New Year’s resolutions give us the chance to solidify our goals and re-center our lives around the things we care about. But these resolutions don’t have to be massive or life-changing; they can be as simple as learning how to ballroom dance or mastering that cat-eye look you’ve been wanting to try.

Usually, I’ve forgotten what my New Year’s resolution was by May. This year, I’m going to try a new tactic: a new month’s resolution. Each month, I’m going to focus on a different goal of mine, such as to try new vegetables or read an entire book for fun.

If you’re at a loss for what your new month or New Year’s resolution should be, here are some ideas to get you started:

-Spend 15 minutes each day pampering yourself (massaging your feet, painting your nails, turning off electronics and practicing mindful breathing, coloring)

-Reach out to someone you haven’t spoken to in a while


-Write a poem every day (haikus count)

-Learn how to make a new breakfast, lunch, or dinner recipe to spice up your usual cuisine

-Practice complimenting people (it will make their day!)

-Try a workout class that is difficult for you

-Start a blog 😉