10 New Year Resolutions to Bring More Joy to Your Life

10 New Year Resolutions to Bring More Joy to Your Life | Coastline Realty

Wow! Can you believe the new year is almost here? 2021 has flown by and we are excited to start a new year here on Topsail Island! Here at Coastline Realty, we believe in living a happy, healthy, and joy-filled life, and what better way to kick-off the new year than with a few resolutions that are sure to bring you a little extra joy? Read on to learn how you can make 2022 your best year yet! 

1. Spend More Time on Topsail Island

Of course this HAS to be number one because it's our absolute favorite! It's simple... vacationing on Topsail Island is the perfect way to put a smile on your face! The salt air, the relaxing ocean, the chill vibes... it's all so therapeutic! Topsail Island is an amazing getaway spot and offers tons of incredible things to do like deep sea fishing charters, local shopping and dining, entertainment, and of course, beautiful beaches to simply relax on. Our fantastic vacation rentals are the perfect place to refresh, relax, and rejuvenate for the year ahead. Book yours today! 

2. Evaluate Your Life

This one may seem a little heavy, but it's actually quite the opposite. Evaluating your life and the different aspects of it allows you to "clean out" the things that are no longer bringing you joy or fulfillment. Life should be filled with things that make you happy, not things that weigh you down. 

3. Learn Something New

Maybe you've always wanted to learn a new language or perhaps how to sew, build something, or paint. Learning something new is excellent for your brain and cognitive health and it's pretty fun as well! Starting at the beginning of a new year has many benefits when learning something new, like the ability to set a monthly goal and celebrate when you reach them! You'll be surprised at all of the fun, new things you can learn in a year. 

4. Schedule Time to Help Others

Whether you volunteer at your local community outreach, teach Sunday school at church, participate in a local fund-raising event, or even just call to check on your neighbor, helping others is sure to bring more joy into your life! There are endless ways to do this, so get creative and get involved with something meaningful to you. 

5. Create a Home Cleaning Schedule

Life can get pretty chaotic sometimes, (especially if you have younger children!) and often the "home chores" get put on the back burner. Have you ever had company ask to come over at the last minute, resulting in you scrambling to clean up? Us too. Make that a thing of the past with a cleaning schedule! Include daily, weekly, and monthly items, type them out into a neat schedule, print, and use! Need ideas? This printable schedule can get you started. 

6. Make More Time for Family & Friends

Nothing can replace spending quality time with those you love most and it's all too easy to let life get in the way of that. We have a few tips for combatting this. Put your phone up when you come home for the evening, sit down together as a family for dinner, say "yes" to lunch with that friend you haven't seen in a while, or plan a special family-outing surprise. Even better? Treat your family to a beach vacation with us! Our Topsail Island rentals are the perfect place to spend quality time together and make memories that will last a lifetime. 

7. Spend More Time Outside

There are endless benefits to spending time outside everyday, even if it's just for a few minutes. Soak up the warm sunshine, listen to the birds chirping in your backyard, take a walk, or sit and watch your kids play. However you choose to spend your time outside, let it be relaxing and enjoyable. 

8. Work On Your Sleeping Habits

If you're anything like us, sleeping isn't always the best. It can be hard to wind-down and get a restoring nights sleep. When you make getting sleep a priority, other areas of your life will improve as well. You'll be happier, healthier, and able to function much better. There are plenty of ways to do this like limiting screen and television time before bed, keeping your bedroom cool, using a sound machine, utilizing essential oils, and the list goes on. Here's to better sleep! 

9. Create A Budget... and Stick to It

Do you know what millions of people are stressed out about right now? Money. It makes the world go 'round but also causes plenty of trouble. By creating (and sticking to!) a household budget, you open the door to being able to save and plan for things much more easily. Simply write down your monthly income, write down all of your monthly bills, and designate the rest where you'd like it to go whether it's savings, donations, family-fun, or whatever! One of our favorite ways to keep track of it all is by using a bill planner notebook or a folder with pockets for each month.

10. Make A Point to Smile and Laugh More

Smiling and laughing are instant mood boosters, even when you don't feel like doing so. Seek out things that bring you happiness, no matter how silly. That ridiculous video that your kids think is hilarious? Watch it with them and laugh along! Something has you aggravated? Smile and say, "I'm not going to let you take my smile away today!" You'll be surprised at how good it works! 

Hopefully we've given you a few ideas on how to make 2022 your best, most joy-filled year ever! We believe the best place to put these resolutions into action is on Topsail Island, so give us a call today to start planning your incredible beach vacation. Happy New Year! 

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