7 Unique New Year Resolutions to Consider in 2022

Resolutions to help you grow from the inside out

Kashif Iqbal
4 min readJan 7, 2022


With 2022 kicking off, it’s that time of year again when we reflect on our lives and draw up a mental list of resolutions to make — and keep! — for the year ahead. While losing weight and getting in top-notch shape is usually at the top of the list, but the best resolutions to focus on are our mental health and happiness. Dare to make these 7 unique resolutions in 2022 to help you grow from the inside out.

Start your day with a positive mindset

According to the “Law of Attraction”, you attract into your life what you think about or pay attention to throughout the day. Thus, it is essential to start your day on a positive note.

You already have a sure-fire, free way to elevate your self-esteem: your smile. According to research when you smile your brain releases dopamine to fight stress. Louise Hay recommends starting your day by sitting in front of the mirror and smiling for several seconds. This exercise will help filter out the negative thoughts about yourself and enable you to start your day with a positive mindset. Like they say,

Life is like a mirror, smile at it and it smiles back at you — Peace Pilgrim

Cook something new each week

If cooking is already a part of your routine, eating healthy is essential but you should also try to eat more diverse food. Ultimately, variety adds spice to life. If you are more of a dine-out kind of person, now’s the time to start cooking, as cooking helps alleviate stress and boosts mindfulness. Cooking also makes you more alert and attentive as you have to carefully follow each step in the recipe.

Declutter your home

Keeping your home clean can bring about amazing changes in terms of lifestyle and how you view your life. When you declutter your home, you also declutter your mind. Keeping your home tidy doesn't have to be a big task. being organized and tidying up on a daily basis helps you to be more efficient without overdoing it.

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Kashif Iqbal

Software Engineer | Designer | Tech Enthusiast | an avid crafter, and a hobbyist writer