100 New Year’s Goal Ideas For 2024 + Why Should You Set Goals This Year

Why You Should Set Goals + 100 New Year's Goal Ideas
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The new year is finally here and that means it’s that time of year again to figure out what has and hasn’t worked out this past year and how to improve going forward into 2024.

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why you should set goals this year + 100 new year's goal ideas

Why You Should Set New Year’s Goals

If you’re reading this and you’re not the type of person who believes in setting goals for the new year, you might want to think again.

Now, I’m not talking about new year’s resolutions which most people tend to think about when the new year rolls around.

Resolutions don’t necessarily have a deadline and they’re more abstract.

Instead, goals are more specific and measurable which is what you want to focus on instead and will help you get to where you want to be this year.

Here are some reasons why I believe you should set goals at the beginning of the year.

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Easy To Keep Track

You can set goals any time throughout the year and I encourage you to continuously revise your goals during the year.

But setting concrete goals in the new year can be an easy marker and a great way to keep track of your success with ease.

Knowing that you’ve started working towards a goal in January makes it easy to track how far you’ve come throughout the year because you know the exact start date of your goals.

You’re Not Alone

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Setting goals at the beginning of the year is also great because many people are in the same boat as you.

When you share your goals and ideas with these people who are just as pumped and ready to work hard to achieve their own goals as you are, it can rub off on you in a good way.

For example, when you work out in January to get closer to your fitness goals, there will be a whole lot of people there with you at the gym who are just as ready to get into shape as you.

Find some friends who want to achieve similar goals to you and strive to be each other’s accountability partners. It’ll help you stay on track and keep you motivated.

Having a whole group of people who are in the same boat and are ready to cheer you on when you’re trying to achieve something is way easier than trying to achieve it all by yourself without any support or encouragement.

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Higher Likelihood of Success

Setting goals for yourself at the beginning of the year is the first step to getting where you want to be and knowing the direction you’re working towards.

When you know exactly what you’re striving for, you can then plan out the necessary steps and the exact action plan to get there.

You’ll have a much lower likelihood of success if you’re lost or wandering around aimlessly.

A Fresh Start

Lastly, setting goals for the new year can psychologically feel like it’s a fresh start.

If you tend to kick yourself for not achieving everything as planned the previous year, treat the new year like it’s a totally blank slate.

I recommend doing a yearly review alongside with setting goals so that you can reflect on what worked and what didn’t for you. Take a look at my Yearly Review Journal for inspirational journal prompts for self-reflection.

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Goal Setting Planner 2024

Before we get into all the goal ideas, check out my Goal Setting Planner for 2024. This 40-page planner will help get you on track to reach all your goals this year and be more productive.

Like using digital spreadsheets more? You can check out my easy to use, all-in-one Goal Planner & Tracker Spreadsheet.

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What You’ll Get In The Goal Setting Planner

  • Brainstorming pages
  • Pages to organize, prioritize, and set S.M.A.R.T. goals
  • A two-part S.M.A.R.T. Goal Game Plan
  • 3 goal trackers to track your progress (includes a milestones and celebrations section)
  • 3 planner types (daily scheduling, weekly, and quarterly)
  • 3 review pages (weekly, quarter, and yearly)
  • Monthly dated calendars (Jan to Dec 2024)
  • A 2024 Calendar
  • 3 habit trackers (weekly, monthly, and yearly)
  • 3 checklists (general, daily, and weekly)
  • Lined notes
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100 New Year’s Goal Ideas

Now that you know why setting goals at the beginning of the year is so important, here are some starter ideas on goals you can try to set and accomplish this new year to better yourself and achieve success.

1. Maintain a regular fitness regimen. Joining a gym or doing workouts at home are both great ways to get your body moving and in shape.

2. Get up earlier. We all only have 24 hours in a day. If you want to get more done during the day, you’ll need to free up these hours if you have a busy schedule. Getting up earlier is a great way to do that.

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3. Practice self-care. Slow down and make self-care a habit. You can follow these 15 important habits to incorporate into your daily life for a happier, healthier, and less stressful life. You might also try incorporating the practice of hygge in the winter months.

4. Keep a regular sleep schedule. Maintaining a regular sleep schedule is important for getting better sleep quality which will help you stay more alert, feel more energized, and improve your productivity levels during the day.

If your sleeping schedule is all out of whack when the weekend rolls around, you might want to re-think that and start choosing a regular bedtime.

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5. Start and maintain a healthier diet. How you feel every day, which affects how productive you are during the day, is affected by your diet.

