200 New Year’s Resolution Ideas

200 New Year’s Resolution Ideas


  1. Make more time for a favourite hobby.
  2. Get your passport – and use it!
  3. Stop using toxic cleaners in your home.
  4. Choose natural/organic food more often.
  5. Quit smoking.
  6. Eat/cook at home more frequently.
  7. Quit drinking/drink less alcohol.
  8. Get more sleep.
  9. Start saving money.
  10. Stop drinking soda.
  11. Spend more time socializing with people who make you laugh.
  12. Spend less time at work.
  13. Spend less time online.
  14. Spend less time watching tv.
  15. Spend less time on your phone.
  16. Create/stick to a budget.
  17. Write your will.
  18. Learn a new language.
  19. Start a new hobby.
  20. Stop procrastinating.
  21. Make time for daily meditation.
  22. Drink more water.
  23. Drink less coffee.
  24. Recycle more often.
  25. Get a makeover.
  26. Be more positive.
  27. Volunteer.
  28. Start your own business.
  29. Spend less time worrying.
  30. Call your friends/family more often.
  31. Plan regular date nights with your spouse.
  32. Stop eating fast food.
  33. Stop being so hard on yourself.
  34. Say “No” more often.
  35. Be more adventurous.
  36. Floss your teeth regularly.
  37. Get out of debt.
  38. Get a tattoo.
  39. Keep your house clean.
  40. Be less controlling.
  41. Manage your temper.
  42. Keep a daily journal.
  43. Start planning ahead.
  44. Become more punctual.
  45. Declutter your home.
  46. Stop biting your nails.
  47. Read more.
  48. Eat less meat.
  49. Stop being lazy.
  50. Reduce stress.
  51. Become more independent.
  52. Step out of your comfort zone.
  53. Be more creative.
  54. Learn to play an instrument.
  55. Be more romantic.
  56. Become more responsible.
  57. Let go of grudges.
  58. Give more to charity.
  59. Be more polite.
  60. Stop judging others.
  61. Adopt a pet from your local animal shelter.
  62. Learn to cook.
  63. Walk more often.
  64. Make your bed every day.
  65. Help someone else reach one of their goals.
  66. Learn to live in the moment/be present.
  67. Go back to school.
  68. Apply for a new job.
  69. Give your full attention when people are speaking to you.
  70. Shop locally.
  71. Eat less sweets or other junk food.
  72. Grow a garden.
  73. Start a retirement fund.
  74. Stop skipping breakfast.
  75. Start a weekly family game night.
  76. Stop using your phone at the table/during meals.
  77. Make your bedroom a screen-free zone.
  78. Do nice things for others as often as possible.
  79. Get rid of clothing that no longer fits you.
  80. Start getting your hair cut/colored on a regular basis.
  81. Learn to dance.
  82. Try a new food every week.
  83. Be more thankful.
  84. Call instead of texting.
  85. Remodel/redecorate a room in your home.
  86. Conquer your fear of public speaking.
  87. Learn to drive.
  88. Eat more fruits/vegetables.
  89. Organize your drawers/closets.
  90. Stop posting your personal affairs on social media.
  91. Be less shallow.
  92. Start expressing your emotions more openly.
  93. Join a club/group with people who share a common interest.
  94. Start following politics.
  95. Stay up to date on current events locally/globally.
  96. Waste less food.
  97. Spend a month offline.
  98. Close a social media account.
  99. Train for/run a marathon.
  100. Be kinder.
  101. Stop talking about people behind their backs.
  102. Stop nagging.
  103. Be more patient.
  104. Send handwritten letters to friends and loved ones.
  105. Start taking the stairs instead of the elevator/escalator.
  106. Learn a sport.
  107. Make time for bubble baths.
  108. Expand your vocabulary by learning a new word every day.
  109. Stop making promises you can’t/don’t want to keep.
  110. Tip more often.
  111. Wash dishes right away instead of leaving them in the sink.
  112. Keep up with the laundry.
  113. Complete a do-it-yourself project.
  114. Make more crafts with the kids.
  115. Become a tutor.
  116. Spend more time helping your kids with their homework.
  117. Start carpooling.
  118. Waste less water.
  119. Stop buying bottled water.
  120. Learn to take better photographs.
