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6 most popular New Year’s resolutions if you are feeling a little stuck

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As you await the countdown to ring in the new year, do you have your resolutions ready to go? If you’re too busy with holiday prep or are just drawing a blank as the end of the year draws near, here are some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions around. Take a look and see if one of these popular resolutions would work for you.

1. Eat healthier

One of the most popular resolutions people make as the new year approaches is to eat healthier. Particularly on the heels of an indulgent holiday season, turning the calendar over at the end of December opens up a fresh opportunity to start the year on the right track. You can look to upgrade some of your favorite meals with healthier ingredients or dive into completely new menu ideas. Also, don’t forget to glance over your favorite snacks, too — there are often better choices to make when we’re in a hurry.

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2. Get more exercise

Another popular New Year’s resolution includes moving around more — also known as getting more exercise. It’s another step to getting healthier and is great in combination with eating more nutritious foods.

3. Save money

Saving money is another popular resolution, but it can be hard to implement while we’re busy living our lives. One way to save more money is to eat out less. This takes more planning and a little more time, but there are a few easy ways to cut back on your spending. Packing a healthy lunch for work every day instead of eating out will save you some money, and if you keep it up, it will really add up in the long run.

4. Make time for yourself

Self-care often falls by the wayside, but the new year is a great time to start taking more time for yourself, which makes it one of the more popular resolutions. Self-care can be anything from spending a half hour soaking in a hot bathtub, to getting more sleep, to organizing your desk, to making a coffee date with your best friend.

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5. Develop a new hobby

If you’ve been hoping to take up sewing or drawing or gardening, the new year is a great time to start. Starting a new hobby is a popular resolution because many people want to open themselves up to new experiences and try their hand at something new.

6. Drop bad habits

If you’re holding on to a few bad habits, such as smoking or drinking alcohol, leaving them behind is another common resolution. This health-oriented goal could also save you money, which could help you with your other resolutions.

Resolutions are fun to make, and while not everyone sticks to them for the entire upcoming year, it’s still an effective way to take stock of where you are in your life and possibly make a few changes for the better. These popular New Year’s resolutions will get you off on the right foot to drafting your own as the clock ticks down to midnight this year.

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