness Each Week/Month 

Ever been totally over-exercising? That’s a sign it’s time to try something new — keep the motivation pumping, remember! You don’t want to have to rely too much on willpower. Thankfully, FitOn workouts make it easy. Go check out the crazy amount of amazing exercise categories! 

#4 Establish a Simple Meditation Practice

Meditated once, then never again? Unfortunately for many, meditation isn’t something that automatically clicks the first time. It takes practice — start small! Begin with just 5 minutes if that’s all you can do, then slowly amp it up. Fortunately, FitOn has a meditation category, some being only 5 minutes, which makes it super easy to get going! 

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#5 Read One New Book a Month

Since everyone reads at different paces, try not to set an unrealistic goal here. While someone else might be able to read 15 books in a month, that might be unattainable for you, which is 100% okay! Adjust this goal based on available time and reading habits. 

#6 Drink an Extra Cup of Water a Day

Instead of creating a goal that involves removing something from your day, it’s best to try adding something positive in. For instance, instead of saying drink less alcohol, start with drinking more water. It comes from a more empowering place that leaves you more likely to follow through! 

#7 Declutter That Problem Area Once a Week

We all have that one spot in our living space that’s just…bleh. It’s never clean! Instead of trying to tackle it all at once, why not break it up into chunks, removing something bit by bit every weekend. 

#8 Take a Walk a Day

A walk a day has incredible health benefits — not to mention the simple act of moving your body. And it’s one of the simplest 2021 New Year’s goals. 

#9 Sanitize Your Phone Every Week

Your phone is probably dirtier than a public toilet seat — so gross! But it makes sense since we’re constantly putting it down in different places. A simple 2021 New Year’s goal? Get in the habit of sanitizing your phone more regularly. 

#10 Eat a Snack Before You Grocery Shop

Hangry shopping probs? You’re way likelier to over-purchase food — not to mention buy some not-so-healthy snacks when you shop hungry! Get in the habit of eating a protein snack before you go. Think a handful of nuts and seeds or a hard-boiled egg with a side of fruit.

#11 Put Your Phone In a Different Room While You Work

Your phone is a productivity killer! Resist the urge to check it entirely by placing it in another room. 

#12 Build a Gratitude Practice

A solid gratitude practice leaves you way more grounded. You can even do it while you brush your teeth! Either write down or say to yourself three things you’re grateful for that day. 

#13 Compliment Yourself Every Day

Build up your self-worth, self-esteem, and confidence by increasing positive self-talk. Hello, compliments! Write yourself sticky notes and place them on the mirror, so you see them every day! 

#14 Start a Wind Down Routine Before Bed

There’s nothing worse than going to bed stressed and then waking up in the middle of the night thinking about all you have to do! Make a routine to wind down before bed with things like meditation, journaling, or a phone detox, so you can actually get a restful sleep. 

Need some evening wind down inspiration? Consider adding a before-bed meditation to your evening routine. 

#15 Take a Social Media Detox Once a Month

Speaking of phone detox! Constant scrolling can cause a lot of brain fatigue, anxiety, and comparison problems. Give yourself a breather by putting your phone away for a day, at least once a month. 

#16 Appreciate Someone Every Week

The beauty of this? When you give someone a compliment, you feel good, too! Tell your partner, friend, sibling, WHOEVER — that you appreciate them. 

#17 Add Extra Fruits/Veggies to Your Cart

The first step to eating healthy is to actually buy more healthy foods. So start at the beginning! When you’re at the store, load up on your favorite fruits and veggies. 

#18 Laugh Once/Day

Laughter is the best medicine, especially when you’re really stressed. 

#19 Spend Quality Time With Your Loved Ones/Once Week

Fill up your own cup and the people you love! And when you’re together, try to stay in the moment and not gravitate towards your phone too much. 

#20 Try a New Journal Prompt Every Day

All about that self-awareness. Get to know the real you by completing different journal prompts every day. You might be surprised what you learn about yourself! 

Fall In Love With Your 2021 New Year’s Goals

If you’re totally in love with your 2021 goals, that excitement will help motivate you when you need it most. So go for a resolution you can count on: small, achievable, and fun. 

Happy goal setting!