Thinking Outside the Box: 7 Unique New Year’s Resolutions

Thinking Outside the Box: 7 Unique New Year’s Resolutions

As we toast the end of the year, we normally reflect on the highs and lows and make plans for a brighter New Year.

Need inspiration for some unusual resolutions? Here’s our list!

1. Break a record

Go big! Why not a break a record in 2024?

This could be your own record – like beating your own PB for running, number of squats or weights lifted. A personal record is something you could achieve if you set yourself a training plan and focus.

If that is not going to cut it for you – then aim for a world record! There are many unusual world records that you can try:

  • Fastest time to arrange the alphabet in a can of alphabet spaghetti
  • Most t-shirts put on in one minute
  • Fastest time to put 24 cans in a fridge

Let us know what you decide!

2. Try a new food each week

Normally, New Year’s Resolutions are about restricting diets. Flip that on its head and open up your choices by trying something new each week.

There are plenty of new foods you can discover in your local supermarket, or even find during an online shop. You can try a new cuisine from a local restaurant too.

2024 is the year to invigorate those taste buds.

3. Do the usual unusually

Wear your ‘best’ dress on a normal day; treat yourself to some flowers ‘just because’; have a champagne breakfast. These little touches make a normal day feel unusual… and will bring a smile to your face!

4. Do something nice for others everyday

OK, we shouldn’t really need to write this resolution, right?! Make a note anyway; it is so easy to unintentionally forget this.

Keep it attainable like paying someone a compliment, leaving a review for a local business, or sending a card just to say ‘hi’.

Doing something nice for someone else not only benefits them of course, but will make you feel warm and fluffy too.

5. Exercise in an unusual way

Exercising more is the most common New Year’s Resolution – but why not spin it and take up an unusual exercise? Here are some that piqued are interest:

  • Black Light Yoga: Ok, what is that? Yoga done under a black light of course! And what does that mean? Well you can pretend you are at a rave. The music is faster and you can wear glow in the dark clothing. There is a benefit too as you focus more on your moves (while having a whole host of fun).
  • Bokwa: A bit like Zumba, this is a dance exercise class with hip-hop and South African influences. Dance your way to fitness with a fantastic beat. Yes please.
  • Aerial Fitness: This one is great for building your core strength. Using 30-foot ribbons hung from the ceiling, you can rotate into different shapes just like you are part of ‘Cirque du Soleil’.
6. Get fresh air

Commit to a regular dose of outdoor activity everyday – even when it is cold. Go for a brisk walk or a little jog. Something to give you a breath of fresh air. Every day.

7. Call friends more often

Check in regularly. Make a little phone call or arrange a walking date to keep those communication lines open. Everyone needs to know they have friends around.

What are your plans for 2024? From all of us at Shurgard, we wish you a Happy New Year.

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