Not to totally ruin your blissful new year high (from either the hope of a fresh start or all that champagne), but new year’s resolutions don’t historically last very long. In fact, one study found that Americans are most likely to ghost their resolutions by Jan. 17, meaning it only takes a couple of weeks for all your 2022 hopes and dreams to end up in the trash with the holiday leftovers. Sure, that’s pretty dark, but here’s the good news: In the past couple of years, we’ve learned a lot, changed a lot, and grew a lot, which also means we can break out of the endless New Year’s cycle and make resolutions that will actually last a lifetime. Maybe every year you say “new year, new me,” but in 2022, it may actually be true. And if you need help getting there, here are 10 products that will make keeping resolutions and sticking to goals easy.
Is your goal to save money this year? One of the best ways to improve your financial health is to save money (and food waste!) on groceries and order less takeout. Blue Apron sends only the exact proportions you need, so you won't have to spend money on a bunch of ingredients in order to try a new recipe (especially ingredients you'll never use again). Also, the meals are so delicious and easy, you'll never be tempted to order takeout (even after stressful workdays). Consider it an investment in your physical health that can help save you money. Sign up now to get $110 off across your first 4 boxes.
If your resolution is to wake up earlier or get better sleep, the Hatch is an obvious choice. But no matter what your goals are this year, having more energy throughout the day or waking up easier will undoubtedly help you get there. This is more than an alarm clock—it's a personalized sleep and wakeup routine, including meditations and a sunrise light. This time of year is especially hard because the sun rises later, so it's pretty dark and gloomy in the morning. This alarm clock will mimic the sunrise to bring you optimal energy whenever you wake up to get that workout or morning meditation in and then give you energy to achieve your goals all day.
One of our favorite hacks to work out more is to prepare ahead of time so that you don’t have an option not to. Plus, picking out an outfit or pre-workout snacks are just more items on your to-do list that can make it easier to make excuses for why you shouldn’t work out. Gym bags are an essential must-have to keeping health goals because they make it easier for you to get to the gym (or to your yoga mat, to barre class, or on a run). Packing a gym bag the night before will keep you motivated and make exercise a "must" instead of a "maybe." This one is our favorite for the most organized, roomy, and chic option you’ll actually want to show off at the gym, office, or while traveling.
Consider this journal your personal accountability buddy that will always be there for you. No matter what your wellness goals are this year, keeping track and checking in on your goals and how your body feels are crucial for keeping resolutions through 2023. With daily pages for you to list intentions, monitor your sleep, plan meals for the day, schedule time for self-care, track your mood, journal gratitude, and check in with how you feel mentally and physically, this is quite literally your one-stop shop for every wellness resolution so you can keep up with all your personal health goals.
It’s so easy to forget to stay hydrated (especially when you have so many other things on your mind), so drinking more is always a resolution for us. This bottle with time stamps will help you keep track of your water intake and also keep you accountable to drink more. Need even more motivation to add “drink more water” to your list of resolutions? The body needs optimal hydration to stay energized, so if you achieve the hydration goal, you can get more motivation to achieve other goals too. This water bottle will help you get there.
Yes, it's crucial to start off the new year on the right foot, but it's also always freezing cold, AKA you could have all the best intentions to work on fitness resolutions when the new year comes, but all you’ll want to do during the winter months is crawl into bed and hide under the covers. If you want to train for a marathon or jog an extra mile in 2022 but can't even go for a brisk walk on Jan. 2 because it's way too cold, I got you. This breathable fleece fabric will keep you warm until spring but won’t make you sweat on those random warmer days.
The key to any healthy eating goal is preparation—when you have healthy options already chopped, prepped, and stocked up in your fridge, it's way easier to throw together meals and you'll be less tempted to order UberEats (even after long workdays). Use these chic glass containers to store chopped veggies, washed berries, cooked grains, or even mismatched meals like a stew, roasted veggies, or sauces you can repurpose throughout the whole week. Another bonus hack: When you do cook meals, always make extra to store for leftovers so you can have an easy lunch or dinner the following day without having to cook more.
If your goal is to kick your coffee addiction once and for all, matcha is the wellness world's favorite alternative. Matcha has been used for thousands of years for sustained energy in the body and as a ceremony meant to remind us all to slow down (two things we all need way more of in 2022!), so it’s the perfect addition to your wellness routine. This kit from one of our go-to supplement brands has everything you need to DIY a frothy, delicious, quality cup of matcha. Make it the traditional way with hot water or froth some milk of your choice if you’re a latte fan.
So your resolution is just to be happier this year? Or maybe you haven’t had time (or interest) in setting specific resolutions and are way more interested in continuing to grow and be healthier in the new year? Pick a card (any card!) from this deck of weekly reflections and get a one-sentence affirmation and a lot of inspiration for the week ahead. Not only will reading the card to yourself instantly make you feel good, but you can also repeat the quote throughout the week for a happy reminder anytime you need one. Each card serves as an instant mood boost or motivation to keep improving yourself, AKA it’s the perfect item to make 2022 be your best year yet.
No matter your 2022 resolutions, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for changing your life by forming good habits, breaking bad ones, and mastering small behaviors that lead to massive transformation. Learn how to overcome a lack of motivation or willpower, get back on track when you fall off course, and design your schedule for success. It’s an especially helpful read if your New Year's resolutions typically don't last past January (guilty!).
This post contains a sponsored inclusion of Blue Apron, but all of the opinions within are those of The Everygirl editorial board.