Happy 2016! Thinking about your goals for the coming months? Here’s some inspiration to get you feeling motivated…

When a new year rolls around, the same old resolutions pop up. Lose that last half a stone, get to the gym more, cut out caffeine… you know the drill. We make the same promises year after year, but they become less inspiring each time and therefore harder to achieve. That’s why this year, we’re doing something different.

Rather than making those half-hearted promises we know we’ll never keep, we’re trying out some new resolutions that focus on the feel-good factor. No cutting carbs or enforced aerobics here, thank you very much!

Take a look at our 5 inspirational New Year’s Resolutions and let us know if you’ll be trying any for 2016.

  • Do some volunteering

Choose a charity that’s close to your heart and donate a little of your time, even if it’s just an hour a week. Doing something positive for people (or animals!) who need a helping hand will make you feel great.

  • Get involved in your local community

Start small – invite your neighbours round for dinner and start shopping locally rather than at the supermarket. You can work your way up to bigger things, like planning a community event.

New Year’s Resolutions

  • Turn off the tech

We’re all guilty of spending way too much time on our phones, so set aside some time each week to do something that doesn’t involve a screen. You won’t miss Instagram *too* much, we promise.

  • Learn something new

There are loads of quick and easy ways to learn a new skill, from websites like gohighbrow.com that deliver 5 minute courses to your inbox, to local classes and YouTube tutorials. Pick a language, choose a craft or discover more about a topic that interests you.

New Year’s Resolutions

  • Eat clean

Ok, so this is a little more like a traditional New Year’s Resolution, but rather than focusing on weight loss, it’s all about wellbeing. Look at recipes from Deliciously Ella and Hemsley and Hemsley for inspiration.

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Jen Allison
Jen is an online writer with a penchant for rose gold jewellery and oversized knitwear. She’s a stickler for grammar, loves a good book and can’t get enough of Instagram.

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