Choose to eat healthier this year so you can feel and look your best. I recommend checking out the Eat At Home Meal Plans if you’re looking to create cheap but healthy meals.

This meal plan membership includes access to ALL 4 of the following separate meal plans. The great part is you can mix and match depending on your needs and tastes.

1. Traditional – This plan is family-friendly and includes a variety of meats and veggies, and the occasional meatless meal.

2. Whole Food Plant Based – This plan places more emphasis on natural foods including vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts, seeds, and whole grains. No meats, cheese, milk, fish, or eggs.

3. Slow Cooker/Instant Pot – This plan provides recipes that you can cook in your slow cooker and includes many Instant Pot recipes as well. (Bonus: It includes 1 week of Slow Cooker Freezer meals that are ready to eat in an hour)

4. No Flour, No Sugar – This plan includes easy-to-prepare meals made from veggies and protein from whole foods with no flour or artificial sugars added.

Other great advantages of the Eat At Home Meal Plans include:

  • Meal plans provided at the beginning of the month so you’ll have time to plan and minimize shopping trips
  • 15-minute meals for super busy nights
  • Color-coded lists so you can swap out ingredients or whole meals when needed
  • Printable recipes for easy cooking
  • Printable menus which are perfect to hang on your fridge or near your calendar for easy viewing

These will help you save time so you don’t have to think long and hard about what to make at home and it’ll keep you focused on staying healthy.

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6. Limit how much you eat out. Instead of eating out, make more healthy meals at home in bulk. You’ll save time and money at the same time as improving your health because you’ll know the exact ingredients that are going into your body.

7. Declutter your home. Start the new year off by decluttering your home, such as furniture, clothes, and toys, if it’s messy and overcrowded with things that you no longer need.

Here are 100 ideas of what you can declutter from your home to be more organized.

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8. Write in a gratitude journal every day. Increase your gratitude by documenting your thoughts and feelings this year in a daily gratitude journal and look back on them for years to come.

9. Be more generous this year. There are always unfortunate people who need your help so what better way to start off the year than to give?

If you have the time, find an organization that needs more volunteers or donate to a charity of your choice if you don’t have extra time.

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10. Read one book a week. Reading helps keep the mind sharp and improves your knowledge of the world.

Whether you’re into fiction or self-development books, I encourage you to try to find the time this year to read more.

Check out my list of 25 self-improvement books you should read in 2024 if you’re looking for books to improve yourself this year.

If you don’t like to read books or you don’t have the time to physically sit down to read, try listening to audiobooks on Audible.

With audiobooks, you can listen to a book while you’re working out, commuting to work, or even cleaning the house. It’s currently one of my recent favorite obsessions.

Try a free 30-day trial of Audible along with 1 free audiobook for yourself with my link.

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11. Start a side hustle. If you’re looking to start a side business this year, here are 30 side hustle ideas I recommend that you check out to earn extra cash.

12. Leave toxic relationships behind and nurture new and existing healthy ones instead. Leave any negativity that you don’t want behind and start the year with positive energy.

This includes getting rid of toxic relationships that you know aren’t good for you which drain all of the positive energy out of you.

Nurture the healthy relationships in your life and look for new and inspiring people to spend time with this year who will lift you up instead.

13. Have compassion and be more kind to yourself. You’re often your own harshest critic so stop bashing yourself. Be nicer to yourself this year by practicing positive self-talk.

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14. Meditate and practice mindfulness every day. With all the chaos and stress that happens in our lives, it’s important to take the time out of your busy day to meditate and re-center your thoughts.

A great place to do this is in a calm and peaceful area at home where you can be alone.

A great app to help guide your meditations is Headspace. Try Headspace for free for 14 days and see if it helps you relieve some stress and anxiety.

15. Do one specific thing that is totally out of your comfort zone. To grow, you sometimes have to do stuff that is out of your comfort zone and that makes you nervous or scared.

Pick something you want to tackle this year and get it done. You’ll feel great after and it’ll help you gain the confidence that you can do whatever you set your mind to in the future.

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16. Have more downtime alone. Spending time with yourself is important to get to know yourself and to recharge. If you’re constantly on the go or taking care of everyone but yourself, it’s time to change that this year.

Whether you draw a nice hot bubble bath or sit down to paint, take some time out of the day every day to just make it all about you.

You can even fill out a therapeutic adulting coloring book (that’s right – coloring books aren’t just for kids).

You can also subscribe to a variety of wellness and self-care boxes that are designed to help you practice better self-care during your downtime. The best thing is that they ship right to your door.

