By Amy Jackson

We’re now a few weeks into 2020, and if you haven’t thought about any new year’s resolutions, don’t panic. While for some the welcoming of a new year is a time of renewal and transformation, for many, simply thinking about some easy life hacks is the perfect way to start your year. Here’s a quick and helpful guide with suggestions of some simple and achievable New Year’s resolutions for 2020.  

Make More Eco-Friendly Choices

It’s now more important than ever to think about how you can lead a more eco-friendly lifestyle, and there are a bunch of simple ways to do this. Everyday lifestyle changes like cutting down on your meat and dairy consumption, walking instead of driving, and switching your usual cleaning products for environmentally conscious alternatives are a great start for 2020. We’d recommend Method’s full range of cleaning products, which are all made with natural, eco-friendly ingredients and smell amazing.

Meet Your Financial Goals 

Whether you have some bigger financial goals this year such as buying your first home, or you’re taking smaller steps like opening up your first savings account, 2020 is the year to do it. If you’re unsure where you’re at with your finances and spend each month wondering where your earnings are going, dedicate some time to creating a plan for the year ahead. Work out how much of your income currently goes towards things like rent and bills, and this should reveal how much money you can afford to spend on luxuries or savings. You might be surprised how much of your money is being dwindled away on those daily latte’s and meal deals, which could encourage you to explore some cost-cutting habits. 

Make Time For Yourself

Life can get hectic, especially if you’re trying to maintain a career, a social life, and any other commitments you might have. Rather than spending every weekend trying to cram in as many fun and ‘instagrammable’ activities as you can, dedicate plenty of time to yourself in 2020. How you spend this time is up to you, but if you need some ideas, take a look at our simple self care tips blog. 

Read One Book A Month

Reading has so many benefits. It can reduce stress, boost your vocabulary and writing skills, and enhance your ability to concentrate. With distractions and temptations everywhere (smartphone, I’m talking to you), it can be difficult to sit down and get stuck into a good book. If reading is something you’re interested in doing more of in 2020, set yourself a goal to read a new book every month. With the right book, this is definitely achievable! Keep your eyes peeled for Goodness Magazine’s book club, where we’ll be bringing you lots of new book recommendations.