Productivity / Life

New Year’s Resolutions
You Can Keep

Prepare for the New Year with these resolutions.

Calendar showing January

The New Year is slowly approaching, and with it we can all start to reflect on the year that’s been. What went well? What went wrong?
And what did we learn? From here, we can craft some resolutions.

New Year’s resolutions are the perfect opportunity to improve ourselves and our lives. And with technology, it’s a lot easier to stay on track with our initial intentions. Here are resolutions you can easily keep this coming year – some with the help of technology.

Stay connected

There’s no denying modern life is hectic. Between our careers, health and personal ambitions, it can be tricky just hearing ourselves think, let alone keeping in touch with our family and friends. But investing time in our close relationships helps promote a healthy mindset and makes us feel part of something bigger than ourselves. And with smartphone technology, there’s really no excuse not to. This year, stay connected with your loved ones, no matter where in the world they might be. Try video calling with the Galaxy A9 and be together with your loved ones, even when you can’t.

Closeup of various Samsung Galaxy smartphones
Closeup of Samsung Galaxy Watch

Get in shape

Getting in shape is one of the most popular resolutions and for good reason. From losing weight to toning up or simply unwinding from our busy schedules, exercising plays a large part in a healthy life. It doesn’t need to be anything too drastic either. Have some fun and personalise an exercise routine to work for you. To help get you started, check out the Galaxy Watch. A personal trainer on your wrist, it can track up to 40 different exercises, letting you make the most of your workout. Take charge of your new year with a healthy body.

Travel

The world is filled with incredible scenery. From big cities to natural wonders and remote towns, if you look close enough, you can find inspiration everywhere. This year, expand your mind and horizons by jetting off and seeing more of the world. Experience new cuisines and cultures, meet new people and get out of your comfort zone. What are you waiting for? Write a travel bucket list and start ticking those destinations off. Just remember to capture all those amazing landscapes and share your experiences with your family and friends on Instagram.

A man walking away on a mountain

Be organised

Do you get overwhelmed juggling a million things in your head? We’ve all been there and experienced the burnout that comes with it. This year, work smarter and not harder by being more organised. Smartphones have an army of distractions with social media and other entertainment features, but when used wisely they are incredibly handy tools for keeping our lives in check. Use your alarms to wake up on time and set timers on those daily tasks that just need to be done. Stay on top of your schedule with mobile calendars and reminders too. Manage the little things and you’ll be rewarded tenfold. Better yet, ask Samsung’s virtual assistant Bixby to manage those little things for you.

“This year, work smarter
and not harder by being
more organised.”

Bixby icons and logo

Manage your money

This might just be one of the trickiest resolutions. It’s easy to start the year with honest intentions to manage our wallets better, but life is filled with curveballs that seem destined on pinching our savings. This year, stay simple and small. Cut back on eating out and those weekend drinks. Learn a new meal to cook and save just a little more each week. Walk or cycle to and from work instead of using public transport. Focus on building these smaller, cheaper and healthier habits and don’t let those nasty curveballs knock you off track. Roll with the punches and keep fighting that financial fight.

Some pound coins stacked

Read more

It’s well known that reading improves brain function and even helps us to understand and empathise with others. In fact, studies have shown that reading can help boost happiness and alleviate anxiety. The best part is it doesn’t matter what you read. Autobiographies, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, short stories and self-help books – they all work. This year, discover your favourite genre and author, put up your feet and escape into the pages of a book.

A young woman sat on a sofa reading a book

Sleep deep

With bright screens on our smartphones, tablets, laptops and TVs – and the millions of distractions that come with them – it can be hard to get a good night’s sleep. Over time this can lead to physical and mental anxiety, and it’s something that can be easily avoided with a little practice. This year, make getting more quality sleep a resolution and watch as it improves every other part of your life. To help, check out the Samsung Health app. It monitors your sleep cycles to improve your sleeping habits. Aim for that magical 8-hour recommendation and enjoy deep, sweet slumber.

A Samsung Galaxy smartphone with the Sleep app onscreen

Give back

Giving back to the world around us is an awesome way to promote good karma – and it feels really good too. Give a smile, give your time, give thanks or give gifts. Give in to your altruistic side and practice compassion this year. And with technology, it’s never been easier to do so. From simply lending a helping hand, to sharing food with the less fortunate or giving the gift of vision, there are many ways that amazing mobile apps are helping us give back to the world around us. Check them out here.

A closeup of two hands holding a wrapped Christmas gift

Achieve your resolutions with technology

Stay connected with the Galaxy A9 and in shape with the Galaxy Watch.

Galaxy A9

Galaxy A9

Galaxy Watch

Galaxy Watch

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