You Can Actually Keep In 2022
Are you sick of saying “New year, new me” and making New Year’s resolutions every new year but never actually sticking to them? Well, you’re not alone. Instead of only making resolutions this year, let’s try keeping them. Here are 10 New Year’s Resolution Ideas that are achievable this year.
1. Go Clutter-free - Donate clothes you never wear
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KonMari your wardrobe because we are going to start 2022 clutter-free! You may be surprised at the possible benefits that decluttering your wardrobe can bring. A decluttered wardrobe sparks joy like what Mari Kondo would say! By minimalising your clothing choices, it will help you get dressed quicker, fuss and stress-free.
But don’t just throw the unwanted clothes in the bin – it could just be another man’s treasure! Donating your clothes to community organisations not only helps the environment, but it could also be a source to raise funds that support a brilliant cause.
➤ Donate clothes at The Salvation Army (View other locations here)
➤ Address: 20 Bishan Street 22, Singapore 579768
➤ Nearest BlueSG Station: 282 Bishan Street 22, Singapore 570282
➤ #BlueSGTip: TSA’s donation area is at an open carpark, so you don’t even have to park!
2. Do an Act of Kindness - Volunteer at your local community!
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Start your new year right by giving back and making a difference in the lives of others. There’s no better way than to volunteer for a cause that you’re passionate about. Seize this opportunity to meet new like-minded individuals or use it as a chance to spend quality time away from work or a busy lifestyle. You may be helping the less fortunate or without a voice while helping yourselves at the same time.
➤ Volunteer at Food from the Heart and help the less fortunate by bringing food to their tables
➤ Address: 130 Joo Seng Road, #03-01, Singapore 368357
➤ Nearest BlueSG Station: 2A Joo Seng Road, Singapore 361002 (9mins walk)
➤ #BlueTip: There are also other ways you can lend a helping hand as simple as using your expertise in photography to support the functions of Food from the Heart!
3. Challenge yourself - Face your Fears
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“You can run, but you can’t hide”. It’s about time when we face our fears head-on. In fact, fear limits your full potential – it prevents you from growing and progressing in life. Facing your fears is never easy, but once you’ve tried it, it’ll almost seem like you can overcome anything. If the rush of adrenaline isn’t for you, check out our 5 exciting activities near our BlueSG Sentosa Beach Station here.
➤ Conquer your fear of heights and try Bungy Jumping at Skypark Sentosa by AJ Hackett
➤ Address: 30 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa Island, Singapore 099011
➤ Nearest BlueSG Station: 50 Beach View, Singapore 098604 (8mins walk)
➤ #BlueTip: Once you’re inside Sentosa, you can take the Sentosa Express around the island!
4. Cultivate self-love - Take more photos of yourself
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We always feel that everyone else looks great, just not ourselves. In 2022, let’s focus on being less self-conscious and self-critical and regain the self-confidence. As you become one with nature and capture these precious moments of yourself, you tend to look at them more often which most likely increases your liking for those photos, and what’s in the photos – it’s you! When you’re having a low self-esteem day, look back at your photos and be reminded of how amazing you are, or even the great memory from that day.
➤ Go for a Photoshoot and be one with nature as you travel back in time at Fort Canning Park, Singapore’s very own hidden “Balinese” Fort!
➤ Address: River Valley Road, Singapore 179037
➤ Nearest BlueSG Station: 3E River Valley Road, Singapore 179024 (2 Mins)
➤ #BlueTip: If you’re going there on your own, bring along a tripod and a remote clicker shutter!
5. Be Appreciative - Learn, Appreciate and Enjoy Art
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If you’re feeling uninspired, try taking some time to appreciate art. Learn about the history behind the art, or the story the artist wants to tell. Having an appreciation for art also helps us develop an appreciation for each other and how we are all unique in our own way.
➤ Learn more at National Gallery Singapore, the largest public collection of Southeast Asian art.
➤ Address: 1 St Andrew's Rd, #01 – 01, Singapore 178957
➤ Nearest BlueSG Station: 109 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179097 (4mins walk)
➤ #BlueTip: Entry to the National Gallery is absolutely free for Singaporeans and PRs!
