6. Spend More Time with Family

Spend More Time with Family

Now that 2013 is finally here and claims of the world ending in 2012 can be dismissed as false, there’s no better time, or rather year to resolve to reconnect and spend more time with some of the most important people in your life – your family members. Blood is, after all, thicker than water.

7. Travel to New Places

Travel to New Places

The world we live in is ever-changing and there’s always something out there for us to see and explore – be it a new skyscraper or an old relic. A new year, for some, signifies new places to head to and with space travel now a possibility – if you have the extra cash to spare, of course – the sky is no longer the limit for this particular resolution.

8. Be Less Stressed

Relax, Be Less Stressed

Less stress can make you healthier and happier; you get to sleep better at night too! After a year of being overwhelmed by so many different things – be it work, family obligations, financial issues or all of it together – it comes as no surprise that most would then vow to set aside more zen time and less worry time.

9. Volunteer

Volunteer

We all know that giving is almost always better than receiving – it certainly wouldn’t hurt to get some good karma points to start off the new year – so we then go on to make philanthropic resolutions such as volunteering. Find a cause that you absolutely believe in and you’ll find, in spite of the fact that you won’t be getting paid for your efforts and time, that it’s much easier to commit to it for a long period of time.

10. Drink Less

Drink Less

For those of you who’ve chosen to welcome the new year with the sounds of popping champagne, wine or what-have-you bottles, then you might find yourself pretty familiar with this last but very common new year’s resolution. You might or might not remember all the fun you’ve had during your new year’s celebration, after having one too many drinks, but you will certainly remember the horrible hangover the day after – definitely not a good way to start a new year – which is why cutting back on alcoholic beverages may very well be just what you need in the first place.