When choosing the perfect new year’s resolution, it’s easy to get caught up in the most popular and trendy goals for yourself. This can range from losing weight, saving more money, or picking up a hobby. While these goals are nice to keep in mind, they are very generic and lack opportunity for personal growth. Take a look at the best-underrated resolutions for personal development:


Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

The well-known phrase “you only live once” should be taken a little more to heart. The best way to do this is by getting out of your comfort zone and living a bit more spontaneously. Many people get trapped in their day-to-day activities and never seize the opportunity to try something new. For example, if you’ve always hated spicy food, try going to a new Indian restaurant. Befriend someone you usually don’t hang out with. Even simply taking a new route to work to mix things up. By getting out of your comfort zone and taking more risks, you can learn more about yourself. Trying something new can confirm likes and dislikes, but it can also lead to new self-discoveries.


Indulging in Self-care

The trick for achieving the new you in the new year is making time for yourself. It’s important to set self-care resolutions. This can mean setting aside a day to just be with yourself, going to a spa solo, or turning off your phone for a bit to focus on you. This can lead to self-reflection and relaxation. Remember that it is okay to be selfish with your time every now and then. This can help improve your mental health and relieve any stress from your day-to-day life. Everyone deserves a day of self-care, so this year make it a resolution to make more time for yourself.


Stop Being Sorry

Being you is amazing and you should not apologize for who you are. A very important resolution to set up for yourself is to be less apologetic for being who you are. Many people have adopted the habit of limiting themselves based on everyone else’s opinions. No matter what you do in life, there will always be a person judging. It’s important not to care and just live your best life according to you. Once you stop caring about what other people think, you will be much happier. Whether it’s trying a daring outfit, taking a spontaneous trip, or treating yourself to a luxury item you might not be able to afford, just do it.

When setting resolutions for yourself this year, focus on what will make you happy and what will keep you thriving. By embarking on the resolution that focuses more on personal development, you will become a better you by the end of the year.