I Failed My 2021 Resolutions — Here’s How I Will Achieve Them This Year

Achieving all your new year goals is easier than you think

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There is no person in the world who hasn’t made New Year’s resolutions at least once in their life. And as we all know, it usually turns into a complete bummer, just like it did for me in 2021. But instead of sulking in disappointment, I decided to reflect on my failure and come up with a new strategy that promises to be a life-saver for everyone. What is it? Meet Headway!

I discovered Headway a couple of weeks ago, and since then, I have been obsessed with it. It is a book summary app that provides fun and easy tools to boost your self-growth. Quickly, I realized that the app library holds a lot of great wisdom that will help me achieve my new year’s resolutions. And I couldn’t just stay silent — I wanted everyone to find out how they can reach their new year goals.

The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul…

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Therefore, I compiled the 8 most popular new year’s resolutions in this article and picked the most applicable books for them. What’s more, on the Headway app, you can read or listen to them just in 15 minutes! So, let’s get to it now and finally fulfill those promises you gave to yourself.

1. Exercise regularly

I know the benefits of being active and doing sports, and you know that — we all know that. But, unfortunately, with jobs, duties, householding, and other adult life responsibilities, we struggle with finding time for doing sports. And this is why Better Stretching is a real savior.

In the book, a certified personal trainer and founder of the fitness training business, Joe Yoon, shares the best stretching tips and techniques. But that’s not all! It takes only 9 minutes per day to become more flexible, strengthen your muscles, and set up the mood for the day. Worth trying!

2. Stress less

Stress is an inevitable part of human life — it’s a fact, and not a pleasant one. But it’s in our power to deal with it healthily and efficiently. And that’s precisely what you can learn to do from Don Joseph’s book, The End of Stress

Not only will you learn actionable ways to manage stress, but you will also find out everything about its nature and effects on your body. So it’s time to explore it from A to Z, and on the Headway app, you can do it in mere minutes!

3. Get in shape

Weight loss has always been a painful topic for me. No matter what I tried, I couldn’t do it sustainably and healthily. But apparently, it is possible if you follow science-proven strategies. Lucky me, that New York Times bestselling author Michael Greger used his famous scientific approach in How Not to Diet. He revealed actionable tips and techniques on losing weight efficiently so it will never come back.

If you want to find out more about becoming slimmer without causing damage to your body, then How Not to Diet is the perfect choice for you!

4.Plan the budget better

Budgeting. Ah, my absolute Kryptonite. But no matter how hard it may seem to learn, getting neck-deep in debt and living from paycheck to paycheck is much harder. So I searched through the Headway app library for answers and found a perfect solution — the book You Need a Budget. 

Jesse Mecham, the author, is the founder of the You Need a Budget company that provides software for financial planning. In 2017, he published a book that gives more insights on how the system works and additional tips on budgeting. This title is the actual gem for anyone who wants to be a pro with money!

5. See the world

Did you know that there are dozens of actionable tips on traveling for free and even making money from taking a trip? I was surprised, too! All thanks to the title TRAVEL for FREE.

The author of this bestseller, Gundi Gabrielle, shares insights on passive income, working from home and traveling. She doesn’t just know all these in theory. She lives this way. That’s why there is no reason not to trust her words. As this book will show you, there are many ways to save money and even find travel aspects for free. I’m already planning my next trip after finishing this book’s summary on the Headway app.

6. Master a new skill

Learning can be difficult for many of us. And as we get older, it becomes harder for us to master new skills. But, no worries, it is not the reason not to pick up something you’ve been dreaming of for quite some time now. Instead, the solution is to figure out effective learning techniques that will help you add more know-hows to your skills piggy bank.

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning will reveal all the secrets of becoming an effective learner, so mastering any new skill will become as easy as pie. And reading its summary on the Headway app will speed up this process even more.

7. Improve romantic life

Love, love, love. As exciting as it can be, it also requires a lot of work, am I right? Whether you are single and looking for a true feeling or already have a partner and want to strengthen your relationships, this resolution always makes sense.

Lucky we are to have Dr. Sue Johnson’s groundbreaking work Hold Me Tight. The seven conversations highlighted in this book help you discover yourself and your partner and choose what works best for you. And if you’d like your partner to read it, but make it subtle, you can start with: ‘I found this great summary app Headway, and there was one book, Hold Me Tight, that opened my eyes. Want to listen to its summary together?’

8. Make more friends

Having friends is an essential part of our lives. It feels so warm and comforting to know that there are people you can always count on and turn to when something happens. That’s why this New Year’s resolution got on my list.

If it is on your list, too, check out Big Friendship. This book will tell you why it is so important to have meaningful friendships in your life and how to build a strong one even if it takes a lot of effort.

Here you go, friends! I believe that in 2022 you will have the power to make all your New Year’s resolutions real. This book list will help you stay motivated and keep your eyes on the prize. And on the Headway app, you will find even more inspiring and valuable books that you can read all year long while achieving your most desirable goals.

Let everyone know what you think!