17. Pay down outstanding debt. Getting your finances in order if you have outstanding debt is important if you want to start saving money and living financially free.

Don’t waste time. Make a plan on how you’re going to do that and start paying down outstanding debt today.

This finance planner, which includes a debt snowball tracker, can help you get closer to becoming debt-free.

Here are some ways to cut down your monthly expenses each month and ways to earn extra cash.

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18. Travel the world. Traveling is a great way to relax and have fun but also to broaden your view of the world and find yourself when you need to do some soul-searching.

Buy Groupon getaway deals, book an Airbnb, or check out Expedia discount deals to save money.

19. Spend more time with family and friends. If you don’t see your friends and family as much as you’d like, put in the effort this year to reach out to them and see them more often in person. You can even try to rekindle old connections that you haven’t talked to in years.

Take the time out of your busy day to nurture your relationships because it’s easy to lose contact if both parties don’t put in the effort.

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20. Limit your time on social media. We waste hours on end every day scrolling through social media when we can be more productive and get things done.

21. Stay organized and track your achievements this year by religiously using a planner. Do you tend to buy a planner at the beginning of the year but then it ends up collecting dust as the months go by? Make a pact with yourself that you’ll use a planner until the end of the year to achieve great things.

22. Have a calming morning routine. Set positive intentions for the day with a calming routine every morning. You can even add some positive new year affirmations into the mix. You’ll find yourself more at peace, calm, grateful, and ready to take on the day.

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23. Go on a shopping ban. We live in a materialistic world where we think we’ll be happier the more we have.

Well, that isn’t great for our wallets or our minds.

Try going on a shopping ban this year and see how much happier you and your wallet can get.

24. Spend money on experiences instead of shopping. Focus less on material goods this year like goal #23 above and more on experiences that are far more memorable.

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25. Learn a new skill. What is something that you’ve always wanted to learn? Start taking lessons this year and gain a new skill. Your newly found skill can help you both in your career and personal aspirations.

26. Limit how much you sit. Sitting is detrimental to our health but many of us have to sit at a desk for long periods at 9 to 5 jobs. Stop being sedentary and get moving.

27. Watch less TV. Stop spending so much time watching shows on Netflix you like and start being more productive and focusing on furthering your personal development.

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28. Stop procrastinating. If you tend to procrastinate, it’s time this year to make it a goal to stop that habit.

Just the act of initiating and getting started on the task you need to do will help curb procrastination as well as not giving yourself any excuses to delay further.

Check out my post on the best books to read to avoid procrastinating and 50 daily affirmations to practice to overcome procrastination.

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29. Complete a 30-day challenge. Whether you’re trying to create better habits or self-improve on a certain subject, complete a 30-day challenge to accelerate your progress and push yourself.

30. Practice positive daily affirmations to increase your self-esteem and confidence. You’ll slowly find your self-confidence and self-image improving by saying these phrases every day. Add these easily into your self-care routine morning or night.

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31. Keep your desk clean. Use organizational office tools and supplies to keep yourself more incentivized to keep the place clutter-free and organized. Here are some cute ideas you can add to your desk.

32. Learn a new language. If you’re traveling abroad this year or you’re just curious, learn part of a new language every day. Don’t forget to also practice it to retain it.

33. Create a seasonal bucket list and start crossing things off. If love doing season-specific activities, create or gather a list of things you want to do and start crossing each item off the list.

Here are some seasonal bucket lists you can use:

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34. Replace soda for water. It’s easy to choose to drink a refreshing soda when you’re at home or eating out. Instead, opt to choose water. You’ll find the desire to have sodas will fizzle out soon after.

35. Walk 10,000 steps a day. Even if you don’t have time to work out every day, set a goal to walk 10,000 steps a day. You can easily do this even if you just go outside for some fresh air outside of your home. It’ll get your body moving and even clear your head.

36. Leave your phone in another room when you’re sleeping. If you have trouble sleeping at night because you can’t help but look at your phone in bed, leaving out your phone can be helpful.

You’ll be able to finally rest your mind and eyes at the end of the night, which will help you fall asleep earlier and faster. This will also be helpful if you often can’t get out of bed because you like to scroll on your phone.

37. Pay it forward at a restaurant drive-thru. Be a kind citizen and pay for the person’s order behind you in advance. You never know how you might brighten someone’s otherwise stressful day.

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38. Create a monthly budget and stick to it. Reach all your money goals by crunching the numbers and sticking with it each month so you can save money. Use a digital budgeting spreadsheet or a printable finance planner to get your finances organized.

