With Zoom calls and group chats now second nature, it’s easier than ever to keep in touch with your nearest and dearest. Keep up the communication next year and reap the well-being rewards. By continuing to check in, you’ll prioritise and nurture the relationships that make you feel great. Embrace the newfound freedoms of in-person catch-ups, or, if that’s not possible, schedule in a weekly video chat to stay up-to-date on your loved one’s lives. Even a quick text or email can banish loneliness and make your friends and family - and you - feel loved.
Take a break
We all love having something to look forward to. Research found that organising and anticipating a holiday can be almost as enjoyable as going on the holiday itself. The study also found that people are usually at their happiest when they have a trip planned.
With travel back on the cards, 2022 is an ideal time for your next adventure.
Explore our backyard and see parts of Australia you’ve always wanted to, return to your special place to make new memories or, where safe, venture overseas for an international escapade.
A budget is always going to be the best way to set yourself up for savings success. Once you’ve outlined how much you’re spending and how much you’re putting aside, take a little extra time to streamline some of the more everyday outgoings.
Set up auto-payments for your bills to avoid late fees, order your grocery shopping online to banish impulse buys, and sign up to your favourite brands to receive discounts and sale alerts via email.
Sometimes we need to disconnect from the world to reconnect with ourselves. By carving out our own ‘me time’, we create a pocket of inner peace that can help us recharge and be our best selves.
Whether you commit to journaling each day, joining a tai chi class, starting a meditation or breathwork practice, just enjoy some time to yourself. Though this resolution may be quite difficult for parents with young children.