5 New Year's Resolutions You'll Actually Want to Stick to

By: Matthew Funeral Home
Monday, December 16, 2019

Let’s face it, most people don’t stick to their New Year's Resolutions. Gym subscriptions go unused and Marie Kondo books go unopened. But rather than skipping the tradition of making a resolution every year, try making one or more of these your goals.

Reconnect with Family

It is easy to get caught up in the daily business of your life, and leave behind family connections. This year, make an effort to reconnect with family. Plan a dinner with the cousins, or visit an out-of-state loved one. Family is often something taken for granted. This year, make the most of those you still have.

Replace Bad Food With Good Choices

Most New Year’s diets don’t make it to the Spring. So don’t diet. Instead, start small by replacing bad choices with good ones. Opt for water over soda. Try to eat out less, and make your own, less processed meals.Over time, you’ll notice that you’ve trimmed some weight, and saved money.

Move Around More

Rather than spending money on a gym membership that you’ll probably forget to cancel, try simply walking more. Even in Staten Island, so many amenities are close by. Walk to the local store instead of hopping in the car. Take a stroll in the park. Take your dog on more walks. Moving around will help with your circulation, and make you feel healthier. 

Do More of What You Love

Hobbies inspire us and allow us to be expressive. Many people lose their hobbies as life takes over. This year, try to schedule in a bit more time to do what makes you feel like you. Whether it’s fishing by the boardwalk, playing an instrument, or scrapbooking; take some time to do more of what you love. 

Learn a New Skill

Learning a new skill is always something that you can do. We as humans never stop learning. Test out your green thumb. Take an art class. Grab a cookbook and try making a different recipe once a week. Break out of your comfort zone and try to learn a new skill. Better yet, work at your new skill with someone else. Learning a new skill with a loved one can be an incredible bonding experience.

 

For almost 50 years, Matthew Funeral Home has been serving the Staten Island community. We can help with almost every aspect of your loved one’s memorial service. Our family is here to serve yours, every step of the way.
 

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