39. Be more generous with compliments. Sometimes, all it takes to brighten someone else’s day and put a smile on their face is a nice genuine compliment. The best part is that they’re free.

40. Purchase more sustainable items that won’t create unnecessary waste. Choose clothing, appliances, and other items that are biodegradable or won’t have to be tossed after a few uses.

41. Find a person in your industry who can mentor you. This is a great way to network with and learn from others who are successful and have more experience in your work field.

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42. Compile a yearly bucket list you want to achieve. Add specific things you want to complete this year that you think you’ll be able to achieve. You can even put these items on a vision board so you’ll feel more motivated.

43. Drive less. Whether you carpool, take public transportation, walk, or bike, find an alternative way to get to your destination and decrease the number of times you use your car. It’ll be better for your wallet and even your health.

44. Attend a meetup or class by yourself and make some new friends. You never know how many new friends you’ll meet and who’ll enrich your life while engaging in one of your favorite hobbies.

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45. Create an emergency plan. You never know when an emergency might happen so make sure you’re prepared if an unexpected event happens.

Always have an emergency bag on hand along with your passports, an emergency binder of contacts and other important information, and other essentials.

46. Practice being an active listener. It’s easy to just listen to someone speak with you passively. Get curious and put effort this year into asking more meaningful questions. In the process, you’ll become a better conversationalist, which is always a positive trait.

47. Call your friends and family instead of texting. Nowadays, we generally connect through our phones through social media and texting. Make an effort to connect with the closest people in your life by calling them as it’s much more personal than texting.

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48. Cut out sugar. Whether you do this for a week or more, cutting out sugar is difficult because it’s so addictive but it’s so beneficial for the body.

49. Rent or buy a home for the first time. Being independent can be one of the greatest blessings for your mental health and personal growth. If you’ve never moved out on your own before, here’s a great starting guide.

50. Become more proactive instead of reactive. Practice seeing any possible conflicts and problems and be proactive in how you tackle these situations instead of reacting after they happen.

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51. Work towards having a work-life balance. It’s important to have a healthy balance between your work and personal life to ensure you don’t get burnt out.

Sometimes that might mean changing jobs and getting less pay (but having better mental health) or switching your schedule around so you can still spend time with your loved ones and have downtime for yourself.

52. Start a fundraising campaign for a good cause. If you don’t have time to volunteer, you can easily start a fundraising campaign for a good cause on a platform like GoFundMe.

53. Learn to forgive others and move forward. Being stuck in a negative space because someone wronged you in the past doesn’t serve you. Learning to forgive doesn’t mean forgetting but it is a good way to let go and move forward with your life.

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54. Drink more water. Water is so important for a healthy body. Try to get your 8 glasses of water a day for a healthier you.

55. Put others first. Kindness can go a long way. Find ways to put others first, such as letting someone go first in line in front of you if they’re in a rush or helping someone out when they’re in need.

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56. Do a digital declutter. Not only do we now have to deal with clutter in our homes, but we also have to deal with clutter on our phones, laptops, and tablets. Do a digital declutter of your inboxes and applications to decrease stress and increase productivity.

57. Learn to be happier with less. Do you need all the materialistic things on your list of wants?

Sometimes it can be a blessing to live a more minimalistic lifestyle with less by only focusing on what you have and living with what you need.

You just might be surprised by how much happiness you can feel without much in your possession.

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58. Do a digital detox. Are you addicted to your phone? This is a pretty common problem nowadays and we just can’t seem to keep those electronics away from us.

Completing a digital detox will allow you to see how much more calm and less distracted you can be without having constant notifications from social media and emails going off.

59. Work on being early if you’re often late. Great time management is key to making sure you’re not late. If you’re not early, try to at least make it a goal to be on time.

60. Learn to let the small things go. If you get bothered by simple things, a great goal this year is to learn to not let small things bother you.

Whether that’s when someone cuts in front of you when you’re driving or when someone is being rude to you, sometimes you just need to practice inner calm and not let things get to you.

61. Write a book. There is always someone else who is a step behind you in life that can learn from your experiences. Writing a book is a great way to share what you know to someone who is in your past shoes.

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62. Create a routine for more structure in your life. A schedule that is all over the place can create stress, reduce productivity, and can even make you feel extremely unmotivated.

Structure can be very good if you often feel like you’re all over the place. You can create structure and more certainty in your life by using a planner and following a schedule.

