Ah, New Years. Time for a clean slate and a fresh list of things to do to improve ourselves and our lives in the coming year. Here’s one resolution we highly recommend for all Tattoo.com readers: Get a New Tattoo! Let’s Celebrate the New Year in Ink! For all the other resolutions, well, they will probably take a bit more work and be a lot less exciting. Resolutions are very personal for each individual. It takes commitment, willpower, and discipline.
Do you have any New Years Resolutions? We bet that some of them, or at least one of them, will be listed in the following 10 Most Common New Years Resolutions Represented in Tattoo.
1. Spend more time with family.
It’s easy to get caught up in the day to day work grind. The year can go by without us realizing how much time we haven’t spent with our loved ones. This is a common one, and one of the most important. If last year taught us nothing else, it reminded us that none of us are immortal, and that life is short. Spend as much time with those you love as you can. That’s a New Years Resolution that can have truly lasting results.
2. Find a significant other.
For those who started the New Year as single people, most are looking for that special someone. Finding a significant other can be difficult, especially in this modern world. It is one of the most common resolutions because it’s a basic human want/need. Here’s some positive and hopeful energy for all of you who have made this one of your New Years resolutions. Hope you find that special someone, or at least someone special for the year.
3. Start a healthy lifestyle.
Those extra holiday pounds can remind us that we need to make more of an effort to be healthy. What better time to start this new, healthy lifestyle than New Years Day? If this is one of your New Years resolutions, expect the gyms to be pretty crowded…at least for the first few weeks.
4. Enjoy life to the fullest, a. k. a. No Regrets.
For some, this may seem like a silly resolution. But for those who work too hard, or have a hard time having fun or letting go, this is a major issue. We should all remember to enjoy life to the fullest. New Years is the perfect time to start being mindful of this. With each year that passes, we hope that you are able to look back on it, and be happy about how you lived your life.
5. Be a better person.
It’s always a good time to be a little kinder, and more compassionate. But New Years has a way of really kicking that into gear. We all feel a little more benevolent at the beginning of the year, and slightly less jaded. This is a great resolution to keep. If we all can keep this New Years Resolution, imagine what a nicer place this world would be to live in. Be kind. Pay if forward.
6. Learn something new (like a new language).
There is nothing better for the mind and spirit than to learn something new. If there is something you’ve always wanted to learn but have been putting it off because of life, now is the time to do it. You won’t get any younger and you don’t want to regret never starting. What is something you’ve always wanted to learn? Start looking up classes today!
7. Lose weight.
This is related to the healthy lifestyle resolution, but it is more specific. Many people have a specific number of pounds that they want to lose. Sometimes it’s just losing the 10 lbs of holiday weight. Other times it’s losing a large amount of pounds that has not budged in years. Whatever your weight loss goals are, be healthy and smart about it.
8. Spend less.
In our modern society, we are constantly pushed to spend more and be good consumers. Because it is hard not to give in to this consumerist mentality, at the beginning of the year, many people have the New Years Resolution to spend less money, and get their finances in order.
9. Get Organized.
The end of the year can feel chaotic for many reasons. The natural desire after chaos is order. This may be why a common resolution for New Years is to get organized, whatever that may mean to any individual person.
10. Quit Smoking.
This is a big resolution for many people who have been smokers for years. It is one of the hardest things to quit, and therefore makes it one of the most commonly seen New Years resolution every year. Here’s to all of you who will start your journey towards being a non-smoker this year.