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49 Best Realistic New Year’s Resolutions for Personal Development in 2021

49 Best Realistic New Year’s Resolution

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started” -Mark Twain

Have you ever struggled with choosing a realistic New Year’s resolution? Many of us, including myself, put immense pressure on ourselves to achieve.

However, the goal of a resolution is to improve the quality of your life and to get closer to doing what you truly love and enjoy. It isn’t supposed to stress us out.

If you’re having a hard time picking your resolutions, read this post for the best realistic New Year’s resolutions that will advance your personal or professional life.

You don’t have to do every single one of these. In fact, you don’t have to do any of these. But this is a good place to start if you want to improve your life for the better!

49 Realistic New Year’s Resolution

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1. Adhere to a productive morning and night routine

2. Read 1 book a month

3. Design your optimal work space

4. Invest in your education

5. Finish all important tasks at least a day before the due date

6. Start a Bullet Journal for productivity

7. Ask for a job promotion, or advance your standing

8. Take control of your life (be your own boss)

9. Start the business you’ve been dreaming of


10. Eat a healthier diet

11. Drink at least 1 liter of water a day

12. Get at least 8 hours of sleep a day

13. Sculpt your dream body

14. Exercise 3x a week

15. Walk at least 6,000 steps a day

16. Try one new fitness class


17. Be more compassionate and empathetic

18. Take some days off for self-care and love

19. Go on a solo trip and discover yourself

20. Meditate for 5 minutes every day


21. Budget wiser and keep track of your spendings

22. Start saving towards a house

23. Invest your money in stocks

24. Generate a source of passive income

25. Work towards financial independence

26. Make intentional purchases and less impulsive ones

27. Prioritize paying off your loans

28. Learn a new recipe every week


29. Rekindle old friendships

30. Be a better friend, lover, sibling, parent, son/daughter, etc.

31. Listen more to those around you

32. Meet more people and make new friends

33. Talk to someone you’ve always wanted to talk to

34. Surround yourself with more positive people

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35. Take up a hobby, or explore an interest

36. Speak up for something/someone you believe in

37. Go visit somewhere new

38. Watch less TV

39. Fail more often

40. Let go of the past

41. Get out of your comfort zone at least once a week

42. Live in the present moment

43. Distance yourself from toxic people

44. Live more mindfully and intentionally


45. Declutter, getting rid of belongings you don’t need

46. Go Paperless for the environment and your productivity

47. Create an organization system

48. Create a cleaning schedule

49. Adopt a minimalist lifestyle, or at least simply living to make time for the things you truly love.

Achieve your goals and see through your New Years Resolutions

Now that you made or chose your New Years’ Resolution, it’s time to make it happen.

We have a goals printable pack that consists of 5 planner sheets dedicated to helping you achieve your New year’s resolutions or any goal you have in mind.

This printable pack consists of a goal planner sheet, goal check-in sheet, a habit tracker, a vision board, and a sheet to write any and all notes pertaining to your goal.

You can print out as many copies as you like or even use it on your iPad or tablet!

Whether your goal is health, money, education, or personal development related, this printable will guide you through your goal so you can actually make it happen.

It’s never too late to start something nor should you wait for a specific time to start. The sooner you start working towards your dream life, the sooner you’ll be living it.

Thank you for reading and if you found this post valuable, please share!


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