63. Ask for a pay raise if you deserve it. If you believe you deserve a pay raise because you’ve been working hard and have provided above-and-beyond results at work, asking your boss to raise your pay to what you deserve might be worth your while. Be sure to bring your negotiation skills.

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64. Show your significant other that you appreciate them every day. Sometimes we stop trying hard in relationships once we are past the honeymoon phase. So just because you’re in a relationship, it doesn’t mean you can just coast and stop trying your best.

Practice giving the right love language that they like to receive so they can keep feeling appreciated and special.

65. Learn to let go of how you thought your life was going to turn out. We often think that at a certain point in time, we should be accomplishing certain things, such as having kids or getting married.

Remember that many of these timelines are based on how society dictates what should happen at each life stage.

Often, our life doesn’t turn out exactly as planned. We each have our own timeline and life path so don’t worry about what others are doing or what society says you should and shouldn’t do. Just keep doing you.

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66. Take your vitamins. Supplementing your body can be helpful since we often don’t get enough nutrients from natural foods. Make it a habit to take your vitamins every day for a healthier you.

67. Work on becoming a better communicator. Any successful relationship or friendship requires great communication skills and tact. You can always have better communication skills whether in your work or personal relationships, so keep working on it.

68. Eat together with your family. If you often watch TV together at the dinner table but don’t engage in conversation, stop doing this.

Get rid of any distractions and just sit and have conversations with one another more often to connect at a deeper level. If you guys eat at different times, find more times to get together.

69. Update your resume. You might not be actively looking for a job this year, but it’s always a great idea to update your resume with your current and past job experiences.

Having your resume ready is great in case you find a job opportunity that you can’t pass on a whim.

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70. Learn how to invest. Investing will help grow your net worth so the earlier you start, the more compounded gains you’ll get. Pick an investment vehicle that works with your risk tolerance.

71. Have deeper conversations with the people close to you. Instead of superficial topics, try to think deeper and have more philosophical and meaningful conversations with your friends and family.

You’ll be able to learn more about these people in your life and how they view the world. It’s great for exchanging ideas with one another and will lead to personal development.

72. Commit to a skincare and body care routine. Take care of the largest organ of your body by using good quality products that will keep your skin looking youthful for years to come.

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73. Make your bed every day. This small little morning habit every day can instantly make you feel good that you’ve accomplished something already at the start of the day.

Although it’s a small accomplishment, this addition to your morning routine can help you feel productive and it sets the tone for the rest of the day.

74. Cut out snacking. You might be snacking not because you’re hungry but because you’re bored. Instead, cut out the calories by keeping busy and doing something productive.

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75. Do your yearly wellness check-ups. Don’t put your health on the back burner. Make sure you have an annual preventative visit to your dentist and doctor.

76. Listen to more inspirational podcasts. Instead of jamming to music, use this time to further your personal development. You can listen to tons of inspiring people who have a wealth of information on health, self-improvement, career, and more.

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77. Try a caffeine detox. Do this challenge for 30 days if you feel you’re drinking too much caffeine. It can help reset your tolerance and you’ll find that you no longer will need to rely on it to feel awake.

78. Create a capsule wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe is a great way to shop less. Mix and match staple pieces in your wardrobe for different outfits.

79. Organize your entire home. From the kitchen, and bathroom, to the garage, there is always a part of the house that can be more organized and clean. Take a day or two to do a deep clean so that you can feel more productive and calm at home.

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80. Make a cleaning schedule and stick to it. Having a clean home is not easy to keep up with if you’re not organized.

If you find that you don’t seem to have the time to get stuff done, setting up a cleaning schedule might help you. You’ll know exactly which part of the house you have to clean and when during the week.

81. Stretch for at least 5 minutes daily. Stretching will help keep your muscles flexible and strong, which is so important for the health of your joints.

Spend at least 5 minutes a day stretching and you’ll find your muscles getting gradually less tense.

82. Complete a no alcohol challenge. If you drank a lot of alcohol during the holidays, try completing a Dry January challenge. Of course, you can also start doing this at any time of the year. Just stick with it.

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83. Don’t complain for 30 days. If complaining is a habit that you don’t even think about doing, you might come across as a very negative person.

This year, try to not complain at all for 30 days straight. When you feel like complaining, think of an opposite thing that you are grateful for.

You might find that you can become a much more positive person after these 30 days.

84. Clean up after you make a mess. Instead of leaving messes to be cleaned at a different time (because you know you’re going to procrastinate), make it a habit to clean up after yourself right away instead. You’ll feel more at ease at home.

