New Year's Resolutions You'll Actually Want to Keep
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We’re generally not huge proponents of New Year’s Resolutions. You’re not going to lose 20 pounds when it’s 20 degrees outside, and when you inevitably fail, you feel bad, so you eat your feelings and end up feeling even worse. It’s a vicious circle. So we’ve created a list of goals that are are not only doable, but downright enjoyable. And, hey, some of them may actually help you shed a few pounds.

Up your drinking game.

We know, this one sounds a bit strange. But we’re not talking about drinking more. We’re talking about drinking better. In 2018, commit to upgrading your bar cart and all the accoutrements that go along with it. Invest in unique, high quality spirits (think mezcal and soju in addition to whiskey and gin). Decant your wine like a pro. And stock up on distinctive glassware that will serve as a conversation starter.

Cook for yourself.

There are few things more attractive than a man who knows his way around the kitchen. What better way to impress a potential love interest than with an Instagram-worthy meal on the third date? In addition to upping your game, cooking at home has a whole host of additional benefits, namely that it’s healthier and saves a ton of money. If the urge to fire up the stove doesn’t come naturally to you, invest in a quality knife set and interesting cookbooks to inspire you.

Take a hike.

This year, resolve to get out from behind your desk, connect with nature and, if you so dare, another person. IRL. Being outside for as little as 15 minutes a day boosts creativity and focus, decreases anxiety, and improves sleep. If you live in a city like 80% of people in the US and don’t have easy access to the great outdoors, try walking or biking to work to get your Vitamin D and (semi) fresh air fix.


As difficult as it may seem, this one is really important. Step away from the phone. Take a break from the 24 hour news cycle. Shut the laptop. Research shows that we spend over 9 hours a day in front of screens. That’s… a lot. It’s time to take a break. So how do you do it? Well you could leave your phone at home and delete Instagram and Facebook. If that’s too extreme (no judgment here), try turning off push notifications or download meditation apps that will help you increase your zen.


Is it just us, or is everyone totally uptight all the damn time these days? This year, make a point to relax more. We know, easier said than done. A tweet may start World War III any day now. But worrying won’t do anything except raise your blood pressure. So stock up on comfy pieces to lounge around the house, read up on hygge, and check out these relaxation techniques.

So there you have it. Our list of 2018 goals to make you happier, healthier, and a bit more grounded without completely changing who you are. Wishing you a 2018 filled with high quality booze, better homemade meals, and time away from your phone.