  121. Create a bucket list – and start checking items off of it.
  122. Take a family vacation.
  123. Become more spiritual.
  124. Spend more time outside.
  125. Slow down and enjoy the little things.
  126. Start getting up an hour earlier than the rest of the family every day.
  127. Stop calling your ex.
  128. Be more cheerful.
  129. Entertain at home more often.
  130. Register to become a foster parent.
  131. Teach someone else a new skill.
  132. Get pregnant.
  133. Have a vasectomy/tubal ligation.
  134. Foster animals who are waiting to be adopted.
  135. Help your parents/grandparents more often.
  136. Update your wardrobe.
  137. Start using a moisturizer with SPF every day.
  138. Wash your face every morning and every night before bed.
  139. Brush your teeth at least twice daily.
  140. Visit the dentist every six months.
  141. Go for a monthly facial or massage.
  142. Get regular manicures/pedicures.
  143. Make your mental health a priority.
  144. See your doctor for a physical examination.
  145. Schedule a mammogram.
  146. Take daily vitamins.
  147. Wash your bedding every week.
  148. Clean out your fridge more often.
  149. Donate canned food items regularly.
  150. Wash your makeup brushes once a month.
  151. Spend more/less time on your daily makeup routine.
  152. Stop picking at blemishes.
  153. Trim and clean your nails regularly.
  154. Start mending socks/clothing instead of throwing them away when they have a hole in them.
  155. Get a piercing.
  156. Shave more regularly.
  157. Take a few minutes to stretch every day.
  158. Eat smaller meals.
  159. Start setting daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly goals.
  160. Take better care of your personal appearance.
  161. Put things away as soon as you are done using them.
  162. Cook a new recipe every night for the whole year.
  163. Be more generous.
  164. Switch to whole grain alternatives in lieu of white, bleached bread and grain products.
  165. Do the crossword/number puzzle in your daily newspaper.
  166. Make time for a hobby that you used to love but stopped doing.
  167. Stop spending time with people who make you feel bad about yourself.
  168. Be more affectionate.
  169. Stop whining/complaining.
  170. Compliment others more often.
  171. Be more honest.
  172. Learn to accept compliments.
  173. Read with your children every night.
  174. Take a first aid course.
  175. Cancel any services, subscriptions or memberships that no longer offer value to you.
  176. Pay off and cancel your credit card(s).
  177. Start getting up as soon as your alarm goes off – No more hitting that snooze button!
  178. Stop doing all of the housework alone. Delegate some of the household tasks to your children.
  179. Learn to be more trusting of other people.
  180. Dedicate time every month to attend events/explore places within your own community.
  181. Stop dwelling on past mistakes/failures.
  182. Take more risks.
  183. Learn to communicate your needs more effectively.
  184. Stop expecting instant gratification.
  185. Become more resilient.
  186. Follow through to completion anything that you start.
  187. Be more frugal.
  188. Quit gambling.
  189. Climb a mountain.
  190. Bring re-usable shopping bags whenever you go to the store.
  191. Make your home more energy efficient.
  192. Shop second-hand as often as possible.
  193. Repurpose items in your home instead of throwing them away.
  194. Be more humble.
  195. Stop using the microwave.
  196. Stop saying hurtful things to your partner.
  197. Make a vision board.
  198. Join a dating site.
  199. Take fewer selfies.
  200. Accept yourself just the way you are.

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About Jenn Gill

Jenn is a work-from-home mama, word wizard, and photography enthusiast; living in the Lower Mainland, BC, with her husband and two young daughters. Whether it be online or at the local farmers market, she loves to shop. She's well-known for scouring packaging labels for a business address or "Made in Canada" sticker, and gets giddy at the discovery of new (or new-to-her) Canadian products.