85. Commit to trying a new food or recipe once a week. Be more adventurous this year and get creative with your recipes. You can try new cuisines from different parts of the world to help shake your meals up.

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86. Recycle when possible. Practice separating your garbage from recycling to help reduce your carbon footprint and save the planet.

87. Support more local businesses. Small local businesses always need more support so you can make it a goal this year to support businesses in your area instead of big box stores as much as possible.

88. Go on a date night with your significant other every week. Make dating a priority in your relationship by going on good-quality dates every week. The dates don’t have to be expensive and you can even have some fun dates right from home.

89. Practice not hitting the snooze button when your alarm goes off. Do you have a bad habit of snoozing more than you should? Kick this habit to the curb and start getting up right when your alarm goes off.

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90. Make a five-year plan. You might not be able to plan every part of your life because life often has its own plans. However, having a set five-year plan can help you make better decisions so you can get closer to your goals.

Take an afternoon and envision how you want your life to look five years from now. Then set smaller goals so you can get closer to this vision every single day.

91. Run a marathon. If you’re not exactly the most athletic and want to take on a great challenge, start training yourself a little bit every day to run a marathon.

92. Join a sports league. It’s a great way to make new friends as an adult, improve your skills in a sport of your choice, and get some exercise and endorphins running.

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93. Change your phone’s wallpaper to a new motivational quote every month. Since your phone is something you look at all the time, use this to your advantage and let it be inspiring by changing your wallpaper to a motivational quote. It can lift your spirits and keep you motivated.

94. Learn to read others’ body language better. It’s a great way to improve your interpersonal relationships, no matter if it’s your significant other or your boss.

95. Be more present with your family and friends. It’s easy to just be physically present but if you’re not mentally all there because you’re thinking about work, or you’ve checked out because you’re constantly on your phone, you might as well not be spending time together.

Enjoy and cherish the little moments you spend with them because you never know what tomorrow brings.

96. Plan out your outfits. Instead of just picking your outfits on a whim every morning when you’re in a rush, make a weekly plan of which outfits you want to wear to help make your mornings easier.

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97. Go to therapy to improve your mental health. Therapy isn’t just for people who are depressed or going through something difficult. Having a mental professional to talk to can be very beneficial no matter which stage of life you’re in.

98. Learn a new skill in your profession. Get ahead in your career by learning a new skill this year. You can do this through multiple avenues such as asking for more responsibility at work, learning online for free, or going back to school and getting a certification.

99. Unfollow people on your social media who aren’t inspirational or positive. We become the content that we consume so it might be time to get rid of negative people or people who just aren’t inspirational from your social media channels.

Click unfollow and start following more positive people who make you want to become a better person.

100. Get ready every morning and commit to looking your best every day. Do you have those days where you just feel like a total slob and those are always the days you seem to bump into people who you really wish didn’t see you like this?

Instead, make sure you dress and look your best every day. You might just find how much more confidence you’ll also feel when you look great.

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There you have it – 100 ideas on goals you can set for yourself this year.

In no way is this list complete but I hope my post gives you some ideas on what you can do to improve your life this year.

Next, check out my post on how you can slay these goals so you can create your dream life.

Have a wonderful 2024 and I hope you achieve all of your goals this year.

Don’t forget to check out my other posts on goal setting and being more productive with your day:

new years goals to set this year

What are some of your new year’s goal ideas that you want to accomplish this year? Let me know in the comments!


  1. Jane Davidson says:

    These are all such great goals! I totally agree with goal setting helping keep us on track!

  2. You gave so many great goal ideas. For the last 3 years I have been setting and writing down my goals, and it has made such a huge difference in how I move through the year.

    1. Thank you 🙂 I agree! It really does make a huge difference!

  3. These are all great ideas! I’m definitely working on a better sleep schedule this year.

  4. Amanda Maynard says:

    I am definitely trying to move more and take little walking breaks throughout the day!

    1. That’s great 🙂 That’s one of my goals this year as well!

  5. Julie Estrella says:

    These are some fantastic goals! I think I may tag along with you 🙂

  6. Shani Ogden says:

    I really like the list of goals you suggested! I’m working on a handful of them, like getting to bed earlier so I can wake up earlier and being more mindful/intentional about how/where I spend my time.

  7. Great ideas. Do you have a printable of this list?

  8. These were great! Thank you so much for
    your hardwork and for these ideas!! HAPPY 2022 TO YOU.

  9. Thanks so much for sharing these ideas! I am excited for a fresh start in 2024. Currently working on putting together my resolutions.

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