6. Let go of grudges - Try forgiveness
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Open up your heart and let go of grudges. Letting go creates growth and promotes self-healing. Remind ourselves that forgiveness is something we do for ourselves, not for the benefit of others. We don’t want to be so wrapped up in the wrong that we can’t enjoy the present. It also turns out that, anger could potentially increase the risk of the development of diabetes. People can hurt us, but we can be the ones to free ourselves from the grudge. Let it go as it’s just not worth holding on!
➤ Shout them out loud and release your grudges to the sea at East Coast Park
➤ Address: East Coast Park
➤ Nearest BlueSG Station: 65A Marine Drive, Singapore 441065 (10mins walk)
➤ #BlueTip: Try out different activities such as cycling, water-skiing, or a picnic while you are there!
7. Master a skill - Perfect 1 recipe
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Cooking can be really fun, not to mention it’s great therapy. Start off by perfecting 1 recipe, and you’ll find yourself wanting to conquer more and more in the kitchen. It’s a satisfying process and a wonderful boost in confidence and ability. Invite your loved ones to perfect that recipe with you, and it could just be another great memory to share.
➤ Get hands-on at baking beautiful desserts at Baker’s Brew
➤ Address: 246H Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574370 (View other studio locations here)
➤ Nearest BlueSG Station: 320 Shunfu Road, Shunfu Mart, Singapore 570320 (5mins walk)
➤ #BlueTip: Book classes at Baker’s Brew early as they tend to be fully booked!
8. Embrace Spontaneity - Get thrilled!
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The best life plan could be simply not to strictly follow the plan. Sometimes you just have to go with the flow. Accept spontaneity in your life and you might find yourself feeling happier and less stressed out. You’ll become more adaptable and confident as this casual way of life allows you to be happy in your own skin, not just on familiar ground. Trying can even bring you pleasant surprises, such as meeting a new friend or even getting a new job opportunity. If you haven’t been spontaneous in the past, give it a whirl!
➤ Get your heart pumped up with fun and thrill at GX-5 Extreme Swing
➤ Address: 3E River Valley Road, 3E River Valley Road, Block E, Singapore 179024
➤ Nearest BlueSG Station: 3E River Valley Road, Singapore 179024 (NO walking distance)
➤ #BlueTip: The GX-5 Extreme Swing opens from 4:30PM onwards, so don’t head there too early!
9. Learn something new - Practice a new craft
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Being immersed in arts and crafts can be some sort of meditation. It helps you focus your mind, pushes aside your worries, and achieves inner peace. Being involved in arts and crafts releases dopamine and can make one feel accomplished, which in turn boosts your self-esteem! If you don’t believe it; discover it for yourself the positive effects that happen when you just let the creative juices flow.
➤ Sink your hands into making your ceramic ware while contributing to a social cause at Studio Asobi
➤ Address: 705 Hougang Ave 2, Singapore 530705
➤ Nearest BlueSG Station: 707 Hougang Ave 2, Singapore 530707 (2mins walk)
➤ #BlueTip: As pottery classes may be limited, there are other pottery classes you can check out too!
10. Unapologetically pamper yourself - Go for a spa!
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By now, we all should know that relaxing can reduce the ill effects of stress. But often enough, allowing ourselves to relax turns out to be another source of stress and anxiety as we worry about social consequences such as being judged as “lazy” to others, or even cognitive issues such as feeling out of control. However, the best way to turn this around is to allow yourself to relax, more so than others! As you slowly get used to relaxation, you release yourself from this relaxation-induced anxiety.
➤ Treat yourself to a relaxing and rejuvenating retreat at the only 24-hour spa in Singapore, G.Spa
➤ Address: G.Spa Singapore, #02-02, 102 Guillemard Road, Singapore 399719
➤ Nearest BlueSG Station: 56A Cassia Crescent, Singapore 392056 (3mins walk)
➤ #BlueTip: Each spa admission includes free-flow food and beverages on their menu!
Make 2022 your Best Year
It’s okay to start small and focus on one goal at a time, because every step, no matter how small, is a step in the right direction. Most importantly, keep yourself healthy as you commute safely to try out these New Year’s Resolution Ideas.
One of the best ways is through electric car-sharing with BlueSG, where you get to travel around in affordability and convenience! If one of your New Year’s Resolutions is to save the earth, these electric cars are the true environment-friendly approach to travel. With over 380 charging stations around Singapore, it is also the ONLY car-sharing service that allows you to drive from point A to B. How hassle-free!
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