10 Resolutions That You'll Actually WANT to Keep in 2016!

Sticking to one of these alternative resolutions will make 2016 the best year yet!

  1. 1

    Be a hometown tourist

    Travel funds or time off running low? No worries! Make 2016 the year when you discover the ins and outs of your own city. Commit to discovering something new every week. Think: coffee shop, sporting event, restaurant, park, museum, farmers market, outdoor center, or take a historical walking tour!

  2. 2

    Keep a One Line A Day journal

    Quick and easy: jot down a thought, quote, or note about your day. Keep it to one or two lines to avoid feeling overwhelmed by detailed journaling. At the end of 2016, you'll have a short and sweet recap of your year!

  3. 3

    Take the stairs

    It's good for the environment, and it's good for you. What could be better?

  4. 4

    Master a new recipe and bring your dish to a party

    Whether you're master chef or a stranger in the kitchen, make 2016 the year when you learn a delicious new dish that you can proudly share with your friends at a potluck!

  5. 5

    Find something beautiful every day

    It doesn't take long to look around and find something beautiful on our wonderful planet. Create a new Instagram account and post a snapshot of your daily inspiration each day.

  6. 6

    Read more books

    There's nothing like getting cozy with a good page-turner. Make 2016 your year of the book. Get recommendations, track your reading list, and network with fellow readers at www.goodreads.com.

  7. 7

    Make a new friend

    You're never too old to make a great new friend! Dedicate time in 2016 to branching out and forming a meaningful connection with someone new. Looking for places to meet peeps with similar interests? Try www.meetup.com!

  8. 8

    Sign up for a fitness class...in something you've never done!

    Always wanted to try kickboxing? Or maybe pilates, Zumba, hot yoga, or Crossfit? Up your fitness game and find a fun activity!

  9. 9

    Care for a plant

    Get your green thumb going! Tend to and nurture a cute little green friend. Gardening has been shown to reduce stress, plus you'll have a beautiful, bright plant in your life!

  10. 10

    Smile all the time!

    Maybe the easiest but most uplifting resolution of them all - just SMILE! Even if you're feeling blue, a simple smile can give your mood a 180 and send positive vibes to those around you.

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